12 Things to Do in Dubai Mall – FREE & Paid

Hysteria Dubai Mall

Originally posted 2019-10-29 02:01:36.

With an area of 1,124,000 square meters, Dubai Mall was officially opened on November 04, 2008; it is currently the WORLD’S LARGEST shopping mall with an area of 1,124,000 square meters. That number pushes you to revisit your school textbook and count the mentioned number beginning with units, tens, hundreds… …all the way up to millions.

It is estimated that there are more than 1200 shops, 22 cinemas, and 120 restaurants and cafes in the Dubai Mall. The Dubai Mall also has Rolex’s biggest watch store, in addition to Candylicious, the biggest sweet shop in the world. As a result of its popularity, the mall attracts 75 million visitors each year, making it the busiest shopping mall in the world.

Fly Emirates A380 Airbus

Would you believe it if I told you that anyone can fly the Emirates Airbus A380? The Emirates A380 Flight Simulator at Dubai mall will give you the chance to experience the largest Airbus A380 in the world. It is an unusual activity in Dubai mall. Choose from one of 12 busy airports and receive points for navigation skills with an instructor. A complete tutorial will be given to you before the flight, so it’s a great opportunity to learn more about the biggest Airbus in the world before the flight.

  • Off-peak sessions lasting Half-hour begins at AED 325 and peak session price AED 375.
  • The Simulator Open Sun-Wed from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, and Thu – Sat from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight.
Emirates A380 London Flight Simulator Heathrow Landing!
Emirates A380 London Flight Simulator Heathrow Landing!

VR Park

vr park dubai mall
VR Park Dubai mall

VR Park is a first-of-its-kind attraction in the Middle East. It’s a Virtual Reality with several distinctive augmented reality experiences. However, many rides are there for kids, quite a few designed for adults. However, Loads of arcade game options are there which even an adult can try. As Soon As I sat in Dubai Drone & Burj Drop, My heart stopped beating for a few moments due to the fact I had no clue what to prepare for. Read a detailed guide on VR Pakr over here.

  • Rates commence at AED 35 for individual activities, while an adult day pass fees AED 150
  • The VR Park Dubai Mall is accessible on weekdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 am and on the weekends from 10:00 am to 01:00 am.

Dubai Aquarium

The world’s most prominent shopping center has the WORLD’s largest indoor aquarium holding 10 million liters of water. It is also one of the aquariums that lets you dive with sharks. The aquarium is split into three Living Ocean, Rainforest, and Rocky Shore. This is one of the best places where adults can enjoy themselves in Dubai.  You can also view the aquarium from the outside for free. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo (on the inside of the aquarium) houses more than 33,000 aquatic animals & 140 species of sea life. Various kinds of ticket options are available. Depending on your taste you can buy tickets online. For some activities, On weekday tickets are cheaper than weekends like King Croc Encounter on Weekday (Sun-Wed) cost is 255 and on weekends (Thu-Sat) & Holidays AED 295.

Falling Man Waterfall

A Singapore-based architecture firm, DPA Architects, has designed the busiest selfie point at the Dubai Mall’s falling human waterfall, which is now a popular selfie spot. It is made up of two cylindrical structures, the largest of which is 30 meters in length and the smallest of which is 24 meters in length. When I looked at this imaginary waterfall for the first time, the first thing I noticed was that it depicted human movement, so when you look at it for the first time, you would think that people actually move forward and fall down while they move forward.down. The waterfall is surrounded by several coffee shops where one can sit and chill out.

Men Falling Fountain - Dubai Mall
Men Falling Fountain – Dubai Mall


Dubai Mall seriously isn’t all about shopping. If you think you’re fearless and not a faint-hearted person, or if you love scary movies, I invite you to visit it. 10 minutes cost is 100 AED which could be extravagant for numerous people. It’s an adult adventure, so I give you advice if you have. If you think you’re fearless and not a faint-hearted person, or if you love scary movies, I invite you to visit it. Children under 15 years, don’t take them there. It is possible to record your experience, but with a GoPro camera as mobile phones are not permitted because you may drop.

Hysteria Dubai Mall
Hysteria Dubai Mall – Isn’t Scary?


You have children who would adore being a policeman, a chef, or a firefighter, then you should consider spending the upcoming weekend with them in Kidzania. It’s a children’s amusement center in Dubai mall which offers over 50 entertaining activities for kids. It would be a memorable & healthy experience for your kids. In case you are planning to check it out on the weekend, visit in the morning because by afternoon it gets jam-packed. You would most likely need 4 or 5 hours inside to pass all the games so ensure that you have got sufficient time.

The ticket price is AED 185 for kids + AED 75 for adults. If book online in advance = AED 129.50 for kids + AED 52.50 for adult.



I want to state this is undoubtedly one of the best selfie spots in the Dubai mall. It’s an almost 155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton discovered in Wyoming in 2008. The DINO is 7.6m tall and measures 24.4m long. Previously, it was at the entrance, but recently it moved to the Souq area off of the mall.

DUBAI DINO  155-million-year-old Old


With the capacity of hosting up to 2,000 people, Dubai Ice Rink is the largest, most popular, and Olympic-sized ice skating rink in the entire city of Dubai.  The Dubai ice rink located on the ground floor alongside The Souk.  Anyone can try skating even if you’re a beginner; you can try it. The staff is very supportive and knowledgeable who would guide you and would happy to make you comfortable for your first skating.  Dubai Ice Rink Ticket Price: AED 150.


Drive an F1 Car

Do you want to drive an F1 car? Go to the Ferrari Store on Level 1 (just beside the waterfall Hidden inside).

Play football on a FIFA-certified pitch

If you’re a football enthusiast, Dubai Mall is an ideal place for you to accomplish your dreams by playing a football match on FIFA-qualified turf. Dubai Mall does have a FIFA-qualified turf where kids between 5 to 15 years old can be involved in a real professional football match. A one-day package will set you back Dhs200 with seven Days options available at Dhs800.  Activities will run from 9 am until 3 pm.

Reel Cinemas

Dubai Mall won’t stop shocking you with many different things to do. Operated by Emaar Entertainment; Reel Cinemas invites you to watch the most recently released movies on one of 26 screens. Besides the big screen with quality soundthe Cinemas presents a wide range of food and drinks.

The Dubai Fountain

This is the world’s largest choreographed fountain system, located behind the Dubai mall at Burj Khalifa Lake and behind the Dubai mall. The Dubai Fountain can spray 22,000 gallons (83,000 liters) of water into the air at any moment. Certainly one of the busiest tourist spots in downtown Dubai after the Burj Khalifa & the Dubai Mall, there are many restaurants with views of the fountains and Dubai mall, so you might want to book your reservation there to avoid the crowds. Fountain shows are organized regularly in daytime, at 1:00 and 1:30 (Friday at 1:30 & 2:00 PM) shows are presented. The first evening shows start at 6:00 pm and keep going on after every thirty minutes (30 minutes) till 11:00 pm. The performance lasts for five (5) minutes. There is no ENTRY fee for it.

The Dubai Fountain
The Dubai Fountain

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