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Mall of the Emirates is far more than a shopping mall; it's a gleaming lifestyle destination!!
It is the ultimate leisure,entertainment and shopping resort, opened in September 2005 to great acclaim. It covers a massive 223,000 square metres or 2,400,000 square feet, and has over 450 retailers.
Retailers in the Mall include a massive Carrefour hypermarket, a huge Debenhams, Harvey Nicholls, Gucci, Burberry, Alfred Dunhill, Centrepoint, Bulgari, Lacoste, Louis Vuitton, Hugo Boss, Versace, Virgin Megastore, Brooks Brothers, Borders, Tiffany and Co, Dolce and Gabbana, Paul Smith, Montblanc, H and M, Phat Farm and dozens of others, too numerable to mention.
The range of entertainment options include one of the biggest surprises one can imagine in a desert area with the temperature often over 100 degrees Fahrenheit outside. This is Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski destination in the Middle East.
This is a large indoor ski slope, complete with man-made snow, attractive Swiss chalets and a ski lift!! As you sit in a bar in the mall, you can watch people skiing on real snow through huge glass windows.
It looks like a scene from the Alps, but it is in the middle of the desert!! Bizarre!! It's just as well that they have cheap, abundant oil. The cost of cooling Ski Dubai sufficiently would be prohibitive otherwise. A great many ex-pats from Europe and North America must frequent Ski Dubai just to escape the desert heat ! Having said that, the whole of Mall of the Emirates has beautiful air-conditioning to maintain a pleasant ambient temperature.
There is also a two-level Magic Planet which includes a bowling alley and a myriad of games and rides for the children. This is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in the country,at present. To add to the entertainment, Cinestar Cinemas has no fewer than 14 screens !!
Then, the Dubai Community Arts and Theatre mentioned earlier, has a 500 seat-theatre and art gallery.
When it comes to food and drink, Mall of the Emirates provides a massive choice. There are over 70 restaurants and coffee shops with everything from fast food to themed restaurants and exclusive dining alternatives.
Apart from all that, this mixed use development incorporates two hotels, including the 5-star Kempinski (mentioned above), which will offer over 900 rooms combined, a host of licensed restaurants, tennis court, swimming pools and spas.
Notable Stores In Mall of the Emirates
* Alfred Dunhill
* Axiom Telecom
* BCBG Max Azria
* Brooks Brothers
* Carolina Herrera
* Diesel S.p.A.
* Ermenegildo Zegna
* Emporio Armani
* Forever 21
* Harvey Nichols
* Hugo Boss
* Hugo Boss Orange
* Jumbo Electronics
* Kenneth Cole
* Louis Vuitton
* Paul Smith
* Roberto Cavalli
* Salvatore Ferragamo
* Tiffany & Co.
* Virgin Megastore
* Yves Saint Laurent