Dubai Mall is the largest mall, by area, in the world and we are here. Over 1,200 shops, over 120 restaurant and cafes and 22 cinema screens wait for us. But, not only us. This mall needs humans to control the traffic here.
But, we want to see what will greet us when we go inside. This wall of wall is gorgeous, and all this water in the desert.
We are in Waterfall Atrium. Just look at those divers. Here is the Quicksilver store. We have these stores at home, but we have never seen a surfing video of surfers near the entrance of Quicksilver.
We, and most American shoppers, love Bloomingdales.
Many Dubai shoppers also love Bloomies. In 2010 Bloomingdales opened their first store outside of the United States, here in the Dubai Mall. This store is huge with three levels of shopping. We love Bloomingdales, but we did not come to the largest mall in the world to shop at stores we have at home. We, Zeb and Chanel, want to see Dubai Fountain.
The lagoon here is really big. There are a few fountains and we heard that the fountains dance to music, like they do at the Bellagio in Las Vegas. But this is bigger. Looking for a place to have dinner and view the water show, we cross the bridge over the lagoon and enter Souk al Bahar.
Up to the second floor, expecting a better view, we discovered Abd el wahab, a Lebanese restaurant.
Let’s have dinner here. There is a balcony with a magnificent view of the dancing water show. We watched three different shows with different types of music.
There is a show every 30 minutes. The building behind the Dubai Fountain is Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.
But we will show more of that another day. After dinner we return to the mall.
Beautiful inside, isn’t it? Did you know that this mall has an Olympic size ice skating rink? I, Zeb the Duck, and Chanel the Bear, love to watch ice skaters.
They seem to move gracefully, as they glide over the ice. But, there is more to see. A huge aquarium is also inside Dubai Mall.
We did not even go inside the aquarium, this is what we saw from the mall.
It is nice that humans, ducks and bears can see so much of the aquarium while shopping and wandering around the mall. They don’t have to take the time to go inside the aquarium.
We can see the stores and reflections of lights through the aquarium. But we heard that inside is spectacular, so if you have time, check it out. Oh, if we had not just eaten, we would want to go here, to the Rainforest Cafe.
We love the Rainforest Cafe and the one in Denver is closed. But we enjoyed our Lebanese restaurant, and we came to Dubai to have new experiences. We are happy humans, duck and bear. When in Dubai, we hope you take time for a visit to Dubai Mall. It is a great place.
That must have been like paradise for such skilled shoppers. 🙂
We loved it but didn’t buy. Just acting like tourists and trying to see as much as possible. We have malls with a small aquarium or small ice skating area. And many fountains but I’ve never seen a mall with everything and everything so large. Was fascinating and far from my every day reality. Just another amazing accomplishment for Dubai. Hope you spend time in Dubai while everything is new and stretches your imagination. Difficult to explain or describe it all.
Gorgeous pictures 😀 xx
Thanks. It was a beautiful place and wonderful experience. Thanks for reading and commenting.