Dubai Malls

Jessica Peterson

Dubai shopping centers, like most everything in Dubai, are spectacular and completely over the top. Dubai Mall is the largest in the world with 1,200 shops and restaurants. With the imposing Burj Khalifa (the world’s tallest building) right outside, you could easily spend a week in Dubai Mall taking in all the shops, souks, fountains, ice skating, and of course, people watching.

mall flowers couple V hi

mall flowers blur H hi

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mall fountain V hi mall fountain restaurant 2 H hi

mall aquarium H hi mall aquarium ray H hi mall aquarium V hi mall arabic store V hi

mall ice rink H hi

mall girl head covering ice rink H hi

little girls ice rink V hi   mall men in robes V hi mall restaurant H hi mall robed couple 2 V hi mall robed couple sit H hi mall robed couple V hi mall robed man V hi mall robed women V hi  mall souq eagles V hi  mall souq V hi mall tim H hi mall window tower flowers V hi mall woman robe V hi

mall girl photo mom V hi

burj night V hi

Not to be outdone is Mall of The Emirates with its indoor ski slope and accompanying ski lodge in the middle of the Arabian desert.

fountain H hi jess BCBG dress fountain V hi

Dress: BCBG (similar).  Shoes: SM Store.  Earrings: Macy’s.

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arabic man phone V hi cafe H hi cafe people V hi

cafe tea pour V hi cafe tea pots H hi  cafe tim H hi   ski H hi ski lodge H hi

ski arabs V hi

Ibn Battuta Mall comes in as the third most spectacular mall as far as quality of shops, but not in terms of decor. The themed decor includes entire sections dedicated to the colorful cultures of Egypt, India, Persia, and China.

china boat 1 V hi china boat 2 V hi  egypt hall H hi egypt hall V hi india elephant H hi

arab man V hi

kite flyer V hi persia hall V hi

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Jessica Peterson is a travel filmmaker, photographer, and journalist. She released her first documentary film about indigenous culture on Guam in 2016, after having lived nearly 7 years on the Pacific island. Jessica is currently on the Great American Roadtrip in her Airstream trailer.
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