Dubai Mall

LUXE City Guides - Dubai - - Dubai Marina / The Walk -

Down­town Dubai / 362 7500 / daily from 10am / the­dubaimall.com

Grab a com­pass and head for the largest mall in the world. Take the fun-for-the-fam show­piece Aquar­ium / G/F G7 / 448 5200 / the­duba­iaquar­ium.com / with walk-through tun­nel and un­der­wa­ter zoo; Dubai Ice Rink / C5; Ga­leries Lafayette / GF C8-9 / 339 9933; and Bloom­ing­dale’s / G/F K9 / 350 5333 / as ori­en­ta­tion points as you me­an­der around the mind-bog­gling num­ber of shops and cafés. Ditch the kids at KidZa­nia (a munchkin sized mini city) / 2F A3 / 448 5222, then take refuge at Carluccio’s / LG/F H2 / (see Rest./Re­laxed) or Wafi Gourmet (see Lunch). Next, head to Fash­ion Av­enue to shop brands like Tom Ford and cut­ting edge de­signer den Sym­phony / 330 8050 / sym­phony.ae. If that doesn’t whet your whis­tle, dive feet first into Level Shoe District for wall-to-wall de­signer clob­ber plus po­di­a­try heaven Sole Lounge by Mar­garet Dabbs / 501 6688 / and the Vogue Café / lev­elshoedis­trict.com. Other stand­out stores in­clude Candy­li­cious / G/F F6 / 330 8700, a Char­lie and the Choco­late Fac­tory-like ex­pe­ri­ence for grown-ups and lit­tle ’uns; Book World (see V. Use­ful); and Marami / GF F3 / 434 3536 / for int’l jew­ellery and bag brands.

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