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The world's largest shopping mall, the Dubai Mall is in itself one of the best attractions in Dubai. A part of the Burj Khalifa Complex, The Dubai Mall includes over 1,200 shops and special areas for visitors to have a wonderful time. The mall is open every day from 10:00 AM till midnight and is in close proximity to most of the major hotels.

The Dubai Mall was opened on November 4, 2008 and spreads across 12 million square feet. The shops at the Dubai Mall ensure that shoppers have a great time and can find everything what they require. A number of global retail brands have made their debut in the Middle Eastern market by opening their stores in the Dubai Mall. Some of the main highlights of the mall include the expansive Gold Souk, the largest of its kind in the world; the posh Fashion Catwalk Atrium, the Waitrose Supermarket and Hamleys, the popular UK Toy store.

Visiting the Dubai Mall doesn't just mean shopping; there are a number of entertainment opportunities too that visitors can enjoy. The Dubai Aquarium is the prime attraction of the mall. It is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world and houses over 33,000 marine creatures. The feeding times can be confirmed from the official website of the Dubai Mall.

The SEGA Republic Park is an indoor theme park and another great draw for visitors. The park features a number of thrilling rides and cutting edge entertainments. The park is segregated into different zones that have entertainment for people of all age groups.

The Dubai Ice Rink offers a great combination of family fun and sports. The rink hosts a range of events all around the year including figure skating and also live hockey matches and concerts. The ice rink is open all around the year and is a great place for even first timers.

At the Dubai Mall, visitors can expect to find delectable food. There are over 150 dining outlets serving casual eateries, Arabic, Mediterranean, Continental, Asian and International cuisines. All the food provided is halal. All the restaurants have been well-placed so that it becomes easy for visitors to enjoy dining while shopping.

The Dubai Mall is easily accessible from the Doha Street and is located in Downtown Dubai.

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