Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall
4.5
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Dubai Festival City Mall is a shopping mall in Dubai Festival City, on Dubai Creek in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Originally opened in 2007, but expanded in 2017.​ Overlooking the serene waters of the creek and iconic Dubai Skyline, Festival City Mall holds a special place in the heart of North Dubai.​ Accessible to shoppers via multiple roadways, public transport and special water taxi stops on the iconic Dubai Creek.​ The mall Festival Bay a great outdoor and used for daily nighttime "IMAGINE Show" Laser, Lights and Fountain show. There is an Abra boat service across Dubai Creek between the Dubai Festival City Mall and the Al Jaddaf Marine Station, close to the Dubai Creek metro station on the green Line of the Dubai Metro. This is operated by the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA). With over 400 stores and more than 100 Restaurants and Cafes, Food Court with 1000 Seat the largest in Dubai.
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  • Colin
    Cape Coral, Florida427 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great mall in Dubai that is not flooded with people
    Just a great mall - free parking - great views on a beautiful Dubai skyline! Very nice show and beautiful water view and water taxi access. Loved the new Lulu and the IKEA location, Unfortunately the beyond the beach outlet closed as well as the American eagle - the rest is awesome great selection of food and shopping.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 27 July 2023
  • Nasteha A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent experience
    We had a wonderful stay at the apartments. The service was excellent and the staff were polite and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast particularly the variety of choice and the time which lasted until 11. 00. The cleaning was excellent especially subash and Binod
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 24 August 2023
  • Aliya Astana
    Astana, Kazakhstan372 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dubai festival city
    I really love this place! I try to come every time I come. An exceptionally pleasant holiday atmosphere fills this shopping center, there are no crowds of tourists here, as in the Dubai Mall. You can combine business with pleasure – most brands are represented in shopping galleries. But the most enticing for me is the embankment with fountains, laser and fire Show! I recommend you to visit. Be sure to go to the Rasasi and Desigual store!
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 November 2023
  • zuv
    Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very nice place
    A large and quite beautiful mall. Dozens of shops (or hundreds...), a food court area with a rich offer, playgrounds for children, a Lulu supermarket. It is interesting that here you can take a cruise on Dubai creek, with a traditional boat. Also, one thing worth coming here for is Imagine, an impressive show of water, fire, lights and lasers.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 December 2023
  • zarina l
    Krugersdorp, South Africa28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Festive enough to be called festival mall
    the fountain display at the festival mall was awesome. Colourful with a laser display, fire n sounds from the fountain made it for a thrilling displays . The Christmas displays n entertainment on the outside of the festival mall where the fountains are the made me feel like a child again. To me, the festive mall outweighed the Dubai n Emirates Malls. The mall was more normal n family orientated. I suppose since it's not rated as touristy, no hype about it.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 January 2024
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سماح
Jerusalem, Israel115 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Well designed mall, the decoration is on point.
Wish there would be more seats outside facing the sea so that one could enjoy the view.
The view outside and the festive kiosks are very nice.
Sephora shop workers need more training, the treatment is awful I would never think to enter it again. Unprofessional service. Never experienced something like this before at any Sephora.

In general, workers at the mall are very welcoming and hard working people.
Written 19 January 2024
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Ceci P
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Disappointed about the lack of reliable information on the Imagine show timings.
The website and signage says there should be shows every 30 mins from 7pm on Fridays.
There's a children's carnival with games event and therefore the shows have been suspended.
We asked at the mall information desk and the lady there told us about this but assured us there would be shows at 20:30 and 21:00. She advised to wait till the 21:00 one as it would be the "main" show.
There was a 5 min show at 20:20 and nothing further.
If you're running special events that override your usual programing have the decency to advertise them.
I suggested as much to the lady in the information desk. Her answer was, "no they don't do that on the website".
We came to Festival City specifically to see the Imagine show.
Written 12 January 2024
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zarina l
Krugersdorp, South Africa28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
the fountain display at the festival mall was awesome. Colourful with a laser display, fire n sounds from the fountain made it for a thrilling displays .

The Christmas displays n entertainment on the outside of the festival mall where the fountains are the made me feel like a child again.

To me, the festive mall outweighed the Dubai n Emirates Malls.

The mall was more normal n family orientated. I suppose since it's not rated as touristy, no hype about it.
Written 3 January 2024
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
A large and quite beautiful mall. Dozens of shops (or hundreds...), a food court area with a rich offer, playgrounds for children, a Lulu supermarket.
It is interesting that here you can take a cruise on Dubai creek, with a traditional boat.
Also, one thing worth coming here for is Imagine, an impressive show of water, fire, lights and lasers.
Written 7 December 2023
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Abdullah Hassim
Dubai, United Arab Emirates2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Dubai Festival City Mall is a great place for shopping, featuring popular brands like Charles and Keith, Zara, H&M, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and Adidas. The mall offers a wide range of products, making it a perfect spot for a shopping spree.

Apart from shopping, the Abra ride from Al Jaddaf Marine Station is a unique and enjoyable experience for both tourists and locals. The mall also has a nice park and a dancing fountain that are worth checking out during your visit.

The mall's connection to various hotels makes it convenient to find accommodation that suits different preferences and budgets. Plus, being close to IKEA means you can easily pick up stylish furniture for your place.

In addition to shopping, the mall has Carrefour for groceries and a clinic called Health Hub for medical needs. Overall, my experience at Dubai Festival City Mall was positive, and I recommend it for a mix of shopping, entertainment, and convenience – suitable for both regular shoppers and families.
Written 18 November 2023
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Samir S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
I love shawafel fries..pan and bernice served me.
Customer service was just the best.their smiles and hospitality top notch!!

Thanks to the chefs.
Written 15 November 2023
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Aliya Astana
Astana, Kazakhstan372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
I really love this place! I try to come every time I come. An exceptionally pleasant holiday atmosphere fills this shopping center, there are no crowds of tourists here, as in the Dubai Mall. You can combine business with pleasure – most brands are represented in shopping galleries. But the most enticing for me is the embankment with fountains, laser and fire Show! I recommend you to visit.

Be sure to go to the Rasasi and Desigual store!
Written 5 November 2023
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Sara Pachachi
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates30 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This mall is close to my house so I frequent it along as its easier to park here, it has IKEA so is always practical when I'm looking at things for the house and it has the main shops and great selection of restaurants to choose from. I recently visited an art installation there too from a Japanese designer which is on display till the end of the month!
Written 8 September 2023
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David N
Brisbane, Australia1,706 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We špent the morning here enjoying exploring the wide Range of shops and variety of dining and cafe options Available. Věry relaxed shopping experience
Written 29 August 2023
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Nasteha A
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had a wonderful stay at the apartments. The service was excellent and the staff were polite and helpful. We enjoyed the breakfast particularly the variety of choice and the time which lasted until 11. 00. The cleaning was excellent especially subash and Binod
Written 24 August 2023
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