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  • Noah Bennet
    United Arab Emirates6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One amazing attraction in Dubai is Dubai Fountain. A lovely half-hour performance beneath the Burj Khalifa is always accompanied by a variety of musical selections. I prefer everyone to spend a beautiful evening here.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Jessica Levin
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Dubai Mall is a must-see whilst in Dubai. It's a must-see destination that offers a variety of experiences for all visitors, including dining, shopping, and sightseeing. I especially enjoy people watching when I walk around the mall or sit in a cafe. Make time to spend many hours there because there is a lot to see and do.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Explore28034096364
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The views were spectacular. There was a winter escape room where you could enter and take pictures. I was very amazed at the cleanliness of the mall.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • stevebintley
    Bedford, UK8,588 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A nice area to have a wander round, and it was surprisingly quiet on a sunny morning in January. There’s loads of cafes and restaurants along the waterfront so you can spend a long period of time there, and there’s plenty of spots to sit and watch the world go by. There’s the option of taking a boat ride but it didn’t appear to be a regular or frequent service. If you’re looking for somewhere with a slower pace and to relax, head here.
    Written 21 March 2024
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  • gkcnglc
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great beach to relax while in Dubai. It is a huge beach and you dont feel the cramped. After winter time till july, sea temparatures are quite nice. During and post summer, water is too warm for my liking.
    Written 9 May 2024
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  • Jessica Levin
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Even if you simply want to shop, it's a very enjoyable location to go because it's clean, has wonderful nighttime lighting, and has polite merchants. I adore it.
    Written 18 May 2024
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  • Ding W
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    beautiful mall. we walked around and had coffee and chocolates. the interior is very pretty and is cool to see even if you're not into shopping
    Written 29 April 2024
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  • Stanislaav
    Sofia, Bulgaria8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Marina is a great place for a walk. It's full with coffee shops and restaurants and you can spend the whole day there. There are also some places where you can rent a boat and enjoy the sun 🌞
    Written 13 April 2024
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  • delagioventu
    Luxembourg City, Luxembourg1,428 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very lively nice place, plenty of things to see and do, very clean and well-organised, a nice place to spend some time all-in-all.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • Neha M
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates54 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very quiet place, to pray and meditate.
    The soft hymns wash away all the worries..
    It’s open during the afternoon as well.
    People are expected to wear respectable clothes and keep their heads covered.
    Written 17 April 2024
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  • Ashiqur R
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very nice place to visit with your near and dear one. Very nice atmosphere. Definitely you may pass some quality times there.
    Written 26 April 2024
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  • NICHOLAS T
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates8,950 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a stunning indoor-outdoor mall centrally located in Dubai.

    There is a great cinema (Roxy), lots of food and beverage outlets, including a dedicated licensed area (C2), indoor rainforest (Green Planet), regular live entertainment and more.

    The retail offering has improved recently with lots of new openings.
    Written 16 March 2024
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  • VDV11
    London, UK117 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We stayed on the Palm during a recent visit and it is an absolute engineering marvel - a fantastic destination which is worth a visit to understand the sheer scale of things (best appreciated by an aerial view)

    We were surprised however at how poorly connected it is via public transport. From where we were staying on the Palm, the public transport option involved a not inconsiderable walk to the monorail, which connects with a tram, which then connects with the main metro line. It really was a faff and so we chose either to get a taxi straight to downtown or take a taxi to the nearest metro station which wasn't particularly close.

    We ended up spending a fortune on taxis because of this - given how good the general infrastructure is in Dubai we were surprised at just how isolated one of its main attractions, was.
    Written 27 December 2023
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  • rachaelW90
    Bradford, UK72 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must visit! Lovely place, bedrock on the bottom floor is fairly quiet but definitely recommend the rooftop bar and Asia Asia.
    Written 7 May 2024
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  • zarina l
    Krugersdorp, South Africa31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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