Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 27, 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
    Traveled with family
    Written August 24, 2023
  • Aliya Astana
    Astana, Kazakhstan371 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
    Traveled with friends
    Written November 4, 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
    Traveled solo
    Written December 7, 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
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 2, 2024
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Manish K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3,970 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the biggest in a city full of big ones and unlike the others, is much less crowded too in general. Located right next to the Dubai Creek, the Mall has a lovely creekside promenade, which serves as a great spot for walking, jogging or even indulging in some beach sports in the small sandy area next to the creek.

The mall itself has a large IKEA store, a Carrefour hypermarket and numerous branded stores and restaurants. In recent times, to boost footfalls, the Mall has actively been hosting numerous events such as the Dubai Fitness Challenge, Lego Fest and the upcoming Festival of Literature. These events and the regular fireworks displays in the Creek are popular attractions.

The best part of the Mall are the sound and light shows called as Imagine, which play every evening on the Creek and the facade of the Intercontinental Hotel and are an awesome experience, which is almost as good as the Dubai Fountain, though not as well-known. Each of the shows are well-constructed and are worth a watch.
Written January 21, 2020
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The Vegetarian Couple- TVC
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Friends
Hey everyone,

We visited Fontana Circus during this National Day holiday. The Dubai Festival City Mall's Circus Tent is home to Fontana, the region's first travelling water circus.

Fontana is a fun family-friendly event produced by Cirque Du Liban. We went with our friends and their kids, and we all had a great time. The performers put in a lot of effort, and the stunts are top-notch. In two hours, they do a wide range of acts, and we like each of the 20 acts.

The first traveling water show in the Middle East is entering an Aqua that was specifically constructed for it. This engaging spectacle features incredible acrobatics, live entertainment, and aerial thrills. We couldn't help but wonder how much time, effort, talent, and attention each performer put into putting on such a spectacular performance. Fontana offers a variety of presentations, including live shows, breathtaking artwork, amazing effects, and more.

Hurry and start your holiday season at Fontana by booking your tickets as soon as possible to see this renowned performance.

Avoid Missing Out! From December 9 through December 31, the Festive Tickets are available on Platinum List and Hat Entertainment.
Written December 5, 2022
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BalkrishnaShroff
Mumbai, India20,937 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Dubai Festival City Mall is located close to the airport, a little away from downtown. The only IKEA in Dubai is part of this mall. For shopping lovers it has got a lot of brands. Marks & Spencer has got a very big store over here. The spare time can be well spent while enjoying some meal and watching fountain.
Worth visiting !!
Written January 12, 2020
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Fortune_Madhuku
Harare Province, Zimbabwe462 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Beautiful waterfront mall with plenty of shops and restaurants. It is not as big as Dubai Mall but you can find almost everything you want. Less crowded than the more popular malls, which can give you a great shopping experience. To access the mall using metro, you drop at Creek metro station and ask for directions to the Abra station, which is a short walking distance from the metro station. The Abra boat ride to Festival City mall takes under 5 minutes and costs just AED 2.
Written April 10, 2023
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CurlerBill
101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
We had a brief visit to the Festival City Mall and adjacent hotels. The evening laser light show outside in the fountain was amazing and well worth the visit! We enjoyed it more than the Dubai Fountain. The show comes on every 30 minutes in the evening. There are many restaurants with patios facing onto the fountain but be aware that only those associated with the hotels are licensed.
Written February 24, 2020
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Michael M
Tokyo, Japan309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
Everyone goes to Emirates and Dubai malls but Festival City is a great place to shop instead of having a tourist experience. Lots of great restaurants as well and even a robotic coffee shop. They also have a fountain show that is themed for young kids.
Written October 28, 2020
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Escape To Find Peace
United Arab Emirates688 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Dubai Festival City is a city like no other. You should not miss this place as it has plenty options for adults and kids to have fun at the same place!
Fabyland - Kids and few rides for adults
Bounce - Adults and kids (prior booking will be better). Choose for bounce friendly attires.
Dhow boat rides - Found at the backside of the mall. Cash preferred. Charges vary depending upon the time duration and no.of people. More details in the video.
Ikeas and carrefour is a major highlight here.
Neatly maintained mall and washrooms.
Plenty of parking available. 2 exits for easy access for taxi and public transport.
Written July 27, 2021
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Rafal B
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
Navigating your way to this festival city is very difficult and confusing. There are very few signs to guide you to your destination. If you are not going to the mall, then you are bound to get lost especially at night. Very few signs to guide you to parking or you destination. If you are going to IKEA or the Holiday Inn, you can count on getting lost. Devote at least one half our to find you way in or out of the complex. The most confusing place in Dubai. They do not care about helping you with any useful signs, if any. Even their parking spots are not clear about how to get out or where to go.
Written October 9, 2022
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vincent o
Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands268 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We prefer this mall above Dubai mall as it is less crowded and more easily to park your car. We were here in june 2022 and we did notice it is low season but the mall was very quiet, even on weekends.

We visited the Imagine show twice and that always stays wonderful, but we were missing the lasershow onto the IC Hotel, as they would use to do. Also all the market stalls were closed and that was a pitty.

Did notice that not all shops have survived the pandemic as the large sportstore was missing in the corner next to Centerpoint as well as the Old Navy store was missing in the mall.

Hope they will get the activities running here again next time we come around, as it needs a good vibe to attract more people.
Written June 14, 2022
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,861 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
The Dubai Festival City Mall has it all--every type of store and eatery seems to be in the huge mall; even different supermarkets. The mall can be accessed directly from the Intercontinental Hotel.

Festival City Imagine program is a nightly sound and light show presented across the lake. It only lasts a few minutes, but is creatively done to nice music. The Festival City Mall is around the lake and sponsors the nightly program.
Written January 30, 2023
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