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  • Kasra Akbari
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates37 contributions
    The Best Fountain in the world is next to the best and biggest shopping mall in the world.don't miss it.
    Written June 29, 2022
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  • Zanobdizer
    Kuwait City, Kuwait109 contributions
    what ever you can think of you can find it here
    every store
    a lot of restrants
    ice rink
    aquarium
    there is a metro station attached to it
    but there is along walk from the station to the mall (covered) but still long keep that in mind
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • Sam
    Stockholm, Sweden22 contributions
    Absolutely recommend! Very chilled out and multiple choices of restaurants and cafes. The beach is stunning and the walk is lovely. I always go there when in Dubai.
    Written June 20, 2022
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  • Zanobdizer
    Kuwait City, Kuwait109 contributions
    big mall with alot to do
    the ski dubai
    and at the time they had the harry potter wizard eexperince it was an amazing experince you had to spend more that 300 DHS to be able to access it
    and there is alot of food options
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • f s
    Muscat, Oman14 contributions
    Excellent place to experience old and new. The souk is designed like an old market but it is covered and airconditioned with ample washrooms and other utilities. The parking is free for first two hours. Roam around and shop for traditional items and antiques (mostly the shops have these) - its not a typical mall of dubai.
    You can go out and see the canals/boat rides. Watch the iconic burj al arab and enjoy coffee. The prices of eateries are high (as you can imagine) but I found the items sold in the souk at reasonable prices.
    Written June 28, 2022
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  • ChrisWirral_England
    Wirral, UK217 contributions
    Visited friends in Dubai who took us around the Marina one afternoon. Lovely experience to see the boats, shops and eating places. So relaxing. Do it if you get the chance.
    Written June 11, 2022
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  • Touristy_D
    Lucknow, India148 contributions
    Extremely Instagrammable part of the city! The old meets news at Al Seef which is built in the traditional style of buildings in Dubai. The day time in summers is not a great time to visit the place, as it is all outdoors. But evenings are doable. You can take a boat ride on the creek from here, shop at many of the shops that sell traditional handicrafts, buy spices and souvenirs, or eat at the various eateries. I imagine the place would be far more enjoyable in winters. But we got some great pictures here! Also, the Museum of Illusions is an interesting way to pass some time at Al Seef.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • betul_m
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates56 contributions
    This is a very good beach in Dubai to spend a day with family . It is relatively less crowded compared to some of the other public beaches, there are several kite surfers and people just relaxing. It also has a public library which is great for spending some quality time.
    Written May 31, 2022
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  • Jill
    Glasgow, UK16 contributions
    • Pretty cool spot in Dubai, with a different restaurant occupying every floor of Pier 7 - meaning there is something for everyone!

    • We went to the Scene for dinner/drinks one night, and then Cargo one day for drinks (decent happy hour options!)

    • Worth a visit for sure if you are in Dubai and around the marina area

    • Recommend requesting or trying to get a table outside on the balcony area, as the marina views are a dream setting
    Written April 13, 2022
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  • Shoeb Arif
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates245 contributions
    5point Review
    Summer heat and Malls of Dubai, a never ending love story. So Dubai Festival City Mall, what do you have to offer
    1. Thumbs up : If you are on a shopping spree this is the place. From all Brands (even Brands for Less) to Hypermarkets (Carrefour, Lulu) to Ikea to everything you want. If you are a foodie from every fast food joint you can think of to some fine dining. (Cheesecake factory, Nando, Chillis etc etc. Spoilt for choices. Gosh, I wanted to dine 4- 5 times in one night)
    2. Thumbs Down : Won't go nitpicking. Festival City you are spared here, Although a better attraction for kids would be ideal (Fabyland sucks and Bounce is overrated) DFC you need to pick your game up here
    3. Wow Factor : Light and Sound Show was good. So much to shop and dine makes time (and also money) fly.
    4. Dial M for Money : Here you can spend a fortune on useless things but also can get some steal deals. (I ended up doing both and my wallet was in tears). There are so may attractive places to shop and dine, so beware. You have been warned
    5. 5point Experience Gauge : This place is worth spending a sunday evening. Shop, dine and play (give us better playing options DFC, do you hear).
    My rating : Go, get it
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • Rana Mahmoud
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates10 contributions
    A very visually attractive place
    Lots of shopping
    Lots of restaurants
    Great to have breakfast, lunch and dinner and dessert all in one place and each restaurant gives you a complete different experience
    Written May 30, 2022
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  • Shady Bekhit
    Alexandria, Egypt372 contributions
    Good Mall, big enough, accessible by Metro, nice food court, nice fun city, worth visiting specially with children.
    Nice Architecture, India & China are great areas.
    Written June 27, 2022
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  • Sonia R
    United Kingdom66 contributions
    We visited Jumeirah beach for maybe an hour, we could see the Burj Al Arab in the distance. It wasn't too busy when we went, there was sooo many shells in the sand and when the wave goes back & forth you could see lots & lots of different shells. I love shell collecting so was delighted with the range of shells. Had a nice long walk along the sand.
    Written February 20, 2022
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  • sssteveg
    Haifa, Israel1,579 contributions
    Palm Jumeirah is the grandest of the grand projects in Dubai. It's the largest man made island in the world, and it can be seen from outer space. It took 6 years and 12 billion US dollars to build. It has a monorail running up its spine which ends at the impressive Atlantis Hotel. And, it's not the only man-made island in Dubai. There are several others in various stages of construction. If you want to see it from above, go visit the “View at the Palm”, a 240 meter high viewpoint of the entire island, located on the 52nd floor of the Palm Tower Hotel.
    It's definitely a must-see attraction while in Dubai.
    Written February 14, 2022
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  • Amal/Canada
    8 contributions
    This was really good experience and we were there till 2am, very safe for families with small children. So many different choices of restaurant.
    Written May 4, 2022
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