Dubai Mall & Its Unseen Wonders

Dubai Mall & Its Unseen Wonders

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Dubai Mall & Its Unseen Wonders

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping malls in the world. But did you know that there are so many things you can do there except shop? Here’s a guide to the impeccable array of leisure pursuits I experienced there! 


  • Dubai Ice Rink

  • Dubai Fountain Show

  • Dubai Aquarium

  • KidZania Dubai

  • Play DXB

  • Horror Hysteria

Day 1

Wonders Of Dubai Mall In A Go

Dubai Ice Rink

The first stop on my list was the state of the art family attraction, the Dubai Ice Rink. It’s quite hard to believe that an Olympic-sized ice skating rink exists in the midst of a mall, but it sure does! You have to book your session in advance, and rent your skating gear when you reach there. For children that are not confident or skilled enough to skate by themselves, skating supports can be rented. I had a wonderful time ice skating there, and by the end of my 1.5 hour session, I was quite worn out. Also, I had only ice skated a few times before this day, and still managed to get a hang of it within the first couple of minutes. This activity was definitely one of my favourites, and was totally worth it! 

Dubai Fountain Show 

Located outside the Dubai Mall and sitting at the foot of the Burj Khalifa, you will witness the breathtaking Dubai Fountain Show. A beautifully choreographed show takes place at 1: 00 pm and 1: 30 pm everyday, but the evening shows that start at 6: 30 pm and run every half hour until midnight are the ones that truly capture the fountain’s remarkableness. For a truly special way to enjoy the fountain shows, you can even take a traditional abra boat out onto Burj Lake to see the action up close. Try not to get splattered by water! 

Dubai Mall Aquarium

Even without splashing the cash and experiencing things like caged shark walks to Kind Croc encounters, shark dives, and other feeding presentations, it’s still possible to see the giant suspended tank of the aquarium without actually going inside. You will find over a 140 different species of underwater creatures, each one marvelous in its own way. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to look at the largest suspended aquarium tank in the world! 

KidZania Dubai 

While you take a stroll around the mall and its fantasies, get your kids, if aged below 16, to work at KidZania Dubai. This is easily one of the most unique ideas Dubai has had, and the stories it carries marvel me everytime! An almost real life city built just for kids, incorporating over 60 various real life activities for them to participate in. These range from being a pilot, a dentist, an inventor, or a firefighter, to a construction worker, a race car driver, a coca cola factory worker, a salon stylist, and much more! At the end of the time they spend there, they are shown fun ways to spend the KidZoos (money!) that they earn for working so hard. 

Play DXB

The second floor of the mall is home to the Play DXB, a virtual reality and augmented reality park. Here, you can enjoy world-class experiences in these technologies. The rides at the amusement park vary, from roller coasters that take you through Dubai's landmarks to popular video game classics that everyone enjoys. There is something for everyone at this park - from an inflatable play area for children to adult-themed simulators and shooting games. Even if you aren’t particularly interested in going there, you should definitely check out the place! The park has free entry, but you must pay for the games and activities inside. 

Horror Hysteria 

Although I am not a fan of horror myself, I do think that haunted houses can be quite fun, especially if you’ve decided to go with your friends of yours that are just as terrified! Hysteria is a haunted house experience like no other, with its 15-room mansion stimulator, free to explore as much as you’d like. This extreme fear experience is only for your thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies, so if you happen to be one of that kind, then do not miss going to Hysteria! 


Dubai Ice Rink

It's a great way to add some unique and authentic winter fun to your trip. You can enjoy skating throughout the year, no matter the weather outside. The Dubai ice rink as a way to escape the heat and have a good time with friends and family.

Dubai Boardwalk & Fountain Show

Experience ultimate tranquility and wonder as you watch the mesmerizing fountain show in Dubai, which is the largest performing fountain in the world. Music enthusiasts will appreciate the Arabic tunes that bring the show to life.

Kidzania Dubai

Kidzania Dubai is an interactive learning center for children in The Dubai Mall that allows kids to try out different professions through role-playing activities and hands-on experiences. With a mini city set up complete with a hospital, police station, bank, and airport, kids are given a passport and currency called "KidZos" to pay for activities and services. Children are encouraged to work together and develop social skills, and the center also promotes environmental awareness and sustainability. The Kidzania experience is educational and fun for children of all ages, offering a unique and immersive way for kids to learn about different careers.

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dive into the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. Discover 140+ marine species in a giant tank, explore themed zones like the rainforest, rocky shore, and penguin habitat, and even interact with the animals by feeding rays or diving with sharks. It's an underwater adventure like no other!