Heading to the Dubai Mall this weekend? Besides shopping and eating, did you know that there are sooo many more things to check out?! From a Ramadan festival at the Dubai Ice Rink to meeting King Croc at the Dubai Aquarium, here are 7 really cool things to do in Dubai Mall..
1. Visit the 9Hijri Ramadan exhibition
In the spirit of Ramadan, this exhibition celebrates the common values between the Holy Month at the nation’s founder – the late Sheikh Zayed. Spread across 9 immersive zones around the mall, 9Hijri will educate and inspire visitors through exhibits, workshops and more!
When: Daily during Ramadan, from 10am to 1am
2. Meet King Croc at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo
Ready to meet King Croc – one of the largest (and scariest) reptiles in the world?! With 60 razor-sharp pearly whites, and a total weight of 750 kgs (approximately the weight of 14 men!), the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is giving you the chance to meet him! You’ll also be able to feed a baby crocodile while you’re there.
Price: AED 100
When: Daily, from 10am to 11pm (open till 12am on weekends)
3. Learn how to fly in the Emirates A380 simulator
Always dreamed of flying a plane? Sign up for the Emirates A380 Experience at Dubai Mall, where you can learn how to fly! Once you’re all settled in to the captain’s seat in the flight simulator, you’ll get to choose your path and airport and then put your skills to the test.
Price: From AED 325
When: Daily, from 10am to 10pm (open till 12am on weekends)
4. Escape the Hysteria Haunted House
Got any wimpy friends who get scared way too easily? You need to take them to Hysteria Dubai Mall for a haunted experience! You’ll have to brave your way through multiple eerie dimly-lit rooms, with zombies jumping out at you when you least expect it – basically, a real-life horror story.
Price: AED 100
When: Daily, from 10am to 11pm (open till 1am on weekends)
5. Visit the Ramadan Lights Fest at Dubai Ice Rink
There’s fun for all ages at the Dubai Ice Rink this Ramadan! From an arts & crafts zone and virtual reality sports to a football challenge for the kids and a campaign that lets you donate your old clothes to the less fortunate, there’s so much going on.
Price: Free entry. From AED 15 for the arts & crafts activities
When: Daily until Tuesday 12th June, from 12pm to 2am
6. Check out the ‘floating’ sculpture
There’s a giant colourful sculpture hanging above the Dubai Fountain, and it’s definitely worth a visit! This woven masterpiece by artist Janet Echelman is made up of 124 km of polyethylene threads tied in over 600,000 knots!
7. Try the virtual roller coasters at VR Park
Warning – this virtual reality park will turn your world upside down! Whether you want to join a thrilling bank heist, skydive off the Burj Khalifa or try out insane virtual roller coasters – the VR Park is heaps of fun!
Price: From AED 15
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