Dubai Mall and Fountains

Monday, 30 March 2015

Dubai Mall and Fountains

the waterfall dubai mall

Our taxi dropped us off at the Waterfall at Dubai Mall and as we were heading for our trip up the Burj Khalifa we walked straight there. Our first proper look at the Mall was from floor 124. I looked at my husband and said I had expected it to be bigger. He agreed. 

dubai mall from the burj

I can only assume that the height of the Burj Khalifa distorts your perspective. You are looking at huge skyscrapers that appear tiny in comparison. Walking around the Mall itself I can tell you it is huge!

At 1 and 1.30 each afternoon the fountains dance to music. As we felt the boys couldn't really stay up too late to watch the night shows (which I imagine are even more spectacular) we decided to watch the shows at lunchtime. Each show consists of the fountains dancing to one 
piece of classical music and is similar to the fountains outside the Bellagio in Las Vegas. Due to the time of day it gets really hot and you do not need to get there early to see them. 

Dubai Fountains

fountains outside burj khalifa

We then decided to explore the Mall. There is every shop you can think of and more.

We loved sitting outside the Aquarium and watching the divers. 

Dubai Aquarium

We then headed to the taxi rank. Easier said than done! This is when we really realised the scale of the Mall. The fact that the rich can get a taxi around the Mall should have been a clue! 

taxi at dubai mall

The upside in getting lost is we found an ice rink.

ice rink at Dubai Mall

And a statue or two of some camels.

camel statues in dubai mall

I think a trip to Dubai would always include a trip to the Mall and if we are lucky enough to go again I would love to see the fountains at night.


  1. your photos are wonderful
    sooner you than me on the 124th floor I dont like heights
    that waterfall is amazing as is the fountains
    an ice skating rink in a mall - wow!!

  2. Coombe Mill (Fiona)30 March 2015 at 12:18

    What an amazing place to visit, the dancing fountains sound like they'd capture the imagination of any toddler. The mall sounds like an amazing place to visit, I can't imagine being able to catch a taxi around it! Popping in from What's the Story.

  3. Sara (@mumturnedmom)30 March 2015 at 15:39

    Wow! It is somewhere that I would love to visit, it really does look amazing! Love the photos of the fountains, they must be spectacular to watch x

  4. It does look like a pretty incredible place to visit. Glad you had such a great time x #sharethejoy

  5. Looks amazing! xx

  6. Louise Fairweather1 April 2015 at 21:00

    yes - and warm....dreaming of another holiday!