Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai Outlet City, Dubailand
Dubai Outlet Mall opening hours
About Dubai Outlet Mall (12 December 2007)
Dubai Outlet Mall (DOM) is one of many Dubai shopping malls, part of Dubai Outlet City (DOC) which is in Dubailand (Dubai Land). At the time of opening of Dubai Outlet Mall in August 2007, the rest of Dubai Outlet City and Dubailand was mostly just sand. That will change as development progresses. Dubai Outlet Mall location is on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, or Route 66 (yes, really) near the Al Ruwayya interchange with the Dubai Bypass Road. See DOM location map. The mall itself looks a tad more sophisticated than a warehouse but not quite as stylish as something like Mall of the Emirates or Ibn Battuta Mall. DOM is, however, a step up from Dragon Mart near International City.
Dubai Outlet Mall is a one stop shopping centre consisting of a collection of factory shops with bargains galore from surplus stock etc. At least, that's what DOM says. They're right enough. If you're happy to buy last season's gear, you'll pick stuff up at cheap prices, especially general items like household goods, children's toys and clothes, t-shirts, casual clothing. The ladies' and some of the men's fashion is not so appealing - it's all the junk that the main branches can't sell.
Dubai Outlet Mall 'Half-Price Mondays'
Dubai Outlet Mall shops
Shops and brands include Adidas, Aizone, Al Hama, Al Tayer Group, Aldo, Allied Enterprises, Allied Factory Outlet, Anne Valerie Hash, Aquascutum, Armani, Azadea Group, Azarro, Bally, Banana Republic, Bauhaus, Boutique One (Boutique 1), Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Christopher Kane, Converse, Diesel, Dries Van Noten, Elie Tahari, Esprit, Evisu, Gap, Grand Stores, Gucci, Guess, Issey Miyake, Jil Sander, Kenneth Cole, Kraze, Levi's, Liali Jewellery, MAF Fashion, Mango, Marni, Massimo Dutti, Magrabi Optical, Mango, Mark by Mark Jacob, Massimo Dutti, Max Mara, Mexx, Monsoon, Nike, Nina Ricci, Nine West, Opera, Paris Gallery, Paul Smith, Pierre Cardin, Prada, Priceless, Puma, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Rivoli, Rodeo Drive, Salam Studio & Stores, Samsonite, Stella McCartney, Studio R, Tchibo, Ted Lapidus, The One Outlet, Thakoon, Timberland, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Villeroy and Boch.
Dubai Outlet Mall new shops
Dubai Outlet Mall food and entertainment
There's a Chuck E Cheese family entertainment spot with bowling and an ice-rink for when you get bored with the shopping bargains. For food there's the usual selection in the Food Court area (open November 2007) including Automatic Restaurant, Burger King, Cosi, Hatam, KFC, McDonalds, Skyler's, Starbucks, Stone Fire Pizza. Scattered around the mall are a couple of other cafes including the Aran Cafe (December 2008 - closed?), French Bakery and Il Caffe de Roma. Reassuringly, the food is fresh, not last year's supplies. The bad news is that food prices are not discounted. If you're looking for bread and milk bargains, you won't have much luck at Dubai Outlet Mall, there's no supermarket there.
Dubai Outlet Mall services
Dubai Outlet Mall facts and figures
Dubai Outlet Mall expansion
The National reported on 16 April 2009 that Dubai Outlet Mall might expand to twice its current size, to satisfy demand from retailers who missed out on securing shop space in Dubai Outlet Mall when it first opened. Apparently there are already 800 shops according to the report ("800 stores currently operate out of Dubai Outlet Mall,"), which is more than three times what DOM opened with despite no expansion work carried out yet, and more than almost any other shopping center in Dubai (except for The Dubai Mall). Perhaps they misread the DOM press releases which said 800 brands, not shops, are available at the shopping centre. Other information and numbers (who knows how correct they are though) in the same report were:
Update: As of May 2010, there doesn't seem to be any expansion work in progress, and within the existing shopping mall, there are still a number of retail spaces unused and boarded up. Which might indicate that retail areas are still available for lease or rent in the current building?
Dubai Outlet Mall contact details
Last update Sunday 02-Sep-2012