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UAE shopping centers

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Shopping malls and shopping centers in the UAE

Abu Dhabi malls | Al Ain malls | Dubai malls | Dubai shopping centers | Sharjah malls | Ajman, Fujairah, RAK, UAQ malls

Abu Dhabi shopping malls

Ajman shopping malls

Al Ain shopping malls

Dubai shopping malls

Fujairah shopping malls

Ras Al Khaimah shopping malls

Ruwais shopping malls

Sharjah shopping malls

Umm Al Quwain shopping centers

Western Region shopping malls

Opening hours for UAE shopping malls

As a general rule, shopping malls are open 1000-2200 Saturday to Thursday and 1400 or 1600 to 2200 on Fridays (more malls are gradually changing to a 1000 opening time on Fridays). The larger ones, especially in Dubai, will open from 1000 on Fridays also. Some of the smaller shopping centers could be closed during the afternoon from 1300-1600 (and if you search for a while, you may even discover a prime example of UAE irony - restuarants that are closed for lunch). Busy times in shopping malls are Friday afternoons and evenings (almost everyone has Fridays off) and Thursday evenings. Mornings are the best time to avoid crowds. Hours will vary slightly from one mall to the next, and usually food courts and supermarkets will be open later than 2200 (10pm).

Ramadan hours are usually extended to midnight for shops and sometimes later for supermarkets. Shops may be closed around Iftar (1700-1900 depending on time of year). During Ramadan, food outlets will be closed during daylight hours. Shops often stay open until midnight on other important dates eg New Years Eve, the night before Eid celebrations, and Christmas Eve.

Last update Monday 28-Jul-2014
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