Just south of Dubai Creek in the Dubai Healthcare City district, the Wafi City Mall offers around 250 shops set inside a pyramid-roofed complex inspired by ancient Egypt. Visitors can enjoy everything from top brands to family entertainments, all in a building adorned with pharaonic statues, carvings, and stained glass.The Basics
Spanning four levels, the Wafi City Mall houses international designer boutiques alongside European, Arabic, and Asian clothing, homeware, jewelry, and perfume shops, all capped by a Marks & Spencer, a Carrefour hypermarket, and an Arabian-style souk of handicraft vendors. Other draws include glow-in-the-dark minigolf, a family games center, and around 30 restaurants. The mall also stages a popular courtyard sound-and-light show most evenings.
Some Dubai hop-on hop-off bus tours stop right outside the mall, making it easy to slot a visit into your sightseeing. If you’re looking for family entertainment, you can also buy tickets to the glow-in-the-dark minigolf course. Other options include taking one of Dubai’s evening city bus tours to enjoy the mall’s sound-and-light show. Things to Know Before You Go
How to Get There
- The Wafi City Mall is a magnet for shopaholics, families, and anyone interested in Dubai’s architecture.
- ATMs, restrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi are provided throughout the mall.
- Underground parking is free for the first few hours.
- Wheelchairs are supplied on loan from the customer service desks.
Just a couple of exits from Sheikh Zayed Road, the Wafi City Mall is easily accessible from almost anywhere in Dubai. Drivers should follow the signs to Oud Metha Road from Sheikh Zayed Road before taking the exit to Dubai Healthcare City. Alternatively, ride the metro to Dubai Healthcare City and make the approximately 5-minute walk from there, or catch a bus to the Wafi City stop.
When to Get There
Wafi City Mall opening hours are 10am to 10pm Saturday to Wednesday and 10am to 12am Thursday and Friday. The mall tends to be busiest on weekday mornings and evenings, especially on Thursdays and Fridays. However, it’s never as busy as some of Dubai’s bigger shopping centers, so you can generally expect a crowd-free visit.
Shop at the Khan Murjan Souk in Wafi City Mall
The Khan Murjan Souk is a major reason to visit the Wafi City Mall. Located at basement level and designed to echo a traditional Persian bazaar with carved shutters and lanterns, the souk features shops specializing in Middle Eastern goods such as oud fragrances and carpets. Many shoppers also break off to enjoy the Arabian cuisine at the Khan Murjan’s courtyard restaurant.