WAFI is one of the best malls in Dubai and the first-of-its-kind for a distinctive shopping, dining and leisure destinations in the city. Known for its unique Egyptian theme and striking sphinx statues, Wafi Mall has lots to offer visitors. The design and structure of the mall makes you wonder whether you’re in Dubai or Ancient Egypt.
Here’s an overview of the WAFI Mall, its stores, restaurants and other facilities that guarantees fun for the entire family.
WAFI MALL AT A GLANCE
The Egyptian-themed shopping centre is more than two decades old now. The highlights include its light and sound shows in the evenings. During the holiday season, Wafi Mall is filled with Christmas decorations. Visitors can enjoy several Wafi Mall events that take place throughout the year, especially during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
As you reach the mall, you will be enthralled by the giant statues of sphinxes of Egypt, a theme that dominates the mall interiors as well. There are more than 250 shops at the WAFI mall set amidst stained-glass pyramids, statues of pharaohs as well as hieroglyphic columns.
WAFI MALL SHOPS
Popular WAFI Mall shops include Marks & Spencer, Matalan, The One, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli and Chopard. Marks & Spencer is among the biggest stores at the mall. You can shop for clothing for men, women and children along with a wide range of products. The mall also features both local and international brands, such as:
- Pierre Cardin
- BC Collection
- Cesare Paciotti
- Mont Blanc
There are a couple of customer service desks as well as VFS WAFI Mall visa application centres for various countries. Other services at the mall include pharmacies, baby changing areas, ATMs, currency exchange and a bank.
KHAN MURJAN SOUK
WAFI Mall is also home to Khan Murjan Souk, which is a traditional souk featuring intricate Arabian handicrafts, carpets and garments. It is designed like a 14th century Baghdad souk and has around 100 shops and vendors, along with an Arabic restaurant. Those interested in buying traditional handicrafts, spices and clothing can check out our list of traditional souks in Dubai.
WAFI MALL RESTAURANTS
WAFI Mall restaurants include Paul, Starbucks and Wafi Gourmet. There are 30 eateries at the mall including fine dining restaurants, fast food outlets and cafes. These include:
- Biella – Italian restaurant
- Bosporus – Turkish restaurant
- WAFI Gourmet
- Khana Khazana
- La Aristocrat – Filipino restaurant
- Loge – Lebanese restaurant and lounge
- Noodle Factory
- Papa John’s Pizza
- Rose Cafe
Note that alcohol isn’t served at outlets inside the mall. However, you can find licensed restaurants and bars in the adjoining Pyramids complex. The complex spans 19 floors and consists of the five-star Raffles Hotel with 250 rooms, fine dining restaurants, bars and a spa.
The WAFI Mall food court also caters to a variety of appetites and taste buds. You’d find everything from lattes to lemonades and pizza to spaghetti.
DEPARTMENT STORES AND HYPER MARKET AT WAFI MALL
WAFI Mall is home to the Salam department store, the biggest store in WAFI mall as well as Carrefour. With an area of over 10,000 sq.m, the department store offers a wide range of products, such as apparel, perfumes, cosmetics, home accessories and photography. The Mall is also home to a Carrefour Hypermarket, which certainly expands your grocery shopping options. Opening hours for Carrefour, WAFI Mall are 09:00 am to 12:00 am.
WAFI MALL REWARDS
WAFI Mall’s loyalty program allows regular visitors to make the most of amazing discounts in a variety of stores. In addition, you can redeem reward points at the cafes, restaurants or spa at WAFI.
You can get your WAFI Rewards card at any customer service located in the complex. You get one point for every dirham spent at WAFI, Khan Murjan Souk, Wafi Health Club & Spa or Wafi restaurants. Then you can redeem points to the dirham value of 1% of the total points collected.
FAQs ABOUT WAFI MALL
WAFI Mall is more than just a shopping destination and guarantees fun for the entire family.
WHAT IS TEE & PUTT AT WAFI MALL?
Tee & Putt has to be one of the most amazing mini-golf courses in Dubai. It is a glow-in-the-dark golf course featuring everything from ultraviolet lights to aliens from outer space. You can also play on a puzzle-themed course as well.
- Price (per person): Glow in the Dark Minigolf: AED 50 + VAT | New Puzzle Minigolf Game: AED 80 + VAT
- Timings: Saturday to Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm | Thursday to Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 am
- Contact: +971-4-357-3290
- Location: Level 1
HOW TO GET TO THE WAFI MALL LOCATION?
You can easily reach the mall via the Dubai Metro Green Line. The nearest station is Dubai Healthcare City Metro Station, just a few hundred metres from the mall. Those travelling in the Red Line of Dubai Metro have to change trains at the BurJuman Metro Station.
There is plenty of parking at the mall for over 1,000 vehicles. Parking charges only apply if you are at the mall for more than two hours.
WHAT ARE THE WAFI MALL OPENING HOURS?
The mall timings are as follows:
- Saturday to Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
- Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 12:00 am
This means you can visit the mall at any time of the day. From excellent breakfast menus to evening light shows, WAFI Mall has much to keep you occupied for hours on end.
IS THERE A SOUK IN WAFI MALL?
The Khan Murjan Souk is located in Wafi Mall.
WHAT IS THE WAFI MALL HOTEL?
Raffles Hotel is the 5-star facility located next to the Wafi Mall.
WAFI MALL GENERAL INFO
- Phone: +971-4-324-4555
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: www.wafi.com
- Location: Oud Metha Road, Umm Hurair 2
This wraps up our guide on WAFI Mall. Of course, there is no shortage of shopping malls in Dubai. If you are looking for malls with unique themes, a visit to Ibn Battuta Mall should definitely be on your list. Similarly, those looking for top fashion brands, watches, jewellery and homeware under one roof can plan a visit to Dubai Outlet Village.