Dubai, the world’s premier shopping destination, is known for its extravagant and super-fancy malls. But savvy shoppers know there’s more to these malls in the emirate than just shopping. You can find expansive food courts, cinemas, play zones, leisure attractions and a whole lot more. One such all-in-one destination in the city is Mercato Shopping Mall.
Whether you’re looking to add that long overdue colour pop to your wardrobe or want to get your entertainment dose, the picturesque Mercato Shopping Mall has got you covered! To make your visit there more fun, let us take you on a guided tour of Mercato Mall.
OVERVIEW OF MERCATO SHOPPING MALL
Mercato is the only Italian-themed shopping mall in Dubai. In fact, the name itself means ‘market’ in Italian. The mid-sized shopping mall is in Jumeirah and offers a family-friendly environment.
The gorgeous design and unique interior make it one of the best malls in Dubai. The mall is designed to resemble a Mediterranean town from the Renaissance period, complete with cobbled streets and piazzas. Enjoy the glass atrium’s natural light during the day and the sparkling streetlights at night.
You will find Spanish and French design influences at the mall that are combined with calm pastel shades. Launched in 2002, Mercato Mall Dubai covers a total area of 645,000 sq. ft. While Mercato is not as huge as the other famous malls of Dubai in terms of area, the large glass roof provides a sense of openness. Under the atrium, you will find a central square where you can enjoy food and beverages while taking a break from shopping.
Let’s look at the shopping, dining and entertainment experiences at Mercato Shopping Mall.
SHOPS AT MERCATO SHOPPING MALL
The stunning renaissance-style structure is home to international fashion and lifestyle brands. Let’s find out about the Mercato Mall shops where you can treat yourself to some retail therapy.
The well-known French brand doesn’t need any introduction. With its beautiful and unique designs, Balmain is forging its way into the fashion industry’s future. The store is located on the ground floor of the mall.
- Contact: +971-56-188-3695
Diesel is another international brand you will find on the first floor at Mercato Mall Dubai. Playing around with new styles and known for setting trends, you know you can’t go wrong with Diesel. Be it denim, tees or accessories, you will find it here!
- Contact: +971-4-343-3879
Known for its true spirit of individuality, GAP is an iconic brand adding to the long list of international brands at Mercato Shopping Mall. The store is located on the ground floor and offers clothing for women, men and children. They also have quite a range for babies, so if you’re looking to shop for your little one, you can make a stop here.
- Contact: +971-4-342-0745
Virgin Megastore is located on the first floor, where you can shop for DVDs, books, gaming consoles, iPods and a range of electronic products.
- Contact: +971-4-344-6971
Apart from these brands, there are many other stores in the mall where you can satiate your inner shopaholic. Let’s have a look.
- Beyond the Street
- Massimo Dutti
- La Nero
Service outlets at Mercato Mall Dubai include the Minutes kiosk, where you can get services like shoe repair, watch and phone repairs, key cutting, business card printing and engraving. There’s also a kiosk of Houston Mobile at the mall. You can head to the Sharaf Exchange or Al Ansari Exchange for currency exchange or money transfer services.
DINING AT MERCATO MALL
If all that shopping has made you hungry, not to worry. Simply head to the indoor street cafe, or grab a bite at one of the restaurants in Mercato Shopping Mall.
Hailing from New York, Shake Shack is known for its succulent burgers and delish fries. It’s fun to hang out with your friends and family at Mercato Shopping Mall.
- Location: First Floor
- Contact: +971-4-315-3612
If rustic countryside cuisine is what you’re looking for, then Paul Cafe won’t disappoint you. Their speciality bread, desserts and made-to-order main courses are definitely worth a try. The tea room here offers a relaxed ambience, perfect to grab a light bite.
- Location: Ground Floor
- Contact: +971-4-349-9115
Gazebo is known for serving authentic Indian cuisine with a gastronomical twist. The grazed royal palates with unparalleled flavours and finesses are worth raving about.
- Location: First Floor
- Contact: +971-4-344-1772
But that’s not it, the mall has quite a few other cafes and restaurants. And we have listed them all!
- Arabian Tea House
- The Duchess
- Yalla Karak
- Pizza Hut
- Crepe & Go
Mercato Mall Dubai also has chocolate and confectionery shops such as Al Rifai, Balqees Honey and Ben’s Cookies. So if you want to get something to much on whilst shopping, you can make a quick stop at one of these stores.
ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE AT MERCATO MALL
Along with shopping at Mercato Mall, movies and games also keep visitors engaged.
Movie lovers can head to the Mercato VOX Cinemas to catch the latest flicks. Located on the first floor, the multiplex features seven screens and can accommodate around 1,400 people at a time. There is an in-person ticket booth at the Mercato Mall cinema, but you can also book through the VOX Cinemas website and app.
- Location: First Floor
- Contact: +971-60-059-9905
The mall is great a place for the entire family. You can bring your kids along and take them to the Mercato Mall Fun City to enjoy some games. This is a family entertainment centre on the first floor offering play areas with slides and other activities, along with video games. You can also host birthday parties for children at Fun City.
- Location: First Floor
- Contact: +971-4-349-9976
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE THERE ANY SUPERMARKETS IN MERCATO SHOPPING MALL?
Yes, there’s an outlet of Spinneys Supermarket at Mercato Mall where you can go grocery shopping.
DOES MERCATO MALL DUBAI OFFER ANY DISCOUNTS?
A huge yes! Mercato Shopping Mall has a loyalty programme, PRIVILEGEPLUS. By becoming part of this loyalty program, you can win prizes and get an instant discount in more than 90 stores at the mall. To become a member, you need to fill out an application form, which can be downloaded from the PRIVILEGEPLUS section of the mall’s website.
WHERE IS MERCATO MALL LOCATED?
Mercato Shopping Mall is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, adjacent to the Town Centre in Jumeirah.
WHAT ARE THE TIMINGS AND CONTACT DETAILS FOR MERCATO SHOPPING MALL?
Mercato Shopping Mall is open from Monday to Friday from 09:30 am to 06:30 pm. It is closed on Saturday and Sunday. The contact number for the mall is +971-4-344-4705.
IS THERE A CAR PARKING IN MERCATO MALL DUBAI?
Car parking for over 1,000 vehicles is available in the basement at Mercato Shopping Mall.
So there you have it, a complete guide to the Mercato Mall Dubai. The mall offers a one-of-its-kind shopping experience. But since you are in the vicinity, don’t forget to check out other amazing malls in Jumeirah. Of course, if your retail needs are already taken care of, there are many other things to do in Jumeirah to keep you busy.