Experience a new dining concept, grab a quick but healthy snack while shopping or enjoy an al fresco meal with waterfront views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain with The Dubai Mall’s extensive dining offer.

The Dubai Mall offers a global culinary platter reinventing the traditional shopping mall dining experience. New concepts to Dubai include Fauchon Café, the uber trendy Switch by Karim Rashid, Carluccio’s, California Pizza Kitchen, Eric Kayser, Joe’s Café, MBCo. Restaurant, Rainforest Café, Downtown Deli and Kozi Africafe.

Mr Nasser Rafi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Malls Group said: “Dining is an integral part of the lifestyle of Dubai’s residents. With over 200 nationalities alone in Dubai, it is important to offer an equally diverse platter of global cuisines. At The Dubai Mall, our visitors can choose from a range of culinary cuisines including French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Mexican, Lebanese and Iranian, suiting all palates. The Dubai Mall has introduced a range of new, unique restaurants and café concepts to the city, offering residents a fresh menu of dining choices.”

He added: “Each of the food and beverage retailers in the mall has been carefully selected based on a variety of criteria including uniqueness or popularity, product offer, taste and service standards. Visitors to the mall are spoilt for choice with dining options that suit all budgets and appetites. From international fine dining to healthier ‘express outlets’ and fast food favourites, The Dubai Mall has redefined the traditional shopping mall dining experience.”

The world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, The Dubai Mall has five primary dining areas including an extensive dining offer along the Waterfront Promenade, Dubai’s largest and most diverse food court with over 40 options on Level 2, and a Café Court featuring customised ‘express outlets’ of some of the city’s most popular restaurants, located on the Lower Ground Floor.

The F&B offering along the Waterfront Promenade offers an international array of casual dining restaurants such as Café Blanc, Wafi Gourmet, Scoozi, Vapiano’s, Carluccio’s, Ping Pong Dim Sum and Dubai favourite More Café. With the outlets offering al fresco seating and views of The Dubai Fountain and Burk Khalifa, The Dubai Mall’s waterfront dining promenade is popular with both residents and tourists.

For those who prefer a quick or casual meal The Dubai Mall has two food courts for mall visitors. The main Food Court, features 40 outlets and can seat 3,000 diners. It is by far, Dubai’s largest Food Court and has several outdoor terraces and water features, creating a pleasant dining ambience for mall visitors.

The second food court, Café Court is also accessible from the Waterfront Promenade. Café Court, with seating for up to 1,200, features 16 cafés and casual dining restaurants that have been custom-designed as ‘express outlets’ following the trend towards better quality, healthier food options served quickly in a casual open-concept environment. Mashawi, Assia in Wok, India Palace Express, Sumo Salad, Nando’s, Fatburger, Baja Fresh, Nordsee Express and a selection of cafés such as Caribou Coffee, Lemon Nar and Cinnabon are on offer.

Additional dining areas in The Dubai Mall include 10 casual dining and ‘street-side’ cafés located at The Grove, the indoor-outdoor themed streetscape with its innovative retractable roof such as Napoletana, Ruby Tuesdays, Noodle Factory, Water Lemon and Uno Chicago Grill; a selection of cafés in the Gold Souk; and more than 50 specialty food outlets ranging from bakeries, ice creameries, fine chocolates, teas and gourmet coffee located throughout the mall.

To indulge in a post-shopping evening meal, Ember, the new signature restaurant located at The Address Dubai Mall has direct access from The Dubai Mall. The chef’s seasonal product-driven menu offers authentic grill cuisine and open-plan kitchen, setting trends for the modern lifestyle.

Leisure attractions at the mall include Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo featuring over 33,000 aquatic animals and the world’s largest acrylic viewing panel; the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice-Rink; SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park; KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edu-tainment’ concept; the 22-screen Reel Cinemas, Dubai’s largest megaplex; and The Waterfall, an indoor spectacle that traverses the four floors of the mall.