Dubai Festival City Mall

Shopping Centre in Dubai

Southeast of the airport, near Business Bay Bridge, this 350-store behemoth has all the standard shops, plus Ikea – a draw for locals and expats. Its main plus is the picturesque location around a semi-circular bay, which is lined with bars and restaurants. All are great vantage points from which to enjoy Imagine, a free laser-light-water-pyrotechnics show presented nightly on the hour.