Housing Dubai’s only Ikea, as well as other home furnishing superstores including Marks & Spencer and Zara Home, Dubai Festival City Mall
is a magnet for those looking to spruce up their abodes with a more personal touch. Yet the retail destination offers so much more – not least a Toys R Us store that will surely put a smile on any tot’s face. The recently expanded mall also boasts strong fashion credentials, with Arabic luxury brand Louzan sitting alongside assorted boutiques from the likes of Lacoste, Armani Exchange and Fred Perry, as well as the Robinsons department store. The mall’s ‘Stay & Play’ service lets parents leave their young ones in a fun and safe environment while they shop, while family entertainment comes in the form of Fabyland arcade, a Novo Cinemas outlet and the record-breaking light, water and fire show ‘Imagine’. For a more peaceful day, take a trip aboard a traditional dhow or grab a bite to eat by the water.