The sundecks on Dubai’s beaches lie empty as efforts to keep the Emirate protected against Covid-19 prevent people from going out and about. However, due to technological innovation, you can take virtual tours of the various sights of Dubai Mall. This works great by itself and even better with a VR headset. You can see the chic garments of the fashion avenue, walk through the underwater zoo, visit dino park or even take a peek outside, all from the comfort of your home!
The Dubai Fountain
Virtually visit the world’s largest dancing fountain, which tangos to the tunes of classical, Arabic and world music. Made up of more than 1.5 million lumens of projected light, it can spray water up to a whopping 500 feet, able to keep 22,000 gallons of water airborne. Set on the 30-acre Burj Khalifa Lake grounds, the fountain is 900 ft (275 metres) long and comprises five circles of varying sizes and two central arcs. The fountain was created by the same people who worked on the ones at The Bellagio in Las Vegas. The Dubai Fountain performs daily, with songs like Baba Yetu, Shik Shak Shok and Con te partiro (Time to Say Goodbye). The beam of light shining upward from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away and is visible from space making it one of the brightest spots in the Middle East.
The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination has opened its doors every day to thousands of shoppers, taking in over 100 million annual visitors.
The Dubai Mall is easily accessible via the Dubai Metro. The nearest station is the Burj Khalifa Station where feeder buses direct to The Dubai Mall are frequently available. With the first phase expansion of 1 million sq.ft., the mall’s fashion portfolio will enhance its retail offerings. The Fashion Avenue has several flagship stores of the world’s most renowned brands like Saint Laurent and Cartier.
The Dubai Mall’s The Fashion Avenue is home to just about every major fashion brand in the world. Adorned with a 440,000 square feet Fashion Avenue, which is recognized as the largest collection of fashion brands under one roof anywhere in the world including Gucci, Valentino, Fendi, Stefano Ricci, Chanel and Balmain.
A rising fashion capital in the Middle East the mall’s Fashion Avenue comprises high and mid-fashion retails outlets that offer haute couture and some of the finest designer brands. The Fashion Avenue’s grand decor complements the endless rows of elite fashion stores, can spoil any potential shoppers with choice, as they get a grand palette at their disposal to mix and match and find the perfect look.
Dubai Aquarium, Underwater Zoo and Dino Exhibit
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is the main attraction situated in The Dubai Mall. One of the largest tanks in the world at 51m x 20m x 11m also featuring one of the world’s largest viewing panels which are 32.8m wide and 8.3m high. Dubai Aquarium has more than 33,000 living animals, representing more than 85 species including over 400 sharks and rays combined. Dubai Aquarium’s 270-degree acrylic walkthrough tunnel lets patrons experience an incredibly up-close experience with some of the most fascinating underwater animals on the planet. In another part of the mall, you can enter the past as you visit the late Jurassic era, circa 155 million years ago. It features a full dinosaur skeleton discovered in Wyoming, USA in 2008. Almost all bones of the dinosaur were found intact at the excavation site. No comparable exhibit, with nearly all bones completing the skeleton, exists elsewhere.