Mirdif City Centre is the biggest mall opening in the Gulf region this year. So what does it have to offer that Dubai’s other malls don’t?
Pottery Barn - Ground level: Think of a furniture store offering styles and prices somewhere in between Ikea and The One, and you’ve got US chain Pottery Barn. With a range of inventive storage bins and cute quilts, Pottery Barn Kids is a parent’s answer to messy rooms. Exclusive to MCC
Kiddie murals - Ground level: Are you a sucker for kids? Then you’ll love this. A 36mx7m mural (the largest kid-created piece of art in the region) made up of drawings by more than 500 children will be on display for the opening week until April 6. The young artists stuck to ecological themes.
ExtremeScreen - Level 1: The new CineStar movie theatre boasts the UAE’s largest cinema screens, two of which have RealD Digital 3D screens – the most advanced digital technology in the movie industry. COMING SOON!
Playnation - Level 1: What does Dubai’s newest entertainment centre offer? Indoor skydiving? Check. An interactive football stadium, full of virtual cheering fans? It’s got that too, in addition to a 12-lane bowling alley, a diminutive water theme park, and a French edutainment brand that includes a science museum. Little kiddies can also check out the nearby Aqua Play, an indoor waterpark that’s separate to Playnation. Exclusive to MCC
Miss Selfridge - Ground level: The UK high street brand has made its Dubai debut at Mirdif City Centre, bringing funky, vintage-inspired clothing to the masses. Exclusive to MCC
American Eagle Outfitters: True to its name, the clothing at AEO is of the all-American variety. It’s the perfect spot to dress the nation’s jocks and cheerleaders. Even more appealing than the style, though, is the price, which is dirt cheap. Exclusive to MCC
Freedom Furniture - Level 1: There’s no shortage of home furnishing stores in the new mall. This Australian brand is also new to the region, and offers decorating guidance and custom-made pieces at reasonable prices.
Eco friendly: With lots of natural light (to lower energy costs) and constructed using recycled materials, Mirdif City Centre is working towards a gold rating for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED),the US ranking for ecologically friendly buildings.
Baby changing rooms: Dads might not find this that exciting, but mums sure will: for the first time in the region, both the men’s and women’s bathrooms have changing rooms. It’s your turn next poop, er, pop.
More of the good stuff: Some of our favourite brands that, until recently, were one of a kind have taken up residence in Mirdif City Centre. Our favourite cupcake brand – Sugar Daddy’s – has opened up an outlet, along with Carluccio’s and Fatburger.