Before the onslaught of new mall openings and extensions, Deira City Centre used to be the mother of all shopping malls. Although it doesn’t hold the coveted number one spot in Dubai’s shoppers’ hearts, it still attracts a large crowd; especially now it boasts a new extension. For such a vast mall it’s surprisingly simple to navigate, with giant hypermarket Carrefour dominating the first floor. The mall also contains plenty of corridors leading to miniature-themed courts including the Jewellery Court, Textile Court and Arabian Treasures, which sells carpets, antiques and gifts. Children can go wild in the sprawling amusement centre, Magic Planet. There’s also a cinema.