Wafi Mall is not only a place in Dubai where you can shop, but it has been specifically created for leisure and for giving such an attraction to Dubai, which will make tourists return shortly.
We know that Dubai is the place where we can get to see things we do not generally see at any other place and there is no better example for that than Wafi City. Therefore, Wafi City is a place that you should definitely visit, when you are in Dubai. Wafi City has a beautiful shopping mall, called Wafi Mall, which has been in the centre of attention ever since it was built, for its eclectic outlook. In this article, we would like to represent you with Wafi Mall and all the things you can get to see inside and outside all the same.
Wafi City is not a city, it’s a complex located nearby the downtown area of Dubai occupying quite a big area. The main concept of the complex is of course business. It is full of shops and all sorts of catering facilities. It’s centre is the Wafi Mall which is a full on shopping mall, but apart from this Wafi City has a beautiful traditional souk the Khan Murjan, one of the most popular places which tourists like to visit. Wafi City features a great element of attraction for children and families all the same. It has its Children’s theme park the Encounter Zone and it features a light and sound show for the visitors every day.
Wafi Mall within Wafi City is really a site to see. It is located near downtown Dubai, and it is such a project, which has been created to give back the atmosphere of ancient Egypt. You will see pyramids, tombs and buildings that all mirrors the ancient atmosphere of Egyptian culture and arts. The whole complex was built to be similar to Karnak, one of the greatest sites in Egypt where you can see the remaining in their best shape, restored to show, how people used to live in those times.
Besides all that, Wafi City is a complex, built for entertainment and for shopping purposes. Wafi City within Wafi Mall is in the Oud Mehta district, which is famous for its colourful intercultural institutes and buildings, forming one important part of the downtown of Dubai.
Besides giving home to hundreds of shops and entertainment centres, there are also several quality hotels in Wafi City, enabling the tourists to spend a couple of days there. This is a huge complex and certainly, one day will not be enough for you to see all its shops and attractions.
The unique thing about Wafi City is its outlook. The whole complex was built to resemble something of a village that originates from the ancient Egypt. So, what you will see here, is a bit like being in Karnak or any other ancient places of Egypt where you can find the remaining of the ancient civilization. The biggest exception is of course, that in Wafi each house serves as a store or a restaurant. The central element is the Wafi Mall, which is in fact a huge glass pyramid. This may sound unbelievable, so you really have to be there to see how Wafi City looks like. Wafi Mall has been especially famous when the so-called “Pink-Panther robberies happened in it and ever since the security within the mall has got re-developed. The mall houses plenty of luxury stores ranging from fashion items to jewellery stores and its outlook is simply amazing, especially in the evening when the glass pyramid is enlightened.
Wafi Mall houses a great deal of fashion brands, ranging from the high profile brands, such as Chanel or Escada to the newborn brands such as Tiger Lily or Desert Rose. All stores are really worth visiting here. You can see various elegant Arabic fashion stores too, where you can browse between the beautiful Abayas, which represent the best women’s wear collection for the local Muslim women. We highly suggest you to purchase some of the original Arabic perfume oils, which smell so good, especially the rose oil that is a must-buy for all the women. There is a great deal of men’s fashion stores at Wafi Mall and you can also get to see more specific stores such as maternity wear and baby and children’s wear stores too. For the fans of British brands, Wafi Mall houses a great Marks and Spencer store as well.
Wafi Mall has several parts, the modern shopping plaza look and the traditional covered Arabic souk as well. You can travel back in time when visiting the souk part. The restaurant part also mirrors the old-time Arabic atmosphere and the sight of local people enjoying their time there, might also make you feel buying a traditional Arabic garment for yourself to feel more in place over here. The textiles alone are worth visiting. In the traditional souk part of Wafi Mall, you will be able to look at them, and if you are lucky, you can catch a bride-to-be, who is ready to choose about ten types of different materials from the best, most colourful ones, to have all their wedding kaftans made out of them.
Another great attraction of Wafi Mall is its wonderful theme park, named Encounter Zone. Here you can have fun with the family; there are all types of toys and games, to the like of all the family. Encounter Zone is highly visited within this Dubai mall. It is also very popular as an alone standing attraction. There is also a nursery part over here, just in case you want to enjoy a couple of hours of shopping alone and do not want to make your children get tired of too much “boring” walking.
There are hundreds of shops found in Wafi Mall. The worldwide known brands, such as Marks & Spencer or if you would fancy buying a new pair of jeans, or by any chance you would like to see the latest offers for Muslim dressing, your place is in Wafi Mall. This mall, together with this picturesque city built around it, will give you an unforgettable memory. Wafi Mall and Wafi City are really a must-visit places for everyone, for its sheer beauty and unique outlook, even if you do not intend to buy anything.