BurJuman is a shopping centre in Bur Dubai best known for its mix of luxury and high street fashion stores. The mall opened in 1991 but a southern extension completed in 2004 doubled its size and brought the total number of stores to over 300. Plans to extend the mall even further and renovate the northern section of the mall were announced in 2011. Key elements of the work include the expansion of the third floor entertainment area and food court, a major supermarket (Carrefour), and a fourth floor multiplex cinema (VOX).
Saks Fifth Avenue is the largest store at BurJuman and is spread over the first and second floors of the extension. The first floor houses perfumes, cosmetics, sunglasses while the second floor is home to the designer clothes, shoes, and accessories. Individual boutiques include Prada, Miu Miu, and Agent Provocateur, and Christian Louboutin.
Most of the other upmarket stores are also found in the extension. Shops on the first floor include The One, Massimo Dutti, Zara, Promod, Villeroy & Boch, Paul Smith, Lacoste, Paul & Shark, Just Cavalli, DKNY, and Diesel. Stores on the second floor include Chanel, Burberry, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Gianfranco Ferre, Hugo Boss, and Ralph Lauren.
The older, northern section of BurJuman is anchored by a large Paris Gallery store (cosmetics, perfumes, sunglasses, and accessories) on the first floor. Other stores here include Nine West (women’s shoes and handbags), Al Orooba Oriental Carpets (carpets and rugs), Ted Baker, Next, Watch Gallery, Aldo (footwear for men and women), Mothercare (clothes for babies and children, toys, car seats etc.), Bateel (dates and confectionery), Ajmal Perfumes (Arabic fragrances), Gap, and Bhs (fashion and homeware).
The third floor of the mall is home to the majority of the mall’s restaurants. At the northern end there’s a food court with outlets like Burger King, Al Baiq (Lebanese), Fish World (seafood), Sala Thai, Santino’s (Italian), Chinese Palace, The Mix (juices), Fujiyama (Japanese), Shamiana (Indian), Marrybrown, Chili’s Too (Tex-Mex), Baskin Robbins, and Subway. The children’s entertainment area is also here.
At the opposite end of the third floor are restaurants such as Barrio Fiesta (Filipino), Carino’s (Italian), Hatam (Persian), Jimmy’s Killer Prawns (prawns, seafood, and steaks), Noodle House, The Gallery (international), The Orchestra Café, and Zone Lounge. Jumbo Electronics, Studio R (fashion and sportswear), Nokia, and a few other stores are also here. There’s also a massive Fitness First gym here with group exercise studios, a spa, and swimming pool.
Most of the ground floor of the mall is taken up by the car park but there are a few shops including a hair salon, nail bar and key cutters. There are also branches of Yo Sushi, Wok House (Asian), and a few other restaurants and cafes here.
Customer service desks are located on the first and second floors and offer maps and store guides, event and transport information, shopping vouchers, concierge and lost and found services, and gift wrapping. Other facilities and services at the mall include toilets, baby changing areas, and prayer rooms for men and women. The Dubai Department of Tourism & Commerce Marketing (DTCM) have a tourist information booth at the mall.
Numerous ATMs are dotted around the mall. There’s also a branch of the Emirates NBD here plus several currency exchange centres.
BurJuman is open 7 days a week. Store opening hours are 10 am to 11 pm Saturday to Wednesday, and 10 am to midnight on Thursday and Friday. Restaurants close one hour later.
The mall is situated in Bur Dubai at the junction of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road and Khalid Bin Al Waleed Road. There are pedestrian entrances on both roads.
The car park is situated on the ground floor of the mall. Entrances are on Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road. Valet parking is available.
BurJuman enjoys easy access to the Dubai Metro system with Khalid Bin Al Waleed station right outside the main entrance. It’s a transfer station on both the Red Line and the Green Line offering quick and easy access to and from most areas of the city.
The BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana hotel is connected directly to the mall and offers 148 suites, ranging in size from one bedroom suites to a four bedroom penthouse. In-room facilities and services include wireless internet access, iPod player, satellite TV, and a safe and fridge. The hotel also offers numerous conference and meeting rooms plus a rooftop swimming pool. Hotel guests also enjoy free access to the Fitness First gym.
Other hotels and places to stay near BurJuman include the Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai, the Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Dubai, Xclusive Hotel Apartments, the Dhow Palace, and the Majestic Hotel Tower.