Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre is a large 3-level shopping mall in the Deira area of Dubai. It boasts more than 350 stores, a multiplex cinema, a children’s entertainment centre, and numerous restaurants and fast food outlets.

Anchor stores at Deira City Centre are Carrefour, Debenhams, Paris Gallery, Sharaf DG, Marks & Spencer, and Virgin Megastore.

Exterior, Deira City Centre

Deira City Centre

Carrefour is a large French hypermarket located on Level 1 of the mall. In addition to food and general household products it also offers electronic goods, bags and luggage, mobile phones, digital cameras and camcorders, DVDs, camping equipment and outdoor goods, stationery, car accessories, furniture, home appliances, carpets and rugs, and garden furniture.

Sharaf DG is the largest electronics shop at Deira City Centre. The 40,000 square foot store offers a massive selection of products such as cameras and lenses, camcorders, desktop and laptop computers, printers, monitors, software, e-book readers, TVs, home audio and cinema systems, gaming console, car audio systems, telephones and mobile phones. It also stocks a wide range of home appliances including fridges and freezers, dishwashers, washing machines, plus gas and electric cookers.

Other shops include Al Jaber Gallery (antiques, carpets, arts, and crafts), Mothercare, New Look, Stadium (clothes), Jacky’s Electronics, Jumbo Electronics, Jane Norman, Mango, Monsoon, Morgan, Mikyajy (Arabic cosmetics), Sephora (cosmetics and perfumes), The Body Shop (ethical cosmetics), Nine West (footwear, bags, and accessories), Shoe Citi, Shoe Mart, Valencia, Sun & Sand Sports (sports equipment and clothing), Toys R Us, Gap, H&M, Next, La Senza (glamorous lingerie), Splash, Zara, and Breitling (watches).

VOX Cinemas (formerly CineStar) is an 11-screen multiplex cinema showing all the latest blockbuster films. It’s situated at the western end of Level 2.

Cinema, Deira City Centre, Dubai


Deira City Centre also features a popular family entertainment centre. Magic Planet offers a good range of children’s rides, arcade games and simulators, and a soft play area, while Bowling City is an 8-lane tenpin bowling alley. Both are located at the eastern end of Level 1.

Deira City Centre boasts over 50 restaurants and places to eat and drink. The main food court is located on Level 1 of the mall, next to Magic Planet. There is also a strip of restaurants on Level 2, next to VOX Cinemas, and a handful of snack bars on the Ground Level, near the taxi pick-up area.

Food Court, Deira City Centre

Food Court

Places to eat at the main food court include McDonald’s, Starbucks, Fujiyama (Japanese), Shamiana (Indian), Panda Chinese, Sugoi (sushi), Karam Express (Lebanese), Al Safeer (Arabic), KFC, Mrs Vanelli’s (Italian), Subway, New York Fries (fries with a variety of toppings), Burger King, Charley’s Grilled Subs, Pizza Hut, and Hardee’s (sandwiches).

Restaurant next to the cinema include Coco’s (international), China Times (Chinese), Chili’s (Tex-Mex), Hatam (Persian), and Uno Chicago Grill (American).

Snack bars on the Ground Level include Baskin Robins (ice cream and frozen desserts), Magic Corner (corn in a cup), La Fragola (Italian ice cream), and Dunkin Donuts.

Restaurants elsewhere in the mall include TGI Fridays and Paul (French), both at the western end of Level 1.

Deira City Centre is open every day of the week. Opening hours are Sunday to Wednesday 10 am to midnight, and Thursday to Saturday 10 am to a am. Carrefour is open daily from 9 am until midnight.

Facilities and services include toilets, baby changing facilities, an Etisalat bill payment machine, luggage storage, information desks, car rental desk (Thrifty), dry cleaners, men’s and ladies’ hair salons, and beauty salons. There is also an Emirates NBD branch here plus numerous ATMs and currency exchange centres. Free wireless internet access is available.

The Pullman Dubai Deira City Centre is an upmarket hotel attached to the mall offering just over 300 rooms. Other hotels within walking distance include the Novotel Deira City Centre and the Ibis Deira City Centre.

The mall is located in Deira and is well signposted from all major roads in the area. The mall boasts a car park with spaces for 4,000 vehicles and parking is free on Friday, Saturday, national holidays, and for the first 4 hours on weekdays (Sunday to Thursday in Dubai). A pay-on-exit system is in operation. Drivers must validate their parking tickets at a pay machine (even if no payment is due) before returning to their cars. The machines take banknotes and major credit cards.

Cinemagoers enjoy an extra free hour of parking and should present their parking ticket to the VOX Cinemas cashier to have the additional time added.

The mall has its own Metro station. The Deira City Centre Metro Station is on the Red Line and is just a short walk from the mall.

Taxi drivers should have no problem finding Deira City Centre. Departing shoppers should use the taxi pick-up area located on the ground floor at the eastern end of the mall.


Click here for a detailed map showing all points of interest.


Deira City Centre

Al Garhoud Road, Deira
United Arab Emirates

Nearest Metro Station(s): Deira City Centre

Visit Deira City Centre Website

Reviews and Additional Information

  1. The mall is the best in Dubai if you want to do some real shopping and not just window shopping or sightseeing (go to Dubai Mall if you want that). The Carrefour supermarket here is excellent.

  2. This mall isn’t that big so it is easy to find your way around without getting lost. I liked the Carrefour store. It had a good selection and the prices were reasonable.

  3. Our first visit to Dubai. Fantastic experience. Deira City Centre is a place for everyone. Carrefour one of the best shops to shop at. The Copthorne Hotel staff was great and the venue is conveniently situated to bus, train, taxi and within walking distance.

  4. Been to Dubai about 6 times and Carrefour is a great place and shopping is fun there. Only one small issue, staff at the counters need to smile and not look fed-up.

  5. Deira City Centre is an excellent centre for shopping and cinema. It’s in the heart of city and easy to reach. However, one suggestion. The benches and seating arrangement in the centre have been removed causing inconvenience to disabled and old people. Resting is not possible any more except in the food court. This is causing discomfort to the aged and disabled.

  6. Carrefour is one of the best places to shop in Dubai.

  7. I have been to so many places around the globe but I always find Deira City Centre to be the best shopping centre for all income groups.

  8. It’s just beautiful with a wonderful team that is customer oriented.

  9. There is hardly a product in the world that is not sold here. I was absolutely fascinated, especially in the sweet department. Paradise.

  10. Carrefour is really good and affordable. All your outlets are wonderful.

  11. I have been to Deira City Centre many times. Every time it’s a new shopping experience and one enjoys it to its full. There are so many shops to explore and it really is "SHOP TILL YOU DROP".

Add Review or Additional Information

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *