The Oasis Centre is a mid-sized shopping mall in the Al Quoz area of Dubai catering mainly to locals. In 2005 the original Oasis Centre was completely destroyed in a fire. A larger mall was rebuilt and reopened in 2009.
The 4-level mall is home to around 70 stores. Some of the larger shops include Carrefour Market, Emax, Sun & Sand Sports, Beautybay, Babyshop, and Daiso.
Daiso is a Japanese discount store with literally tens of thousands of products. Most can be purchased for just a few dirhams. The product range is extremely diverse and includes kitchenware (glasses, baking moulds, jars, cutlery, bowls, trays, utensils etc.), toys, stationery, cosmetics, pet care products (toys, bowls, collars etc.), seasonal products (Christmas decorations etc.), and ornaments.
Carrefour Market is a smaller version of the Carrefour hypermarkets found at other malls in Dubai. It offers a good range of fresh produce including fish, meat, fruit and vegetables, and bread. It’s situated on the ground floor of the mall.
Sun & Sand Sports is a sports shop on the first floor. Brands stocked include The North Face, Adidas, Vans, Timberland, Reebok, and York Fitness.
Emax is one of the largest electronic shops in Dubai. Their product range includes digital compact and SLR cameras (Nikon, Canon, Sony, Samsung etc.), camcorders, mobile phones (Nokia, BlackBerry, Samsung etc.), desktop computers and laptops (Packard Bell, LG, Asus, Acer, HP, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung, Fujitsu, Toshiba, Dell etc.), printers, games consoles, TVs (LG, Samsung, Sony, Toshiba, Panasonic etc.), home theatre systems, headphones, and appliances such as kettles, coffee makers, irons, grills and barbeques, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, radiators, cooking ranges, refrigerators, washing machines, scales, kitchenware products, and DIY products.
There are two Emax stores at the Oasis Centre. The store on the ground floor sells electronics while the one on the third floor sells household appliances.
Emax’s Electronic Care Unit offers technical support and repairs for computers. Trained and knowledgeable staff offer solutions for problems such as slow performance, data loss and virus infections. Media conversion services (VHS tape to DVD, cassette to mp3), mobile phone repairs, and mobile phone configuration services are also offered.
Beautybay offers fragrances, cosmetics and skincare products, while Babyshop sells clothes for toddlers and children, nursery furniture, prams and pushchairs, baby feeding and bathing products, toys, plus child safety devices such as baby monitors, door stoppers, draw locks and latches, socket covers, and car seats.
In 2011 UK retail company WHSmith opened their first store in Dubai here. It’s situated on the ground floor and offers a good selection of newspapers, magazines, books, stationery, plus drinks and snacks.
Other shops at the Oasis Centre include Max (fashion), New Look, Splash (multi-brand fashion store with collections for men, women and children), Koton, La Senza (lingerie), Brands (men’s fashion – jackets, shirts, casual and sportswear, wedding suits etc.), Damas (jewellery), Lifestyle (home décor and furnishings, perfumes and cosmetics, and fashion accessories), Shoe Mart, Shoexpress (discount shoes and accessories), THM (shoes), Foot Solutions (customised footwear), Accessorize, Q Home Décor, Dwell, Home Centre (furniture), Nike, Adidas, Ride (bikes and cycling accessories), Gulf Greetings (greeting cards and gifts), and Rivoli EyeZone (frames, contact and prescription lenses, plus sunglasses by international brands such as Roberto Cavalli, Tom Ford, Montblanc, and Dsquared2).
The Oasis Centre is open 7 days a week. Opening times are 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday to Wednesday, and 10 am to midnight, Thursday to Saturday.
Aside from Emax’s appliances store, most of the third and top floor of the mall is occupied by leisure and food and beverage offerings. Fun City, Fitness First, Balance Well Being 360°, and the main food court are all here.
Options at the food court include McDonald’s, KFC, Subway, Pizza Hut, Bombay Chowpatty (Indian), Bazerkan (Lebanese), Jungle Juice, Mini Melts, Calicut Delight (Indian), Taj Spice, Yogurberry (frozen yoghurts), and Wok & Spice.
Fun City is an entertainment centre is aimed at children from 2 to 13. It features a wide range of video and arcade games plus rides such as a carousel and bumper cars. Entrance is free but all games require tokens. Fun City can also organise children’s birthday parties. The top package offered includes the cake, face painting, meal, party bags, decorations, ride vouchers, invitation cards, party host, and more.
Balance Well Being 360°is a 22,000 square foot facility offering fitness, wellness, and nutrition services to those seeking a healthier lifestyle. The Balance Café here offers nutritional dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Fitness First operates two gyms on the third floor; one mixed and one ladies-only. Membership is required to gain entry.
Facilities and services at the mall include a customer service desk, numerous toilets and baby changing areas, ATMs, and Etisalat bill payment machine, and prayer rooms for men and women. Orient Exchange on the ground floor offers a range of financial services such as foreign currency, international money transfers (including transfers to India and the Philippines), and credit card cash advances.
The Oasis Centre is situated in Al Quoz, between Interchanges 2 and 3 on the Sheikh Zayed Road. The basement level car park offers spaces for more than 1,500 vehicles. Valet parking is available at the main entrance for a nominal fee.