Al Ghurair Centre (previously Al Ghurair City) opened in 1980 and was Dubai’s first large shopping mall.
Situated in Deira, in the heart of the old city, it is home to over 300 stores and a good selection restaurants and fast food outlets.
Large stores at the mall include Sun & Sand Sports, Jashanmal (department store), Marks & Spencer, Iconic (fashion), Max (fashion), Emax (electronics and IT), SportsOne (sports store), Carrefour (hypermarket), Centrepoint (department store), and Matalan.
The mall boasts more than 70 food and drink outlets. The food court is situated on the second floor. Places to eat and drink here include Nawab, Hatam, KFC, and Tapa King. Restaurants elsewhere include Papa John’s, Nando’s, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. Many of these have outdoor seating areas.
The mall’s customer service desk is located on the ground floor. It offers mall directories and maps in several languages (including Arabic and English), wheelchairs, and a lost and found service. Other facilities at the mall include toilets and baby changing areas, ATMs, an Etisalat bill payment machine, and a currency exchange. Prayer rooms for men and women are also available.
The mall is open 7 days a week. Opening times are Sunday to Wednesday 10 am to 10 pm, and Thursday to Saturday 10 am to midnight.
Al Ghurair City is situated on Al Rigga Road in the Deira area of Dubai. Outdoor and covered parking facilities are available.
The mall is within easy walking distance of the Union Metro Station. This is 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. Al Rigga Metro Station (Red Line) and Salah Al Din Metro Station (Green Line) are also nearby.
Al Ghurair Rayhaan by Rotana hotel is linked to the mall. The 5-star property offers 428 rooms and suites, several restaurants (alcohol free), a fitness centre, and swimming pool. Al Ghurair Arjaan by Rotana hotel apartments are also here and cater to both long and short-term visitors.
Map showing location of Al Ghurair Centre.
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Al Ghurair Centre
Al Rigga Road
United Arab Emirates
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