Mercato is a mid-sized shopping mall in Jumeirah with a unique design inspired by the Italian Renaissance.
It boasts around 120 shops, a multiplex cinema, family entertainment centre, and a reasonable selection of places to eat and drink.
Large stores here include Spinneys, Virgin Megastore, and Laura Ashley Home (furnishings and interiors).
Spinneys is one of the best known supermarket chains in Dubai. Its 4,000 square foot store on the ground floor is the largest at Mercato and offers a wide range of groceries and household products.
The Virgin Megastore on the first floor sells music CDs, DVDs and books. Western and Arabic titles are stocked. It also offers a wide range of electronic products such as games consoles and games, iPods, etc. Tickets for many of Dubai’s top shows and concerts can also be bought here.
The Minutes kiosk offers various services such as shoe repairs, key cutting, engraving, business card printing, name badges, plus watch and mobile phone repairs, while the Sharaf Exchange provides currency exchange and money transfer services. Both are located on the ground floor.
Entertainment options are found on the first floor. The main draw is the Vox Cinemas multiplex cinema. It offers 7 screens and can accommodate almost 1,400 cinemagoers.
Fun City is a family entertainment centre with video games, activity areas, and a play zone with ball pool, climbing frame, slides etc. Birthday party packages are available.
The customer service counter on the ground floor offers mall guides and store maps. Other facilities and services include public telephones, toilets, baby changing areas, ATMs, and an Etisalat bill payment machine.
Mercato is open 7 days a week. Standard store opening hours are 10 am to 10 pm (certain stores may open at 1.30 pm on Fridays). Opening times for Spinneys are 8 am to midnight.
The mall is situated on Jumeirah Beach Road in the Jumeirah area of Dubai, adjacent to Town Centre Jumeirah. Parking is available for almost 1,000 cars (mainly in the basement). WaterWise are based here and offer an eco-friendly waterless car wash service.
Buses to Mercato include the 8 service from Al Ghubaiba Bus Station in Bur Dubai (nearest Metro is Al Ghubaiba on Green Line).
There is no Metro station within walking distance of the Mercato but there is a taxi pick-up and drop-off point right outside the main entrance.