This mall’s popularity means parking can be a nightmare. If it’s busy, head to the basement just below the cinemas, where there are usually a few empty spots.
Try great-value sandwich store Potbelly: Dhs19 for a sizeable sandwich that’s packed with lots of flavor. Most of the remaining eateries are fast-food venues.
Iconic is a department store with a twist. Stocking less obvious brands, it’s loud, brash and young, with a great gift section.
ForLove21 Is an accessories store by popular US fast fashion brand forever 21 – it sells an extended range of the brand’s accessories, and is perfect for super-cheap on-trend jewels, shoes, bags and the like.
If you’re more of a beauty fiend, Aussie cosmetics brand Red Earth is a hidden gem, offering a great range of beauty buys.
There’s a Magic Planet amusement arcade, but thanks to the mall’s popularity it’s the most manic In Dubal (think yelling kids, buzzing machines and pounding music). What’s more, it’s situated right next to the food court, so you’ll never have a quiet meal.
DCC is always crowded. Don’t even try going on weekends, and woe betide the unwitting shopper who attempts to brave the taxi queue (on one visit we were waiting for an hour and a half). 3/5
Snack stop Locally owned fusion shawarma brand WildPeeta has just opened a branch at the mall.