In a city known for ample tourist attractions, City Walk stands out in a big way. City Walk is a massive, sprawling retail complex featuring an exciting mash-up of high-end fashion outlets, restaurant concepts, and fun, family-friendly attractions, nestled in between Downtown Dubai and the Jumeirah Beach. It’s been touted as an “urban living concept” by the developers, Meraas Holdings, so it comes as no surprise that City Walk also has residential housing!
Inspired by the plazas and shopping districts of Europe, City Walk’s pathways are lined with cobblestones, and the open concept really makes it seem like you’re in Spain or France. Don’t worry, there are plenty of air-conditioned spaces and an indoor mall to flee to when it starts heating up outside.
Things to do
One of the ultimate gaming destinations in the city, Hub Zero has something for gamers of all ages, with 15,000 square metres of immersive entertainment, including a VR gaming area, a retro arcade and even a laser maze.
If you’re looking for something more offbeat, the newly opened Green Planet biodome offers fine edutainment, housing over 3,000 plants and animals from the world’s rainforests.
Other entertainment destinations include the Mattel Play! Town, catering to kids, while the 10-screen Reel Cinemas multiplex ensures everyone gets their movie fix.
Several sumptuous dining options await you along Walk Lane. Pretend you’re in London on a sunny day as you dine on delicious cuisine from around the world.
The British-French restaurant Aubaine serves up Gallic dishes. Butcha, which dry-ages its beef on-site, also has prime cuts available for takeout. Another City Walk classic is the Modern spice bistro Farzi Café, which fuses Arabic & Indian cuisine with a dash of molecular flair.
There’s plenty of shopping options, enough to satisfy even the most picky shoppers. Sephora, Boots, Spinneys, Al Jaber Optical and W H Smith are all part of the huge, one million square-meter retail line-up, but there are several high-end brands.
Kit up your kids in luxury at Level Kids, with three whole floors of designer labels ranging from Roberto Cavalli Junior to Tartine et Chocolat.
For adults, there’s 7 For All Mankind, I’M Isola, Rag & Bones and Essentiel Antwerp.
And if it isn’t fashion you’re looking for, visit Le Boutique Chocolat, a premium confectionery store featuring more than 25 internationally renowned chocolatiers and a Willy Wonka-esque ‘create your own’ chocolate-bar corner.
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