A Dragon Mart Tour in Dubai

A Dragon Mart Tour in Dubai

Dragon Mart Dubai, is one of the greatest examples of incredible architecture spread over a stretch of 1.2 km. It has more than 5,000 wholesale shops, making it a retail mall for several thousand people. Overall, the Dragon Mart shop list is one of the biggest trading hubs for all the Chinese products in the UAE outside of Mainland China. 

The Dragon Mart is a shopaholic’s paradise with its enthralling and amusing shops. From clothing and groceries to home décor, here you can shop and ask for a bargain on your favourite things. For more information, keep reading!

Highlights of Dragon Mart Dubai

Highlights of Dragon Mart Dubai

Given below are some of the interesting facts about Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2. 

  • The Dragon Mart 2 mall was opened in 2016. Within a short span of time, it became a major shopping centre for everyone with more than 5,000 shops and hubs. 
  • Dragon Mart 2 is divided into 7 sections, namely groceries, electronic goods, clothing, fashion, home décor, bikes and souvenirs. 
  • Dragon Mart is a 1.2 km long supermarket.
  • Dragon Mart 1 was opened in 2004. It soon gained enough popularity, which led to the construction of Dragon Mart 2 in 2016. 
  • The area of Dragon Mart 1 and 2 is about 175,000 square meters.
  • In the future, Dragon Mart is expected to expand by four more phases, bringing the total area to around 11 million square feet.
  • It will be equal to 145 international football pitches.
  • Almost 65,000 to 80,000 shoppers visit the Dragon Mart on a single day.

How To Entertain Yourself At Dragon Mart Dubai

  • Time for Shopping

Time for Shopping

When it comes to shopping, Dragon Mart Dubai never disappoints you. They offer several types of shopping complexes that sell wholesale clothing products. You can find cheap yet beautiful clothes. Accessories, more clothes, and other items are also available for bargaining. Another way to shop is to visit the Dragon Mart 1 online website. You can also use the website for Dragon Mart 2 online shopping as well.

  • Movie & Popcorn Time

Movie & Popcorn Time

Dragon Mart 2 has a theatre with nine screens, which means that you can happily go to any movie. You can also grab a popcorn bucket and enjoy movie time with your family and make some perfect memories.

  • Dine @9

Dragon Mart 2, Dubai has several restaurants that offer a variety of foods for you. Some of the best eating locations are Steak House, KFC, Harley’s grilled subs, Fashion Cafe, and many others. 

  • Fabyland-Babyland

Tourists can relinquish fun activities, games, simulators, and many more. The game zone is a perfect way to relax and chill with your family. 

Location and Timings of Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2

Timings of Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2

The location of Dubai Mart is 5CG7+23G – Al Awir Road – International City – Dubai – United Arab Emirates.

The standard opening hours for shops at Dragon Mart are:

    • Sunday to Wednesday with timings from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. 
    • Thursday to Saturday, the timings are 10:00 am to 12:00 am (midnight). 

During Ramadan, the time changes. Just remember that Friday and Saturday are peak days for the mall, along with public holidays.

Different Ways to Reach Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2

Reach Dragon Mart

There are four different ways to commute to Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2, either by taxi, metro, bus, or car.

  • By Taxi
    • Taxis are cheap and easy to find outside local hotels or anywhere on the road to visit the Dragon Mart. 
    • You can call or contact the taxi using the following contact number: +971 4 208 0808
    • You can connect with taxi services at dtc[dot]dubai[dot]ae.
    • You will find taxis at Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2 after shopping at the Main Entrance (AA) and Rear Entrance (BA). 
    • There is another taxi stand at the GB entrance just opposite the Mahal Restaurant.
  • By Metro
    • The nearest metro station is Rashidiya Metro Station (red line) to Dragon Mart. After reaching the metro station you can use the following options:
      • RTA taxis can get you there in 9 minutes (10.4) km via Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd/E311.
      • You can also go through the RTA bus using Line 366 bus via Al Warsan, Eppco1, and change to Bus No. 5. The travel time is approximately 17 minutes to 21 minutes. 
  • By Bus

You can also use the bus to visit the Dragon Mart. There are two bus stations at Dragon Mart:

    • The first is at the rear entrance outside Bus number 50. The bus comes after half an hour. The timings are 6:00 AM to 12:00 AM.
    • The second bus station is in the GB section. The timings are 6:00 am to 12:00 am. The bus arrives after half an hour. 
  • By Car
    • The simplest way to reach it is by your car. You can simply use the Dragon Mart 1 directions or Dragon Mart 2 directions on the GPS by Al Awir Road / Ras Al Khor Road (E44).

Note : From the website, you can check the Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2 maps to make sure you know all the ways and shops before you actually start shopping

Key Features of Dragon Mart Dubai

dragon mart cinema mall

You can read some of the best highlights of Dragon Mart below:

    • Nine-screen Cinema Complex
    • Two-storey retail mall
    • Food court and several restaurants
    • Geant Hypermarket
    • Entertainment Zones
    • Besides the mall, you can have 240 room hotel and a multi-storey car park. 

Recommendations for New Visitors 

We recommend a few tips to make your experience a smooth one:

    • Make sure to wear comfortable shoes as the Dragon Mart is about 1.2 km long. Comfortable shoes can help you cover the distance. 
    • All your queries can be resolved at the information desk. 
    • It is better to take a photo of all the selected items and ask the store attendant in case there is a language barrier, as most of them are written in Chinese. 
    • It is crucial for you to be aware of the facts about the bargaining system. You can bargain and get items at a reduced price. 
    • The Dragon Mart operates from 10:00 am so it is advised for you to visit the mart early and comfortably.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs)

What is the difference between Dragon Mart 1 and 2

The biggest difference between Dragon Mart 1 and 2 is that Dragon Mart 2 has a mall set up. Dragon Mart 2 is divided into four sections. They are building materials, general merchandise, home appliances, hardware, and machinery. Apart from this, Dragon Mart 2 Dubai also has a cinema and a food court.

When did Dragon Mart 2 open

When Dragon Mart 1's popularity rose among Dubai and the UAE's residents and citizens, Dragon Mart expanded in 2016 and was named Dragon Mart 2. Dragon Mart 2 has more than 5000 shops and includes a Carrefour hypermarket, a 12-screen cinema, a food court, and a hotel. You can check the Dragon Mart shop list on its website

Who is the owner of Dragon Mart Dubai

Omar Khoory is one of the Managing Directors of Nakheel Malls, the owner and operator of Dragon Mart

Does Dragon Mart have a Carrefour

Yes, there is a Carrefour shop at the Dragon Mart

What are the operating timings of Dragon Mart

The operating hours of the mall are: From Sunday to Wednesday, the timings are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. From Thursday to Saturday, the timings are 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. (midnight)

Name some Dragon Mart 2 restaurants

Some of the famous Dragon Mart 2 restaurants are Chili's, Tim Hortons, The Mahal Restaurant, PappaRoti, Cold Stone Creamery, The Pizza Company, Falafil Al Rabiah Al Khadra, Dip n Dip, Gloria Jean's Coffees, Lanzhou Restaurant, Hatam, Burger World, Pak Al Fereej, Vitamin V, Jiangnan Spring Restaurant, Salla Al Samak Al Tazaj, Café Frappé, and Sawasdee Ka Restaurant

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