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“Fresh water earls and many other things”
Review of Dragon Mart

Dragon Mart
Ranked #82 of 401 things to do in Dubai
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Paris
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
97 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
“Fresh water earls and many other things”
Reviewed 27 October 2011

Dragon mart is not the usual luxury Dubai mall; it is the all Chinese mall and it is out of the city, on the Hatta road. You can go there by car, if you have one, or by taxis and, usually, there are taxis waiting near it to take you back to town. It is a low and long building, in the shape of a Dragon, with a big sculpture of a dragon around a globe and fountains at the entrance. There is a good car park but it gets very full in the week end when the mall is very busy. If you go on friday, go after 2pm because the shops are closed before that. If the car park is full there is an area "valet park" where you can park yourself (the "valets" open the gate for you), it cost only 18 dhs and it is worth it! When you enter the Mall you have to take a good note of the entrance you use because it can be very confusing and, after walking for a long time there you might not recognise the door you used and it will be very hard to find your car. Once you are there, it is like a long large corridor with small shops on both sides and small alleys going behind. You cannot explore the all thing in one go, it is just too big with too many little places. You can find there lot of items for the house (marble, bathroom, chandelers, garden furnitures, curtains, fountains...) but also smaller items and especially fresh water pearls of differents colors. There are more than one shop for that but also not that many. They offer good value fresh water pearls, single strand necklaces, bigger ones, earrings, bracelets, rings and it is a perfect place to buy the classic pearls strand you always dreamed of and couldn't afford or a special gift for your daughter, girlfriend, wife... You can also find colorful bags, lot of crystal costume jewelery, sun glasses, beddings, table clothes...at very good price. When you are tired with all this shopping you can stop in one of the little cafes in the middle alley or have a lunch at the food court or the chineses restaurant (quite good for noodles and fried rice). Dragon mart is not like any mall I saw before (I didn't go to China!) and I would really recommand going there, it is good fun.

Visited October 2011
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Lahore, Pakistan
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Total Waste Of Time”
Reviewed 4 October 2011

I visited DragonMart in June, 2011 with Family of small children. My expereince was pretty bad. First of all, the airconditioning was very poor inside and it was hot, so that alone was enouggh to take away the fun if there was any. Other than that, we found nothing of interest there, all fake chinese goods. I would not recomned this place to anyone at all. Its quite far from Dubai and the visit will waist half a day and significant cab charges too.

Visited June 2011
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Good shopping stuff for home and self”
Reviewed 14 September 2011

Dragon Mart is basically a Chinese market where all the products are from China. The structure of the Mart is like that of a Dragon with the entrance at the beginning and then shops inside till the end of the tail of the Dragon.
There are quite good stuff available at reasonable prices.
The mart is divided in different sections like that of building materials, furniture, textile, jewellery, house hold, bags, toys
To complete the visit of the entire Dragon Mart it takes almost a day, still you may not be able to cover the entire Mart.
Good place to shop around.

Visited July 2011
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“Best Place for Bargain Shopping”
Reviewed 27 August 2011

If you love bargains-this is the right address.Dragon Mart is in complete contrast to Dubai's swanky malls-its unpretentious,friendly and you can shop to your heart's content since the prices are dirt cheap.Don't expect to find sophisticated,well decorated shops here-shoppers come here not for the mall ambience,but for great value for money.You'll find all kind of stuff here-ranging from cosmetics,toys,artificial jewelry,souvenirs,clothes,bags,footwear etc-majority of items are chinese imports.
It would make sense to give this mall a stopover before you embark on Dubai mall shopping-you would know how much you are paying extra for splurging at Glitzy Malls.

Visited October 2010
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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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51 reviews
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“Good place if you want to buy some useless things”
Reviewed 12 August 2011

This place is a really big shopping mall full of Chinese products. I personally believe it's very difficult to find some quality products in there. But if you like cheap and low quality products, that's the place for you.
I personally believe that going to that place is a complete waist of time being in a place like Dubai, where you should spend your time seeing the spectacular places they have.

Visited November 2010
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