More than a Mall: A complete guide to Dubai Hills
Ride the world’s fastest indoor rollercoaster or watch a movie on the biggest screen in the Middle East.
Dubbed the “Green Heart Of Dubai”, Dubai Hills is so much more than just a shiny new mall. The community offers something for everyone, from retail and restaurants to leisure and lounging.
Adventure Park by Emaar
Located at the Dubai Hills Mall, Adventure Park by Emaar offers a state-of-the-art activities park with a host of activities for children aged six years and above. The venue features climbing walls, a trampoline area, skateboarding slides, cyber walls, elevated obstacles, a cave maze, an obstacle course with a sling line, and playgrounds for fun-in-motion activities.
GO: Visit https://entertainment.emaar.com/attraction/adventure-park for more information.
Dubai Hills Golf Club
This 18-hole championship golf course spans an impressive 1.2 million square metres of meticulously manicured fairways (that’s the same size as 63 football fields). Golfers of all handicaps will enjoy negotiating the network of lakes, wadis and 83 strategically placed bunkers against the backdrop of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai. Dubai Hills Golf Club is also home to a driving range, putting green, golf academy, gym and a pool.
GO: Visit www.dubaihillsgolfclub.com for more information.
Dubai Hills Mall
Dubai Hills Mall is your one-stop destination for clothing, fashion accessories, beauty, homeware and dining. With its fashion-forward collection, eclectic pop-up shops and giant hypermarket, Dubai Hills Mall delivers a dynamic shopping experience including 650+ retail and dining outlets and plenty of family-friendly activities.
GO: Visit www.dubaihillsmall.ae for more information.
Dubai Hills Park
Located a stone’s throw away from Dubai Hills Mall and fifteen minutes drive from Downtown Dubai, this lush green oasis serves as a place for families to relax and explore. Whether you’re looking to go for a jog, play basketball or take your dog for a walk, rest assured that this park has the amenities to match your hobby. There’s even an ice rink, splash park and skate park to ensure little ones are entertained.
GO: Visit www.ecm.ae/en/communities for more information.
The 15-screen multiplex inside Dubai Hills Mall is home to Xtreme – the Middle East’s biggest cinema screen. At 423 square meters, you could put two standard tennis courts together and Roxy Xtreme would still be bigger in size. Expect crystal-clear laser projection, heart-pounding surround sound and comfortable seating. Roxy Cinemas Dubai Hills Mall also boasts seven ultra-premium Platinum screens and seven luxurious Silver screens.
GO: Visit www.theroxycinemas.com for more information.
The Storm Coaster
Buckle up and jump onboard the world’s fastest indoor rollercoaster: The Storm Coaster. Located inside Dubai Hills Mall, this adrenaline-inducing, record-breaking attraction is a multi-vehicle inversion coaster, wrapping its way throughout the entire building. The coaster boasts a completely vertical launch, sending riders 50 meters up into the building.
GO: Visit https://entertainment.emaar.com/attraction/the-storm for more information.
Neon lights, lo-fi hip hop and Tokyo-esque pizza can mean only one thing: Akiba Dori. The fun and casual homegrown dining destination presents a modern store-front styled space, with its design and vibe inspired by the food halls and buzzy streets of Akihabara, home of anime culture and all things electronic in Japan. At the newest opening for the brand inside Dubai Hills Mall, diners can indulge in a selection of redefined Japanese favourites, sharing-style appetisers and a unique pizza experience. Expect a range of Akiba Dori beverages paired with the restaurant’s signature street food and pizza, including salmon ceviche, tuna tartare, chicken katsu curry and Akiba’s homemade super-soft Lotus cheesecake.
GO: Visit www.akibadori.com/ for reservations and more information.
For the uninitiated, CZN Burak is a social media sensation who has gained unprecedented popularity for his cheeky grin, XXXL food portions, and dining experiences anchored around theatrical presentations. Following six wildly successful restaurants in Turkey and the opening of his first UAE restaurant, CZNBurak Burger is the latest culinary offering from Turkish chef Burak. Offering tasty and filling food for those on the go or customers looking to take a break from shopping, this casual eatery inside Dubai Hills Mall boasts a range of burgers, hot dogs and loaded fries.
GO: Visit www.cznburak.com for more information.
Comprising a restaurant, cafe and fresh food market, this ode to Italian food is ideally suited to the Dubai Hills neighbourhood. Purchase fresh pasta, bread, cured meats and cheeses to whip up an Italian feast at home, or take a seat in the cosy restaurant and enjoy a hearty breakfast, leisurely lunch or a dinner revolving around expertly prepared pizza and pasta dishes. An ideal pit-stop from shopping, Eataly’s cute cafe offers coffee and gelato for a much-needed break from retail therapy.
GO: Visit www.eatalyarabia.com for more information.
The charming Greek eatery has long been a staple of the UAE’s mega malls, but this new opening at Dubai Hills is more upmarket than Eat Greek’s other locations. Experience a traditional taste of Greece, with a focus on fresh seafood whilst relaxing amidst chic furnishings that create a charming Mediterranean atmosphere. Tuck into greek dips, fresh salads, sandwiches and pitas. Don’t miss the moussaka, prawn saganaki or sweet loukoumades (you can thank us later).
GO: Visit https://www.eatgreekkouzina.com for more information.
The second Jamie’s Italian in the UAE can be found at Dubai Hills Mall and features an al fresco dining area, modern interiors and charming furnishings. From antipasti to freshly made pasta and pizzas, and an array of wholesome salads, the dishes from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver showcase homely Italian cuisine packed with flavour. Open daily Monday to Thursday from 11am to 11pm and from 11am to midnight on weekends.
GO: Follow @jamiesitaliangcc on Instagram for more information.
This homegrown concept began as a food truck in 2018 before taking over a charming space in JLT’s Cluster Y. Now, the second Maiz Tacos from husband and wife Haider and Luma Makhlouf is officially open at Dubai Hills Estates, Acacia B. Offering the same tasty Mexican food that we know and love, diners can expect authentic tastes and flavours across a menu of flautas, burritos, quesadillas and (of course) tacos. Trust us when we say that you can’t go wrong with the carne asada tacos, followed by a portion of golden churros washed down with refreshing Jarritos.
GO: Visit www.maiztacos.com for more information.
Winner of ‘Favourite Japanese Casual Dining Restaurant‘ at the FACT Dining Awards Dubai 2021, Miyabi has provided contemporary Japanese cuisine to hungry diners in Dubai for a decade. The menu offers an overwhelming choice of dishes that range from salads, sushi, sashimi, nigiri, and poke bowls to bento boxes and even tabletop shabu shabu. To say you’ll be spoilt for choice is a vast understatement. FACT favourites include the crispy tuna tartar, volcano messy nori (stuffed with fiery volcano shrimp, chunks of mango and cool avocado and slathered in teriyaki sauce), and the creamy puff nasu.
GO: Visit www.miyabisushidubai.com for more information.
Reif Japanese Kushiyaki and TERO
Acclaimed chef Reif Othman will launch not one but two new licensed concepts at Dubai Hills Estate Business Park later this year. The 80-cover Reif Japanese Kushiyaki will feature limited-edition specials as part of the expansive à la carte menu of unconventional Japanese street food and will retain elements of the existing restaurant whilst adding a bar lounge, booth seating, and an outdoor terrace. Meanwhile, The Experience by Reif Othman’s chef’s table concept will seat up to 12 guests for an intimate culinary adventure.
GO: Visit www.reifkushiyaki.com for reservations and more information.
The Duck Hook
The picturesque country gastropub and garden at Dubai Hills Golf Club is ideal for those looking for a more picturesque dining experience than Dubai Hills Mall. The family-friendly (and pet-friendly) venue serves a classically indulgent pub grub menu, including Scotch eggs, Marmite roast potatoes, Welsh rarebit, beer-battered fish and chips and a selection of hearty roasts. For a taste of Britain overlooking the fairways, you’re in luck.
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Authentic flavours and healthy dishes are the focus at homegrown eatery Vietnamese Foodies, where Chef Lily and her team serve Vietnamese recipes prepared with traditional cooking techniques and the freshest ingredients. With Vietnamese food often recognised as one of the healthiest diets on the planet, the menu features a vast number of vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and paleo options. From rice paper shrimp rolls and honey barbecue chicken steam buns to avocado wasabi prawns, Banh Mi or Pho, Vietnamese Foodies is all about authentic health food.
GO: Visit https://vietnamesefoodies.com for more information.