Mercato literally translates to ‘market’ in Italian. With splendid architecture in renaissance style, cobbled streets and piazzas, the Mercato Shopping Mall is ideal for mall trawls as it features a vast array of stores including local and international retail brands, restaurants, food court and a supermarket. For a renaissance-style shopping, head to this family-friendly mall; you can grab a coffee and pastry at any indoor street café here or dine at one of the eateries such as the popular Shake Shack. Moreover, the Mercato Shopping Mall turns beautifully romantic at night with its glowing streetlights making it a perfect venue for enjoying quality time with loved ones.
Quick Facts About Mercato Shopping Mall
- It is the first ever themed mall in the Middle East.
- It is well designed to look like a Mediterranean town during the European Renaissance in Italy
- The name “mercato” is derived from the Italian word meaning “market.”
- It was opened in 2002
- It is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, close to Dubai Zoo.
- Mercato Shopping Mall has a gross leasable area of 247,000 sq ft and a total area of 59,900 m2
- It has over 140 retail stores, multiplex cinema, a supermarket, and number of cafes.
- It features Fun City for kids and Vox cinema.
Anchor stores at Mercato are Mango, M&Co, Massimo Dutti, Laura Ashley, Spinneys and Virgin Megastore.
Spinneys supermarket spans over 4,000 sq ft on the first floor. It is one of the main anchor stores, offering a wide selection of fresh vegetables, fish, meat, fruits, dairy products, hot and cold delicatessen, baby care items, flowers, pet foods, and household items. In addition, it also has a variety of in-house facilities such as a Bookshop, Dry Cleaning, Cosmetics Counter, Bank, Audio/Video, Photo Shop, Mobile Phone Shop, Nutrition Counter and an Exchange Centre. Truly it’s a one-stop shop for all yourrequirements!
At an unsparing 1400 m2 on the second floor, the Virgin Megastore has much to offer. It has the latest Arabic, English and World music releases and a broad collection of DVDs, electronics, mobile phones, multimedia, games, accessories, computers, merchandise and a whole lot more. The bookshop it houses has thousands of titles in different languages along with the latest releases and international bestsellers.
Laura Ashley Home
The UK’s leading lifestyle brand for over 50 years, Laura Ashley Home is sited on the first floor of Mercato Mall. Visit the store and be inspired by the superb design and latest home collections.
Fast Food and Casual Dining
Mercato Shopping Mall offers a wide range of dining options varying from cafes and confectioneries to fast food joints and restaurants for casual dining.
The much loved American fast-food chain has its restaurant on the First Floor. The hot all time favorites served here include fried chicken, big burgers and made-from-scratch breakfast biscuits. Breakfast sandwiches served on sourdough toast and breakfast burritos are must to order. It also offers the most behemoth breakfast in town: the signature Breakfast Burger that is essentially a bacon cheeseburger with eggs and hash browns.
You can find this complete family entertainment hub on the first floor. Fun City offers unlimited fun and games for kids within a safe and supervised environment. Main attractions include redemption games, rides, ball pool and concession stands. Custom built play units are also there for children to develop their motor skills. Birthday party packages are also available.
Mercato’s cinema boasts seven VIP screens. Vox Cinemas feature large VIP seats, state-of-the-art projection and surround sound systems and a new gourmet menu. It can accommodate almost 1,400 cinema goers.
- Customer service desks
- Etisalat Payment Machine and ATM machines
- Mall Guides and Store Maps
- Gift vouchers
- Luggage Storage
- Baby strollers and wheelchairs
- Baby changing rooms and Prayer rooms
- Waterless Car Wash service
- Parking for almost 1,000 cars
The Dubai Metro runs adjacent to Sheikh Zayed Road. The nearest stop to Mercato is The Financial Centre Station, which is a 5 – 7 minute taxi ride from Mercato.
The following buses stop outside Mercato on Jumeirah Beach Road:
No 8 (Al Ghubaiba – Al Mina Al Siyahi)
No 88 (Deira City Centre – Dubai Internet City)
No: C10 (Hamriya Port – Jumeirah Beach Park)
Just ask any taxi driver to take you to Mercato or Mercato Mall on Jumeirah Beach Road. Mercato has a taxi rank located at the main entrance, to ensure your return journey home is easy and stress free.
Whichever direction you are coming from, follow signs for Jumeirah and make your way onto Jumeirah Beach Road. Mercato is located in between Jumeirah Beach Park and Dubai Zoo. Mercato sits adjacent to sister shopping mall, Town Centre Jumeirah.
Mercato is open 7 days a week.
Opening Hours – 10 am -10 pm (certain stores open at 1.30 pm on Fridays)
Opening Time for Spinneys – 8 am to 12pm.
Mercato Shopping Mall Phone – +971 04 344 4161
Official Site – http://mercatoshoppingmall.com/
Mercato Shopping Mall Location – The mall is situated on Jumeirah Beach Road in the Jumeirah area of Dubai, adjacent to Town Centre Jumeirah.