Go shopping at Villagio Mall, an opulent Venetian-style shopping mall traversed by water canals and a fleet of gondolas offering rides to the shoppers. The Mall is inconspicuously partitioned into two sections: one geared to cater to middle class patrons which resembles an elegant shopping mall in the USA, and the exclusive side with high-end boutiques (Cavalli, Roles, Versace, Louis Vuitton, etc), French restaurants and designer jewelries, all under a lavish glass dome and flanked by balconies evocative of an old Italian town.
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A Place to Splurge
Villaggio Mall, a Venetian style-inspired shopping and entertainment center, is one of the most impressive, architecturally speaking, malls in the Gulf. The most distinctive feature is the indoor canal and several functional gondolas which take visitors through the mall. Crossing the canals, are bridges flanked by whimsical thrones, all beneath the artificial sky of Villaggio: a truly picture-perfect spot. These modern mall boasts 13 state of the art luxury cinemas, an IMAX screen, its own indoor theme park, and an indoor Olympic-sized skating rink. The mall welcomes an average of 42000 visitors/day to its 50,000 sqm of world class shopping, of which 15,000 sqm are dedicated to luxury brands such as Louis Vuitton, Prada, Christian Dior, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana, among others. With all its indoor attractions and fine cuisine restaurants, the Villaggio Mall is a place to spend all day taking in the Italian-inspired architecture, snapping pictures of its over-the-top features, or burning through money at Via Domo, the mall's luxury section. The mall opens Sunday to Wednesday – 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM