There is an abundance of malls across Dubai. However, over the past few years, new community malls have been introduced to the market that no tourist or resident should miss and that should be ticked off your must-visit Dubai bucket list.
One of the malls that stand out is dar wasl community mall, which is part of the Andalusian-inspired dar wasl development that is strategically located at Al Wasl road in the heart of Jumeira next to Safa Park and Dubai Canal. If you haven’t visited the mall yet, you are definitely missing out.
The ever-bustling community mall hosts 43 retailers catering to several industries, such as F&B outlets, fashion and lifestyle stores, flower shops, a barbershop, a laundry, and a supermarket to name a few.
Of additional significance for the mall are the Emirati F&B restauranteurs.
Founded by Shaikha Eissa, started as a home burger business in Mirdif and has now turned into a restaurant serving burgers and much more.
A Dubai-based specialty coffee shop revolutionising the coffee experience. With a team of world-class baristas from seven different countries speaking a total of 13 languages, the coffeeshop delivers a unique coffee understanding that speaks to all.
Is fast becoming a hub for homegrown food and beverage concepts. The brainchild of Emirati restaurateur Mahmood AlKhamis, Moon Slice is the latest arrival to the community, looking to fill a gap in the market for quality-driven yet approachable pizza.
Another prominent restaurant is REIF Japanese Kushiyaki which offers beautifully unconventional Japanese cuisine. A new, edgy and affordable version of kushiyaki — the freshly grilled, skewered meats inspired by Japanese robata restaurants — REIF is a family-style, home-grown neighbourhood restaurant that combines the highest level of service (delivered personally by the chefs themselves), meticulously chosen, quality ingredients and signature mocktails, all served in a serenely designed and welcoming interior.
Is another restaurant which is considered Dubai's first gourmet Afghan street and soul food eatery. A tale of three patriotic Afghan women with a shared love for food, a nostalgia for home, and a mutual dream: to share the riches and comforts of Afghan food.
The list goes on, but we can’t not mention Myocum, which is another restaurant at the mall that was named after the hinterlands of Byron Bay, Australia where its co-founders met. Myocum is the result of lifelong friendship, family and a passion for great fresh food, desserts and coffee.
But F&B is not the only industry that Emiratis are involving themselves in. One of the fashion concepts at dar wasl that also created headlines was BEYOU Boutique, a fashion concept boutique that was launched in Dubai in 2012 as the brainchild of two Emirati sisters with a team who grew to 50 designers over two years.
Whatever you crave for, whether a fresh cup of coffee, delicious desserts, or cuisines from around the world, it is available at dar wasl’s rich portfolio of F&B outlets. Additionally, if you are looking for fashion concepts that are unique, then look no further, as dar wasl more than delivers on that front!
One cannot ignore the fact also that another unique characteristic of dar wasl is its outdoor seating areas that are always bustling with people, especially at night, which surely creates a unique vibe in Dubai.
The architecture and atmosphere at dar wasl’s community mall are a tribute to Dubai — a city where tradition and modernity fuse seamlessly — and the development truly represents a new era for community living.
If you haven’t visited dar wasl community mall, you are surely missing out on a lot of experiences, including food outlets and services that will cater to everyone’s preferences. Make sure to pay a visit and don’t forget to indulge in what the mall has to offer to customers from all ages!