Dragon Mart, Dubai

dragon mart fountain dubaiAnyone who has driven to Dubai from Muscat (or vice versa) has certainly taken notice of Dragon Mart and the dragon fountain in front of it.  It’s right on the Hatta-Oman Highway (E44) which is also called Al Awir Road.  After traveling to Dubai a few times, I decided to check the place out for myself on my most recent trip.dragon mart and cloudsDragonMart provides a gateway for the supply of Chinese products in the Middle Eastern and North African Markets, offering Chinese traders and manufacturers a unique platform from which to cater to the needs of this sizeable market. Inaugurated on December 7th, 2004, the 1.2 kilometre-long DragonMart is the largest trading centre for Chinese products outside mainland China.”closeup of smaller dragonscloseup of dragonDragon Mart – “Where you can find one in a million or a million of one.” (from the official DragonMart website)dragon near bushesinside dragon martmany stalls and shopsThere are a lot of shops and stalls (mostly in the main lobby) in the mall selling all kinds of Chinese products “including home appliances, stationery, office appliances, communication and acoustic equipment, lamps, household items, building materials, furniture, toys, machinery, garments, textiles, footwear and general merchandise“.another look in dragonmartIt was interesting walking through Dragon Mart but I wouldn’t exactly consider it a “must see” in Dubai.  Any of you been to Dragon Mart? If so, what did you think of the place?

Advertisements

10 responses to “Dragon Mart, Dubai

  1. Interesting to see the difference between our Pacific Mall and your Dragon Mart. Ours seems to be modeled from those in Hong Kong. You have similar features accept there seems to be more booths and less stores

    • The booths are mainly in the large area in front of the main door pictured here. There are MANY stores (not pictured in my blog post) on either side and behind the grand hall where you can see all the stalls. I didn’t take photos of the areas with shops as they didn’t seem as photogenic to me. 🙂

  2. I agree Andy not a must see but my wife and I had a fun afternoon there. There was way too much of the same merchandise. The lasers shining in my eyes as I walked by was annoying and dangerous. It was fun to go once or twice while we were stationed in the Middle East

    • Yes, Doug, definitely too much of the same merchandise. Interesting place! It should be even more interesting when they finish building DragonMart 2 next to it with more shops, a 3-star hotel and cinemas! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and experience.

  3. Andy,you let me down!I was expecting sightseeing places,fine restaurants or touristic places to be read about and you did write about Dragon Mart:-)

  4. i like mart

Don't be Shy! Leave a Reply!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s