There are many malls in Dubai aside from the most famous. The Deira Center Dubai Mall features more than 300 retail shops adjacent to the Sofitel Hotel by Dubai Creek. The smaller, yet more charming, Dubai city mall called Mercato Mall. One of the biggest malls in Dubai is the City Center Shopping Mall. Almost 1.30 million sq.ft. Of retail space, 6000 parking spots, 300 stores. The Dubai Mall is Middle East's premier shopping, destination. With more than 1,200 stores and world-class attractions. The Dubai Mall is a 20 Billion Dollar project housing 1,200 shops. Fridays are the most important day for prayers and all stores close from 11:30am to 1:30pm.