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Free activities in Dubai at Mercato Mall

Free circus, magic show, giant slide and more at Mercato mall as part of Dubai Summer Surprises festival

Activities in Dubai
Activities in Dubai

Mercato Mall, located on Jumeirah Beach Road, is the only Italian themed shopping mall in Dubai. The name Mercato means ‘market’ in Italian.

The unique design and lovely ambience of this Renaissance-style mall resembles a Mediterranean town with cobbled streets and pretty piazzas. The unequalled ambience of this mall also makes it as one of Dubai’s most charismatic and best loved shopping malls.

Activities in Dubai at Mercato mall

Mercato mall is hosting a variety of exciting free activities in Dubai and events all summer long as part of the Dubai Summer Surprises festival. The best of it is, its all free to watch and experience. So why wait?!

The popular events are circus show, magic show, roaming performances, Juggling Duo Funky Act, Comedy Tap Dancer, Comedy Street Show and Walking in Red Show.

The events are bound to change from week to week, so make sure you check their website before heading to the mall to know the day’s schedule. There are no events happening on Mondays and Tuesdays.

Circus Show

Enjoy a spectacular free circus show Activities in Dubai at Mercato mall. The circus show changes every two weeks such as Moderna Circus Show, Mongolian Circus, European Circus and Russian Circus, bringing entertainment from all around the world.

Activities in Dubai - Circus at Mercato mall
Circus at Mercato mall

Magic Show

Who doesn’t like an interesting and a fun magic show? Head straight to this mall to get thrilled watching their magic shows.

Activities in Dubai - Magic show at Mercato mall
Magic show at Mercato mall

Their magic shows are very interactive and will definitely draw attention of kids with good jokes and interesting stories, arousing their curiosity with wow’s.


Bring your inner child out at this mall which features a giant slide, from the first floor to the ground floor. You can slide down again and again at this mall promising a lifetime unforgettable experience.

Activities in Dubai - slide at Mercato mall
Everyone’s favorite slide at Mercato mall

The slide is open to all adults and children and its totally free. Children below 120cms of height must be accompanied by an adult while sliding. Don’t forget to carry your socks before leaving home, as its mandatory to wear it while taking the slide.

Slide timings:

10:00AM – 1:00PM

2:00PM – 4:30PM

5:30PM – 6:15PM

7:00PM – 7:45PM

Circus Workshop and Kids Workshop

The mall also hosts specially designed workshops such as circus workshop and kids workshop near the Paul café inside the mall. The guided workshops are priced at AED 199 per person inclusive of workshop and materials.

About Mercato shopping mall

Spanning across 643,067 square feet, Mercato mall is home to over 140 shops and service outlets and takes pride in offering customers a superb variety of international fashion and lifestyle brands, a comprehensive selection of service outlets. The glass atrium at the mall throws up some natural light during the day and at night, this mall becomes a romantic spot with its glowing streetlights.

Activities in Dubai
Mercato Mall

The key attractions at Mercato include Spinneys supermarket, Vox Cinemas, Virgin Megastore and Fun City.

The mall also offers a mouth-watering choice of cafes and restaurants, with an idyllic ambience for relaxed dining on the quaint cobbled streets or alfresco on the terrace. The glass atrium gives a sense of openness while dining at the central square or indoor street café inside the mall.

The indoor street café include Shake Shack Mercato, Mado, More Cafe, Paul and Gazebo.

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Mercato Mall location and timing

Mercato Shopping Mall is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, adjacent to the Town Centre in Jumeirah.

Timings: Sunday to Thursday 10:00AM to 10:00PM| Fridays 10:00AM to 10:00PM

Spinneys is open from 08:00 am to 12:00 am throughout the week