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A symbol of good fortune for the Chinese, the word dragon quickly brings to mind a fascinating image of a creature bigger than anything you have ever seen. True to its name, the Dragon Mart is the largest Chinese trading hub outside China, built beautifully in the form of a dragon at the Al Awir Road, International City, in Dubai.  The original structure of this huge mega mart, which started on 7th December 2004, trailed an area of 1.2 km. With its tremendous success and the influx of visitors increasing by the day, the dragon mart became bigger by another 1.4 million square feet. It is divided into two parts now - Dragon Mart 1 and Dragon Mart 2, the extended part. This structure welcomes around 50,000 to 80,000 visitors every day, coming from different parts of the world for both retail and wholesale buying.

For having a good shopping experience here, you just need two things - a comfortable pair of shoes to carry you from one end of the never-ending mart to the other and a healthy stock of Dirhams. For all the shopaholics, this is the ultimate destination as it has almost every kind of Chinese products at the most reasonable prices outside of China. The mart showcases products like sports goods, interior decor, architectural accessories, garments, furniture, textiles, footwear, gardening accessories, acoustics and communications equipment, medicines, toys, electronics, electrical appliances, bicycles, machinery, stationery, kitchen gadgets, and a thousand other things. Dragon Mart 1, spreading across 150000 square meters, has around 4000 shops and is divided into various zones according to the products. You will find every kind of convenience, including a business centre, an office area, meeting and conference rooms, post office, ATMs, money exchange houses, banks, first aid rooms and car wash, apart from over 2500 parking spaces.

When you are tired and hungry after all the shopping, you can finally relax and enjoy your favourite food at your choice of the 12 restaurants in the food court or the countless food kiosks across the mart. You could also catch up with the latest Hollywood blockbuster at any of the 12 screens in Novo Cinema in Dragon Mart 2.  Shopping in this gigantic mart for hours or even days might leave you a little leaner in every sense of the word, but that’s thankfully the least you should expect from an encounter with a dragon.

Dragon Mart  remains open from 10 am to 10 pm, Sunday – Wednesday and 10 am to 12 midnight, Thursday – Saturday.