E11 Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Barsha
Going skiing at the mall could only be a thing in Dubai. The first indoor ski resort/snow park in the Middle East, Ski Dubai as it's called, is located inside the Mall of the Emirates—which isn't even the biggest shopping center in Dubai (see: Dubai Mall). Stop mid-mountain for hot chocolate.
Pars Iranian Kitchen
Sheikh Zayed Rd., Al Quoz
Tucked inside the vast Mall of the Emirates, Pars Iranian Kitchen is a great casual eatery to stop in for a meal if you're shopping (or skiing) nearby. Expect excellent Iranian food, served in large portions—think tender meats, lots of rice, tomatoes, pickles, and mint leaves. It's a great spot for groups and littles; there are several outposts throughout the city.