The Kinokuniya Bookstore Dubai

I kept hearing rumors about this bookstores, whispers from different people about its size. I went to Dubai Mall for the main purpose of visiting this bookstore, and after walking around for about 15 minutes and making a quick stop at the aquarium, we found it on the second floor towards the back end.

Kinokuniya is about the biggest bookstore I have ever seen, there is no end to this bookstore. If you have any inclination towards books then you MUST visit this bookstore. They also have the most organized magazine section I have ever seen in my life, and a very large selection of magazines, very easily navigated, you can find what your looking for since they are organized by interest.

Now for the different sections, as many know Kinkuniya is a Japanese chain which has locations in different locations in the world. The best part is since they are from a Japanese company they have a large manga section which I spent over an hour there, and then there were some statues/models which are on sale and some had reasonable prices, but the Ironman model that I was looking at was over 150 KD so I wasn’t to keen about the price, but the display is just amazing for all the different models.

I am a man of very different tastes for books, I like all kinds but not all kinds of books. I like Crime Thriller, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic, Biographies, Comic Relief, Economic, Business, and a few others. Basically what ever grabs my interest while I’m reading at the bookstore. Some books just seem so dull, and some are amazing. When I walked into the bookstore I couldn’t help but walk out with so many different books. All the different sections of books were ample in size and very easy to navigate, I bought some books that I have seen before but didn’t bother reading. There aren’t any couches that I remember but I just read in the sections. So many books, so many choices, we literally spent over three hours there before we started feeling hungry and that wasn’t enough.

Then there was the security who were hounding me, I was literally running around the place dodging these guys and taking pictures. Since I’m a paying customer I’m going to take some damn pictures. What is it about these places that they wouldn’t want you taking pictures, I don’t understand the mentality behind it, but it never really has stopped me. I just put the camera down and start taking pictures at odd angles with the camera. All I can say is that every person should visit this bookstore, I know that I will be going as much as possible when I will be in Dubai.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. signorina

    i’ve been there and i loved it and bought 5 books and i really want to go again

  2. signorina

    I’ve there and i was really impressed by this book store , i bought 4 books and i would visit again :-)

  3. I WANT!!

    This place is heaven, the pictures are all amazing.

  4. I had the same thought as Fahad – it looks like HEAVEN! don’t you wish there were a coffee shop, and comfy chairs, and how did you get all the books back to Kuwait? (I like science-fiction, too; it’s great exercise for thinking in new ways.)

  5. This is amazing, I can live there!
    pity you did not snap the iron man model. I agree on the non-photography thing, it doesn’t make sense! it is indirect advertisement and the word of moth is very effective over here

  6. I was there 3 weeks ago! I only spent 45 minutes there, and I wasn’t even done with half of the Literature section. I loved it over there, and it’ll definitely be my first stop the next time I’m in Dubai!

  7. I was there yesterday too!! I LOVE THE PLACE!!! I wanted alllll the books but would probably go overweight with my luggage lol so had to cut down

    Its so quiet and they should have sofas and comfy chairs thou. Also, they should have a coffee shop like all Barnes and Nobles in the states. I think thats a good idea.

    I hope Kuwait is next on the list for this amazing heaven of knowledge

  8. Armiss

    What number should I call to check the books avaiability?

  9. Looks great. Next visit inshallah.
    Nice pics Marzouq.

  10. Great shots, it looks amazing! Wish they had a coffee shop though.

    This is their number: +971-4-434-0111

  11. Ramkumar

    good. i was hunting for few let me try this store

  12. Alex

    OHmy goodness look at the manga! D:
    I will visit it soon.

  13. christina

    hey im Christina the Marketing& Advertising Mananager for Kinokuniya.

    thnaks marzouk for that website & im so happy to see how much ur interested in my Book Stores.hope to visit us soon& whish to meet u soon.

  14. faz

    its amazing, fantastic

  15. Arnab

    I will be visiting Dubai soon and would make it a point to visit it.
    Well done with the pix and the write up

  16. Nonie

    This is definitley the best bookshop ever! What an amazing selection! When I went there I got 4 books, I really want to go back to Dubai next year and get way more and get a better look at the manga section!

  17. Pearl

    how to follow your blog?
    btw, nice pictures.. been there though, it’s really a nice place!

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  19. blablabla

    i got a gift voucher of 100 dhs from school is it nice cuz it looks nice

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