Dubai Landmarks and Attractions
Famous Malls in Dubai
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The Dubai Mall is the worldâ€™s largest shopping malls in terms of total area, and is the sixth largest in terms of gross leasable area. It forms a part of the Burj Khalifa complex, and offers about 1200 shops.
Unveiled on 4th November 2008 with about 600 retail outlet, the mall recorded a visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 following its opening. The mall recorded more than 37mn visitors during its first year of operations, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors each week. In the month of March 2010, Dubai Mall recorded more than 5mn visitors during the occasion of Dubai Shopping Festival.
Dubai Mall is located in close proximity to the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa. When driving in from Dubai, take the 1st interchange and proceed through the Financial Center Road (also known as Doha Street), you get to see the approach road to The Dubai Mall on the right hand side. There are more than 14,000 undercover parking spaces available, with valet services and a car locater ticketing system.
The Dubai Mall is more like a ‘mall-within-a-mall’, with a total of 1200 stores featuring wonderful attractions including the Gold Souk, the Fashion Catwalk atrium, Fashion Island (Avenue), Galleries Lafayette department store, Oasis Fountain Waterfall, WaterFront Atrium, region’s first SEGA indoor theme park, a 22-screen Cineplex which is the largest in Dubai, the indoor-outdoor streetscape with fully retractable roof called “The Grove”, gold and jewelry outlets, supermarket, organic food mart, and Hamley’s – the British toy store.
The Dubai Mall also houses a luxury hotel, 120 restaurants and cafes, and 22 cinema screens.
The Dubai Mall management office: