Dubai is fast becoming known for its outstanding and wonderful malls. If you are an uncompromising shopper and love to spend time either purchasing things or just window shopping, then Dubai deals a number of malls where you can shop to your mind’s content. Even travelers not really concerned in shopping can spend quality time at these malls.
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Situated in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and comprises 1,200 shops. Admission to the mall is provided via Doha Street, reconstructed as a double-decker road in April 2009.
The Dubai Mall has recorded a visitor turn-out of more than 60,000 tickets sold for the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre in the first five days, following its opening. The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors in 2009, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week. While in 2010 it hosted 47 million, and saw footfall increase by around 27 percent over 2009, despite the economic crisis.
Apart from this, there is a lot that is on suggestion at the Dubai Mall. The designers have built-in a host of world-class magnetism that proposal an imposing and final shopping and vacation experience. The Dubai Mall also offers a diversity of escapade sporting and ice-skating activities. Besides this, the mall offers the enjoyments of a large movie screen, a top-notch aquarium similar to the best in the world, an underwater zoo and a 21st century gold souk.
The Mall’s Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, developed and operated by Oceanis Australia Group, officially earned the Guinness World Record for the world’s “Largest Acrylic Panel” (32.88 m wide × 8.3 m high × 750 mm thick and weighing 245,614 kg.
The mall was constructed by a joint venture of Dutco Balfour Beatty, Al Ghandi/CCC and Turner Construction for Emaar Properties and was arranged to be completed in 2006, demanding to be the size of 50 “international-sized football (soccer) pitches”. Most of the labors used in building of the mall were Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and Sri Lankan guest workers. The internal mobile phone coverage for Dubai Mall was custom-built, combined and approved out by Motorola Dubai for Etisalat and du. Multimedia and acoustic design is by Shen Milsom & Rilke, London.