Dubai Mall (originally known as The Dubai Mall until 2023) (دبي مول “Dubai Mall”) is a shopping mall in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the capital of the Emirate of Dubai
It is the largest mall in the world by total land area and the 26th-largest shopping mall in the world by gross leasable area, tying with West Edmonton Mall and Fashion Island (Bangkok)—both of which are older than it.
It has a total retail floor area of 502,000 square metres (5,400,000 sq ft), and includes over 1,200 shops.
Twice delayed, Dubai Mall opened on 4 November 2008.
In 2011, it was the most visited building on the planet, attracted over 54 million visitors. In 2012, Dubai Mall continued to hold the title of the world’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and attracted more than 65 million visitors.
It attracted more visitors than New York City which welcomed over 52 million visitors in 2012, and Los Angeles which had 41 million visitors.
The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo by Emaar Entertainment, was designed by Peddle Thorp, inspired from “The Underwater Paradise”. The aquarium, located in the shopping mall, showcases more than 300 species of marine animals, including sharks and rays.
Many people who have been living in Dubai have not had the time to tour the entire Dubai Mall because it’s the biggest mall in the world. Sit back and walk with me through this gigantic megastructure.