NAME: THE DUBAI MALL
TYPE: Shopping Mall
SIZE Total : 5.6 million sq Feet total, 3.6 million sq Feet for lease
COST 2.6 Billion AED !
NUMBER SHOPS: 1400
NUMBER CAR SPACES: 16 0000
OPEN : NOV 2006
Claims to Fame
World Larges Retail Development
50 international soccer pitches
Largest mall in the world
Will be served by the Dubai Metro Rail when it opens ( 2010 ?)
Will have Featues like
- Olympic Ice Skating Arena
- World class aquarium, one of the World’s Largest Aquarium, three storeys high featuring glass tunnels where you can slide right through and come face to face with sharks, sting rays and other exotic marine life
- World Largest Gold souk At 25331 square metre, with 50-metre high dome detailed in the grandeur of historical craft tradition
- IMAX, Screen
Singapore companies to build world's largest shopping mall in Dubai
By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia
A group of Singapore companies has embarked on building the world's largest shopping mall in Dubai.
Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong was briefed on the landmark project during his visit to the region on Monday.
It is being touted as a modern super-mall that embodies the charms of traditional Arab bazaars.
The four-storey Dubai Mall will be built by 18 firms from Singapore at a cost of S$1.5 billion and cover 85 acres.
DP Architects says the mall's design is one of its most adventurous yet given the sheer size of the project.
Ti Lian Seng, Design Director, DP Architects, said: "It has almost 5 and half million square feet of shopping area, it's how to deal with the vastness of the project, how to draw people to the site, and once they're there, how to keep them interested and go through all corners of the site."
The architects visited some malls in other major cities to study their layout, design and retail trends.
When completed in 2007, the Dubai Mall will house some 1,200 stores and will offer 5 times as much retail space compared to the Suntec City Mall.
The massive shopping complex will also have 14,000 car park lots.
One of the highlights will be the world's largest aquarium right in the centre of the atrium.
Shoppers will able to go ice-skating and bowling or even watch movies at any of the 15 cinemas.
And all that glitter is probably gold at this re-creation of Dubai's famous Souk, the biggest indoor gold market in the world. - CNA
World's biggest mall around the world's tallest building...
Don't let my girlfriend find that, haha.
That's incredible though...