Here are the five biggest shopping malls in the world

There are more than 1200 stores that sell high end luxury fashion brands, luxury jewelry, electronics and home appliances in Dubai Mall. Photo: iStock/Travel Faery

Shopping malls are places where you get everything under a single roof. Meanwhile, malls have become youngsters’ favorite spots to just chill and enjoy the day. Interestingly, mall culture is being rampantly growing in Kerala too.

These days, shopping malls have also become tourist spots. In case you are curious to know more about shopping malls, here are some of the biggest malls in the world.

Dubai Mall – United Arab Emirates
The Dubai Mall, which is touted as the biggest in the world is situated in the heart of the city. There are more than 1200 stores that sell high end luxury fashion brands, luxury jewelry, electronics and home appliances.

The retail area alone sprawls in 12 million square feet. Besides, there are twenty two movie screens, aquarium, virtual reality park, indoor theme park and an Olympic size ice ring in the mall. The dining options at this mall are unbelievable. There are more than two hundred restaurants, cafes and eateries that serve cuisines from around the world.

Moreover, the Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world is connected to this mall.

Golden Resources Mall – Beijing, China
The Golden Resources Shopping Mall or the Jin Yuan mall in Beijing is the biggest shopping center in China. Sprawled in more than 6 million square feet, this is one of the busiest malls in the world. There are around one thousand stores that sell luxury fashion and jewelry, electronic brands and home appliances in six floors. Besides, there is a cinema complex, skating ring and play area for the kids. Moreover, you could enjoy global cuisine at various cafes and hotels.

SM Mega Mall – Mandaluyong, Philippines
This is one of the biggest malls in south east Asia. The mall has an area of 5.5 million square feet and includes a department store, a supermarket and more than one thousand outlets of regional and international brands. Besides, there is a skating ring, an IMAX movie theatre, arcade and a cinema complex in this mall. Moreover, you could taste both regional and international cuisines at more than two hundred restaurants and cafes.

Central World – Bangkok, Thailand
Sprawled in 6.5 million square feet, the Central World is one of the biggest malls in the world. Besides a department store and a supermarket, there are around five hundred outlets of regional and international brands. The visitors could also check out the various entertainment centers like the karaoke center, bowling alley, skating ring and a cinema complex.

Istanbul Cevahir – Istanbul, Turkey
The Istanbul Cevahir with an area of over 3.5 million square feet is one of the biggest malls in Europe. The mall has a department store, a hypermarket and more than three hundred stores that sell luxury brands. Moreover, there are more than sixty cafes and eateries that serve both Turkish delicacies and international cuisine. Interestingly, the scintillating architecture that blends both contemporary and traditional styles is the highlight of this mall. Besides the restaurants inside the mall, there are hundreds of cafes and eateries in the vicinity. Every year, this mega mall is visited by thousands of tourists from around the world. 

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