In this 21st century, the mall is like cities in different countries. The demand of customers increases, they want everything under one roof. Companies are now developing multi story mall buildings to provide everything to its customers, including shopping zone, entertainment zone, eating zone, movie zone, indoor games, science centers, zoo, adventure zone and many other things.
In this article, I am sharing some of the best and most popular shopping malls in the World. You can explore any of these malls and enjoy more than everything in a single place. So, let’s start:
11. Wafi Mall
This mall is located in Dubai and it covered an area of 861,000 sq ft.. This mall is famous for its pyramid shaped restaurants, ancient Egypt theme and a theme park. This mall is one of the classy malls. The mall was opened in 2001. The mall has a 5 story building and has 350 shops. The mall has a parking space for 1000 cars. The mall has boutiques of Marks and Spencer, Topshop and La Senza. The dining complex of this mall is pyramid shaped. The mall has an entertainment theme park. The mall has an underground Arabian souq and a Cleopatra’s Spa.
10. Persian Gulf Complex, Shiraz, Iran
This mall was built in 2011 and it is one of the top biggest malls in the world. This mall has 2,500 shops, and a luxury hotel in an area of 450,000 square meters. The mall also has few swimming pools with a three story pool hall. The mall has a tennis court and 2 amusement parks in an area of 65,000 square meters. The mall has several play areas including golf area. This mall is perfectly designed for wealthy shoppers. The mall also has a landing roof for helicopters. The mall has a huge space for parking 5,500 cars. The cost of this shopping mall is around $660 million.
9. Siam Paragon — Bangkok, Thailand
This mall is located in Bangkok and covered an area of 2.5 million sq ft. This mall is Asia’s 9th largest mall. This mall is famous for its complete movie theatre, bowling area, 5 star and luxury hotel and rooms, Opera Hall, Karaoke and Ocean World Aquarium. This mall was opened in 2005. The mall has a wide variety of food, restaurants and cafes. The mall also has an international foodie grocery store. The mall has 300 elite brands of clothes from all of the nations, including Malasia, Korea, Japan, Shri Lanka and other countries’ brand. The mall also has a large dealership for selling luxurious vehicles. The cost of this mall is around $375 million.
8. Westfield Stratford City — London, UK
It is UK’s biggest shopping mall. In 2011, this mall was opened before the 2012 Olympics. This shopping mall covered an area of around 177,000 square meters. The mall has 300 shopping outlets, 70 different restaurant and cafes. This mall also has one of the UK’s largest casino. The mall also has a bowling area, multi cinemas, three luxury hotels. This mall is easily accessible to everyone as it is located at a midpoint of bus and railway route. During Olympics this mall is visited by 70% of people visited this mall, as it is located in the entrance of Olympic Park. The cost of this mall is around $2.1 billion.
7. Mall of Emirates
This mall is located in Dubai and it covered an area of 2.4 million square feet. This mall is popular for its 14 screen movie theatre, A large number of shopping stores, a theatre for drama and for the gaming area. This mall is also most popular for its first indoor ski slope of the middle east, ski Dubai. This mall has one of the largest ski area from many other malls in Dubai as well as in other countries. This mall also has a Magic planet as a theme park. This park is also one of the largest indoor centers in Dubai for the entertainment of family. This mall has multiple cinemas and you can also get a wide variety of food items and restaurants. This mall has 4D theater for entertainment. You can also ride Robocoaster and thrilling ride.
6. The Kitai-Gorod GUM
The mall is located in Moscow and covered an area of 861,000 square feet. The mall is famous for its outside ornate architecture and the semi circular glass roof from the inside. In many cities of the Soviet Union, the main department is named as GUM. The GUM is a large shopping mall in the Moscow. It is one of the most popular destinations for the tourist. This mall has around 200 stores, where you get branded clothes, and other branded items.
5. Ala Moana Shopping Center
This mall is located in Honolulu and it covered an area of 200 million sq ft. This mall is popular as it has largest food court and it is also one of the open aired shopping mall in the whole world. This mall was built in 1959, for attracting the visitors. The mall also provides japan brochures. The mall has 290 shops and many restaurants. The mall has top fashion designer boutiques. In 2009, it was ranked as 2nd profitable mall in the America.
4. Villagio Mall
This mall is located in Doha and it covered an area of 1.4 million sq ft. This mall is popular for its Indoor ceilings. Its lighting, ceiling makes you feel like shopping under the sky. You can also take rides of the gondola, whenever you feel tired. It runs through the mid point of the mall. The different areas of this mall show different times of day. You can feel night, day, sunset with street light. The mall has 3D cinemas of 13 screens. A large and different variety of food items are also available in this mall. The mall also has 220 shops where you can shop for all brands. You can also enjoy Ice skating at this mall.
3. West Edmonton Mall, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
This mall covered an area of 3.77 million sq ft and it is located in Edmonton, Alberta. This mall is famous for its largest indoor water park. This mall has the world’s biggest wave pool. Which generates 2 meters high waves. This mall was started in 1981. This mall also has one of the largest shopping centers. This mall has 800 shops, water park, zoo, wide variety of food, restaurants and cafes, themed park areas, A golf area and many more things. This mall also has a casino and 2nd largest galaxy land in the world. The mall has around $930 million cost. This mall also has a haunted house, a fun house, hotel, cinemas, an amusement park, night clubs, radio station and many more things. The mall has parking space for 20 thousand vehicles. The thematic areas of the mall named as Bourbon Street, Europa Boulevard, and Chinatown. The mall also has an indoor lake having four sea lions.
2. Mall of America, Bloomington, MN, USA
This mall is located in Bloomington, Minn within an area of 2.77 million sq ft. This mall is popular for its wedding area, where 5 thousand couples have been married. The mall also has a theme park. In 1992, this mall was opened and it is North America’s third largest mall. The Triple Five Group, owned this mall. The cost of this mall is around $650 million. This mall covered an area of 4.2 million square feet, which is equal to the size of 7 Yankee stadiums. This mall has 400 shops, comedy club, adventure golf, theme park, an aquarium for sea creatures, a wedding panel and many other things. Every year this mall gets 42 million visitors. This mall is extremely too large. Every year this mall host 350 major events.
1. Dubai Mall — Dubai, UAE
It is one of the largest mall. It is approximately equal to the sum of 50 football grounds. The total area of this mall is around 3.77 million sq ft. This mall was opened in 2008 and earned a place as the world’s Largest Acrylic section in the Guinness World Record. This mall has 1,200 shops and 140 restaurants. This mall also has a five star hotel. The mall cinema has one of the largest screens in all over the Dubai. The mall also has an aquarium that has 33 thousand sea creatures. The mall has an Ice palace and world’s largest locally shop of sweets for childerns. This mall is known for major visited mall by tourists. It has also a mall within a mall. This mall also has 250 luxury hotel rooms and 22 cinema screens. This mall also has a unique shopping area.
Now the malls become more than just shopping area. Many people visit malls for hanging out and for fun. In this article, I have shared 11 most popular malls in the world. You can visit any of these malls and you can get anything you want in these malls. these malls have more than just shopping, food and movie option like parks, zoo, skating, bowling, pools, theme parks and many other options. Some malls even requires 3 to 4 days to explore everything.