The Dubai Mall, Dubai, UAE
Project Owner/Client : EMAAR Properties
Cost : US $20 billion
The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leas able area.
Over 12 million sq ft, the Dubai Mall has a total internal floor area of 5.9 million square feet (55 ha) and leas able space of 3.77 million square feet (35 ha).It surpasses the previously largest mall in the Middle East City Star, which is located in Cairo, Egypt.
The Dubai Mall has 10-15 distinct ‘malls-within-a-mall’, totaling 9 million ft2 (84 ha) of shopping retail space (comprising of a total of 1200 stores, when fully operational). Featured attractions include: the world’s largest Gold Souk with 220 retailers; the 850,000 sq ft (79,000 m2) Fashion Catwalk atrium; Fashion Island (Avenue), with 70 stores dedicated to haute couture; the Middle East’s first galleries Lafayette department store.