The Dubai Mall is known as the world’s largest shopping complex. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, this super mall offers guests with an overwhelming amount of activities and shops to choose from. Whether you are looking for food, entertainment, shopping, and recreation, you can be sure you’ll find it all in this gigantic structure.
Besides, this is a mall with more than 1,200 shops and a total area of 1,124,000 m – an area equivalent of 50 “international-sized football (soccer) pitches.”
No wonder, the mall has become a tourist attraction in itself especially since it is located nearby the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Aquarium, and the Dubai Fountain.
Produced by the National Geographic, the documentary video below shows us how the mall being built during its early stages and how it has developed since. The video digs into the fine details and gives us a glimpse of how the mega-project was conceptualized and completed.
Needless to say, the mall took a lot of time and effort to build.
You can watch the video here:
According to Dubai Mall’s official website, the mega structure is “part of the US $20 billion Downtown Burj Khalifa development” and that construction took “a little over 4 years” because work started in 2004 and the mall finally opened its doors to the public by November 2008.
Among the crowd-favorite features found in the Dubai Mall includes their Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink, the indoor Dubai Aquarium, the Dubai Dino dinosaur skeleton exhibit, KidZania interactive kid edutainment, SEGA Republic theme park, Rainforest Café, Candylicious the world’s largest candy store, and much, much more.
Whether you are traveling to Dubai for work or leisure purposes, make sure that you get the chance to drop by and check out the massive Dubai Mall. You will surely be amazed in every turn.