The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping, entertainment and leisure destination, located next to the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Located in Kuala Lumpur, Berjaya Times Square is a twin-tower complex containing a shopping mall and two five-star hotels. With 7.5 million square feet (700,000 m²) of constructed area, it is currently the fifth largest building in the world. The mall includes more than 1000 retail stores, 65 catering establishments and several entertainment attractions, such as the largest indoor theme park in Asia, Cosmo's World and Malaysia's first IMAX 2D & 3D cinema, which is located on the tenth floor.
Opened in 1991, the SM Megamall in Metro Manila is one of the largest shopping malls in the Philippines. The mall attracts a daily pedestrian traffic of 800,000 people with a maximum capacity of 4 million people. The mall has two main buildings. Building A has movie theaters, a bowling alley, food courts and the Toy Kingdom.
Building B has retail stores. The bridge that connects the two main buildings of the mall contains several restaurants. SM Megamall is currently undergoing a major renovation and expansion. When it's finished, you can claim the definitive title of the largest mall in the Philippines.
The West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, was the largest mall from 1981 to 2004 and is currently the largest mall in the Americas. In addition to 800 stores and services, the mall includes the largest indoor amusement park in the world, the largest indoor water park in the world and the Ice Palace (a reduced version of an ice rink of the regular size of the NHL, making it not the largest in the world). Other attractions include an 18-hole mini-golf course, a movie theater, and a bowling alley. The Dubai Mall is part of the Burj Khalifa complex, the tallest man-made structure ever built.
At more than 12 million square feet (the equivalent in size of more than 50 football fields), the Dubai Mall is the largest shopping mall in the world by total area, but about the same size as the West Edmonton Mall if based on a rentable space. The mall contains more than 1200 stores, including the world's largest candy store, an ice rink, a SEGA gaming center (with a 3D bowling game), a 5-star luxury hotel, 22 movie screens, and 120 restaurants and cafes. The mall also contains one of the largest aquariums in the world. Opened in 1990, the eight-story CentralWorld in Bangkok is the largest shopping mall in Thailand.
It was promoted as a middle-class mall, unlike the Siam Paragon marketed by the upper class. On May 19 of this year, CentralWorld was one of many properties burned down by anti-government protestors. The fire lasted two days and the Zen department store collapsed in the fire. After months of repair work, the shopping complex reopened its doors on September 28 with 80% of its commercial space open to the public.
The IOI City Mall, located in the Sepang district of Malaysia, is the second largest shopping mall in the world, with more than 650 stores spread over an immense area of 8.8 million square feet. The mall includes many department stores, F& B stores, restaurants, cafes, District 21, a post-apocalypse theme park, and an Olympic-sized ice skating rink. With stores from several luxury brands, this mall has become a must-visit destination in Southeast Asia, offering shoppers extravagant services and products. Everywhere you look, more exciting experiences and activities are guaranteed to please everyone who visits the IOI City Mall.
The third largest shopping mall in the world is located in Dongguan, China, and is called South China Mall. With an impressive area of 7.1 million square feet, the huge mall has roller coasters and canal rides for visitor entertainment. Unfortunately, despite its large size and amenities, the mall still needs to attract more shoppers, as five of its seven sections must be busier. Consequently, it has earned the nickname Ghost Mall due to its lack of business.
The mall's poor performance serves as a reminder that even the most extravagant places can only succeed if there is sufficient demand. Located in a reclaimed area of Manila Bay, in the Philippines, the SM Mall of Asia is truly a wonder, having earned the title of the fifth largest mall in the world. With 6.3 million square feet of gross leasable area and 200,000 daily visitors, it's easy to understand why it draws so many crowds. The mall has numerous interesting features, such as an IMAX cinema, avant-garde restaurants, an ice skating rink for all ages, five hotels and the Galeón Museum, a collection of artifacts from around the world, including pieces exhibited with model ships.
All of these attractions guarantee visitors a unique experience as they enter through their doors. The Golden Resources shopping mall, in Beijing's Haidian district, is an impressive feat of engineering and consumerism. Located in one of the most populated cities in the world, with more than 6 million square feet of space, this mall is the seventh largest in the world. The mall has six floors and a large 206-foot-high front door.
Visits to the mall increased significantly with the addition of two new metro lines in strategic locations near the mall. Millions of visitors come to this mall every year to enjoy a unique shopping experience. The largest shopping mall in the country is the CentralPlaza WestGate, located in the Thai province of Nonthaburi, in a suburb of its capital, Bangkok. It has more than 5.9 million square feet of gross floor area comprised of several floors.
It is considered the regional super shopping center of Southeast Asia and has succeeded in turning Thailand into a thriving regional commercial center. This mall has more than 500 Thai and international brands and more than 200 restaurants. Almost as big as the CentralPlaza WestGate shopping mall is Thailand's CentralWorld shopping mall, located in the country's capital, Bangkok. One of the largest shopping complexes in the region, the CentralWorld Shopping Center includes 500 stores, 100 restaurants and cafes, and 15 movie theaters.
In addition, it has an area for children, a learning center and two department stores. The mall also has an indoor ice skating rink, like some others on this list. Partly because of its location in Beijing, the mall didn't attract large numbers of customers in its first few days after opening. With a surface area of just over six million square feet of rentable square feet, the mall is home to more than 2,500 stores spread across the enormous complex.
The Iran shopping mall has nearly 2 million square meters of gross leasable area, more than double that of the next largest mall in the world. This shopping mall complex is well connected to public transportation and is even connected to peers that offer ferry service and mooring for private boats. The mall is next to Tianjin Binhai International Airport and is accessible from Beijing and Qinhuangdao by public transportation. One of them is a museum, making the Isfahan shopping mall the largest mall in the world with a museum.
With so many features, it's no wonder that this mall has become one of the most famous shopping centers in Iran. Giant spaces covering millions of square feet have become a symbol of mall culture in several countries; in other words, the bigger, the better. But for others, a mall is a place to shop and participate in activities with friends, family, and colleagues. There are more than 650 stores in the mall that sell a wide range of products, as well as some attractions that set it apart from others.
These large shopping centers allow customers to get lost in a world far from the reality of their places of residence. Construction of the mall began in 1996, at which time it was planned to be the largest mall in the world. Shoppers find many of the greatest shopping centers in Asia, specifically because mall culture is a serious matter there. .