The magnificence and extravaganza of Dubai Mall remain no secret. After Burj Khalifa, something people are really passionate to discover in the city is this lavish mall. Because not just shoppers, this space has the weirdest combination of adventure, entertainment and lifestyle for all kinds of tourists. From the silently roaring Dino to the sharks in the tank, from reel cinemas inside to largest dancing fountain outside the mall, this is your day to celebrate occasions, share moments and create memories.
Here are the detailed Dubai Mall Facts that will encourage you to book your Dubai tickets right away-
It is immense, both ‘size and entertainment’ wise
Dubai has approximately 65 malls, but the gargantuan Dubai Mall is not your typical mall where you check out the latest brands, eat delicacies, or watch movies. It has introduced new ways of spending family time or having friends hang out. At over 13 million square feet in total size and over 5.9 million square feet in internal floor area, the Dubai Mall is the second largest mall in the world.
It was named the best shopping experience
On 29 April 2010, the Dubai Mall was recognised for unparalleled shopping leisure by Grazia Style Awards. It is definitely top-notch for the array of brands it brings under one roof. Whether you want a Tiffany & Co. ring for your partner, or want to redefine your fashion style by shopping the biggest bag brands, or look for Eid traditional clothes, or upgrade your home, or gift your parents the classic watches, this is your perfect destination. As Fashion Avenue has expanded, it is set to be the Middle East’s premier luxury shopping destination.
It owns the largest acrylic panel
Made to the Guinness Book of World Records, the acrylic panel is 108 feet wide, 27 feet high and 29.5 inches thick and 541, 486 pounds heavy. It is perched at the ground floor in the world’s largest aquarium that has a capacity of 10 million-litre and holds 33,000 aquatic animals including the greatest collection of sand tiger sharks. The Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo rise to the third floor and you can stroll through the 48-metre tunnel that envelops overhead. Also, there are incredible ways to experience the underwater world.
It is the window to Dubai Fountain
Set on the 30 acres man-made Burj Khalifa Lake, the world’s largest choreographed fountain system, the Dubai Fountain will leave you in splits. It is bewildering to watch the 6,600 lights and 50 coloured projectors illuminating the show. With the backdrop of Arabian and world-class music, this fountain is 275 m (902 ft) long and shoots water up to 152.4 m (500 ft). The fountain projects water in the air in many different combinations and patterns. Nothing is more fascinating than the fact that the beam of light from the fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away.
It has an extraordinary Olympic-size ice skating rink
Beating the heat of Dubai, the Dubai Ice Rink is a multipurpose venue. Hard to believe the fact of Dubai Mall, but it is true that this is this biggest and best ice skating rink in the city, situated on the ground floor and extended to the second floor. The skaters can have an unstoppable game that they are going to remember and crave for life. The venue also hosts Emirates Hockey Leagues Game and you can simply grab a snack and be the audience to this live sport.
It takes in one of the largest cinema halls in the world
The 22-screen Reel Cinemas at The Dubai Mall offers an unbelievable movie screening that is going to be in your head and heart for days to come. It is a delight to catch the latest blockbusters here, just the way you have always wanted to see the movies. Besides the luxurious recliner seats and comfortable watching, there is 5-star food and drinks menu for you to choose from. Immerse in the state-of-the-art Dolby entertainment, let your kids have fun like home, and widen your legs at Reel Premiere. From traditional cinema experience to the advanced closer action, this is everything.
It has an indoor theme park
We are not gasping, you are gasping! Yes, an indoor theme park for kids and adults right inside the mall. The SEGA Republic is a real refreshment junction for high-adrenaline activities to exploring arcade with 150 amusement rides and games. Currently, it has been replaced by VR Park which spans horror, adventure, leisure, sport and more in the virtual reality.
It has an enormous waterfall
There is a waterfall inside the mall, but that’s not the highlight, the breakthrough is, it’s an illusion waterfall. It looks marvellous and so real because of the statues that are diving from the waterfall. When you see and focus on one diver, the other disappears.
It has hotels and parking facility
14,000 cars can be parked in the mall’s parking space, across three car parks, with valet services and a car locator ticketing system. It is grander than you can ever imagine. We have been through that trauma of struggling to find a space in malls, shops or theatres. But Dubai Mall has taken it to another level by bringing this size of parking slots. And 5,000 parking spaces are still under construction. Hospitality in Dubai is the benchmark and it doesn’t stop here. If you want to spend days here, you can stay in any of the 250 rooms at the deluxe hotel.
It has the world’s largest candy store
Candylicious spread over an area of 1000 sqm and is filled with every kind of candies. There are amazing piles of lollipops, sweets and chocolates of every size and shape. The kids are going to take hundreds of these yummy and sweet candies from the millions, some hanging like trees, and few flying above your head like Airplane. Here is everything in candies that you can and can’t imagine. You can ask for interesting gifts like for toys, mugs and T-shirts.
You will be cherished to know the Dubai Mall fact that it is still undergoing several changes (yet it is open) for easy access and entertainment of 100 million visitors someday from now.