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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Shopping Malls

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From: Syed Abdul Qadeer Jaffery <saqadeer@pbad.sbg.com.sa>
Date: Sun, Apr 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM
Subject: [www.keralites.net] Most Amazing Shopping Malls
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Most Amazing Shopping Malls

 

1. Mall of America (Minnesota, USA)


 

This massive mall has a theme park and a wedding chapel, where more than 5,000

couples have been married since its opening. Mall of America opened in 1992 and

is the third largest mall in North America.

The mall has a gross area of 4,200,000 sq ft available as retail space. That's enough

to fit seven Yankee stadiums inside of it! Mall of America is the most visited shopping

mall in the world with more than 40 million visitors annually (or roughly eight times

the population of the state of Minnesota). Spending 10 minutes in every store would

take a shopper more than 86 hours to complete their visit to Mall of America. The

mall includes a cinema, Nickelodeon Universe theme park, aquarium, adventure golf,

flight simulators, and a comedy house.

 

2. Mall of the Emirates (Dubai)

Mall of the Emirates is an entertainment and shopping resort. Strategically located

in Dubai, this 223,000 square meter centre offers a full range of shopping, leisure,

and entertainment.

This shopping center is home to over 450 retailers and also features a complete

range of entertainment options including Ski Dubai, the first indoor ski destination

in the Middle East, a two-level Magic Planet, the largest indoor family entertainment

centre in the country, a 14-screen Cinestar Cinemas and the Dubai Community Arts

and Theatre with a 500 seat-theatre and art gallery.

This mixed use development will incorporate two hotels, including a 5-star

Kempinski, which will offer over 900 rooms combined, a host of licensed

restaurants, tennis court, swimming pools and spas.

 

3. The Grand Canal Shoppes (Las Vegas, USA)

 

The Grand Canal Shoppes is an 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) upscale shopping mall

adjacent to The Venetian Hotel & Casino and The Palazzo in Las Vegas Strip in

Paradise, Nevada.

 

The mall was opened along with the Venetian Hotel in 1999. It has indoor canals,

where gondolas will take you around the mall. The mall is anchored by a flagship,

high-fashion Barneys New York store and contains many designer and upscale

boutiques. Live performances can be found throughout the mall.

As of 2008, the mall was seeing 20 million visitors a year, among the highest

in the country.

 

4. Tokyo Midtown Mall (Tokyo, Japan)

Tokyo Midtown opened its doors in 2007 and is a mixed-use development in

Roppongi. The main tower has important companies as its tenants, such as

Yahoo, Fuji Xerox, a clinic by John Hopkins Hospital and the Ritz Carlton

Hotel. The shopping and dining areas are home to numerous world-famous

brands and chefs. The complex is also home to Design Sight 21_21, which is

a design gallery and workshop conceived by fashion designer Issay Miyake

and world-famous architect Tadao Ando.

 

5. Wafi Mall (Dubai)

Wafi City Mall has over 350 stores offering the world's most original, valued and significant brands, many of which are limited to Wafi.

Whether it's art, fashion, food, entertainment or lifestyle, you'll find its most

sophisticated appearance at Wafi. In 2008, Wafi received awards for Best

Shopping Mall, Best Restaurant, Best New Hotel, Best Spa and Best Independent

Boutique. With a famous souk, world-class shopping and the finest dining in

Dubai, there's only one Wafi.

 

6. West Edmonton Mall (Alberta, Canada)

The 5th largest mall in the world and the largest in North America features the largest indoor water park, which has the biggest wave pool in the world.

Built in 1981, the mall has over 800 stores and services and parking for more than

20,000 vehicles. The mall also includes theme areas including: Bourbon Street (New Orleans-styled clubs and restaurants), Europa Boulevard, and Chinatown. The mall

has a theme park called Galaxyland whith a number of attractions including a roller

coaster. In addition, the mall has an indoor lake, which is home to four sea lions

and a replica of the Santa Maria. The mall also has a hotel, indoor shooting range,

petting zoo, dinner theater, cinemas, four radio stations and an inter-denominational chapel.

 

7. The Dubai Mall (Dubai)

The Dubai Mall is the world's largest mall in terms of total area (12.1 million sq ft).

The mall has 1,200 shops and houses and an aquarium, which earned the Guinness

World Record for the world's "Largest Acrylic Panel". The mall also is home to an

ice rink, 250-room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens plus 120 restaurants and cafes.

It also features the unique "malls-within-a-mall" concept with themed shopping areas

like Gold Souk, Fashion Island, and The Grove, an indoor-outdoor streetscape with

a fully retractable roof.

 

8. Beijing Mall (Beijing, China)

Not only has this mall made it to the world's top 10 largest mall, but it also holds

a slot in the top 10 luxurious malls of Beijing with a gross leasable area of

3.4 million sq ft.

 

9. Istanbul Cevahir (Istanbul, Turkey)

It is reported that this mall is the largest shopping centre in Europe. Located in

Istanbul, Turkey, it brings 343 shops, about 50 restaurants, 12 cinemas, including

a private theatre, a bowling hall, a small roller coaster and a glass roof with the

second biggest clock in the world under its roof. It claims the 5th spot with 3.47

million sq ft of gross leasable area.

 

10. King of Prussia Mall (Pennsylvania, USA)

Boasting seven world class department stores and more than 400 stores, boutiques,

and restaurants, King of Prussia has more pure retail shopping space than any other attraction in America and it features stores that cannot be found elsewhere in the

region.

 

11. Zlote Tarasy Mall (Warsaw, Poland)

The Złote Tarasy (English: Golden Terraces) is a commercial, office, and

entertainment complex in the center of Warsaw, Poland, located next to the

Central Railway Station between Jana Pawła II and Emilii Plater streets.

It opened on February 7, 2007.

 

12. Westfield London Shopping Centre (England)

Westfield London is a shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush in the London Borough

of Hammersmith and Fulham. The centre was developed by the Westfield Group,

run by Frank Lowy on a site bounded by the West Cross Route (A3220), the

Westway (A40) and Wood Lane (A219), and opened on 30 October 2008.

The centre is noted for its size: with a retail floor area of 150,000m² (1.615m ft²),

the equivalent of about 30 football pitches. At the time of its opening it was

reported to be the third largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.


Thanks & Best Regards,
 
 
AIJAZ AHMED
Dammam
Saudi Arabia