Dubai, a flat sandy landscape, lying in the Arabian Desert, is often referred to as the “shopper’s paradise”. It glamorous city life and foreign cash flow together make it a den for various fashion items of luxurious ranges and collections along with electronics shops, departmental stores, boutiques and supermarkets, that attract thousands of tourists every year. Possessing more than 70 shopping malls, including Dubai Mall, which is identified as he world’s 7th largest, it s thus rightly referred as “ shopping capital of the Middle East”.
With a total internal floor area of 5.9 million square feet and leasable space of 3.77 million square feet, it is considered as the 7th largest mall all over the world. This mall is a part of the Burj Khalifa complex, which can be accessed by the double-decker road called Doha Street. It has got 1200 shops with about 600 retailers a weekly visit of an average of 750,000 visitors.
The “mall within mall” is a special feature in Dubai Mall and there are 10-15 such mall-in malls here. It has three car parks covering over 14000 parking spaces. Inside it one would find 70 stores dedicated solely for haute couture fashion, Water Fall Atrium, Children’s section, Cineplex, gold jewelry outlets, food and beverage courts, British toy stores, organic food mart, a 250-room luxury hotel, 22 cinema screens and 120 restaurants and café.
The “Ice Rink” inside Dubai Mall, is an excellent multifunctional hall that had a ground ice cover of 1.5 millimeters, with a capacity of 2000 guests, world class multimedia system and a giant LED screen. It has over 1800 pairs of imported skates for adults and children for skating lessons and hockey matches.
It has a large acrylic panel aquarium maintained by Oceanis Australia Group. It has a capacity to hold 10 million liters of water with 33000 marine animals for visitor display. It is the largest suspended variety in the world that adopted the Internal Standard of Ethics and Animal Welfare Policy, in developing and maintaining it.
Reel cinema is its another feature that has 22 screen megaplex with over 2800 screens that is operated by Reel Entertainment LLC, which is a joint venture project of Cathay Organization Holdings Ltd., a Singapore-based entertainment provider and Emaar Retail LLC.