Today, shopping malls are not just places where people come and buy something they need. Besides, these centers are often designed with the aim at helping shoppers both buy their wanted products and entertain themselves. Now, let's take a look at six of the most luxury malls worldwide.
Mall of America (Minnesota, USA)
The Mall of America, the most visited shopping mall in the world with more than 40 million visitors annually and the third largest mall in North America, features a cinema, Nickelodeon Universe theme park, aquarium, adventure golf, flight simulators and a comedy house. Bedsides, it has 4,200,000 sq ft area available as retail space. Interestingly, spending 10 minutes in every store means that you will waste more than 86 hours to complete your visit here.
The Mall of America previously hosted a great wedding party for more than 5,000 couples since its opening in 1992
Mall of the Emirates (Dubai)
Mall of the Emirates in DubaiÂ is a 223,000 square meter center offering a full range of shopping, leisure and entertainment. The shopping area is home to over 450 retailers and features a complete construction 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 & Theatre with a 500-seat theatre and art gallery.
Besides, the mall will pair with two hotels including a 5-star Kempinski, which has over 900 rooms combined with licensed restaurants, tennis court, swimming pools and spas
The Grand Canal Shoppes (Las Vegas, USA)
The Grand Canal Shoppes is a 500,000 sq ft (46,000 m2) upscale shopping mall. It features a flagship, high-fashion Barneys New York store and many unique boutiques. Amazingly, live performances will be held throughout the mall. As of 2008, about 20 million visitors came here a year.
It has indoor canals where gondolas will take you around the mall
Tokyo Midtown Mall (Tokyo, Japan)
Tokyo Midtown, which was opened in 2007, is a mixed-use mall in Roppongi. While its main tower is home to important companies such as Yahoo, Fuji Xerox, a clinic by John Hopkins Hospital and the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the shopping and dining areas gather numerous world-famous brands and chefs.
The complex also has a design gallery and workshop conceived by fashion designer Issay Miyake and world-famous architect Tadao Ando
West Edmonton Mall (Alberta, Canada)
The West Edmonton Mall is the 5th largest mall in the world and the largest in North America. It has over 800 stores plus services and includes theme areas like Bourbon Street (New Orleans-styled clubs and restaurants), Europa Boulevard, Chinatown and a theme park called Galaxyland. Furthermore, its indoor lake 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
Westfield London Shopping Centre (England)
Westfield London Shopping Centre, which was developed by the Westfield Group and run by Frank Lowy, is located in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. When the mall was opened on 30 October 2008, it allegedly became the third largest shopping centre in the United Kingdom.
The centre features a retail floor area of 150,000mÂ² (1.615m ftÂ²), the equivalent of about 30 football pitches
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Louis Brown lives in California, where he enjoys writing articles on a variety of subjects, especially lifestyle. By trade, he is a user interface designer.