Dubai Mall

Shopping Centre in Downtown Dubai

Image by Harith Samarawickrama Getty

With around 1300 shops, this isn't merely the world's largest shopping mall – it’s a small city, with a giant ice rink and aquarium, a dinosaur skeleton, indoor theme parks and 150 food outlets. There’s a strong European-label presence, along with branches of the French Galeries Lafayette department store, the British toy store Hamley's and the first Bloomingdale’s outside the US.