Dubai Is Obviously Building The World's Biggest Shopping Centre

Dubai Is Obviously Building the World's Biggest Mall

Since building something that's conventional is out of the question for Dubai, the second-largest United Arab Emirates city announced today that it's breaking ground on the world's largest shopping centre. In a grand announcement made by the emirate's ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, "substantial work" has begun on the aptly titled "Mall of the World". However, details such as a targeted completion date, its cost, and where the financing would come from weren't disclosed. Plans for the mega-mall were originally announced 18 months ago.

And from what Gulf News reports, it sounds impressive. The eight-million square feet facility will house the world's largest indoor theme park, several theatres, a four-mile long "retail street network", around 100 hotels and a medical facility if you plan to shop until you drop.

For those keeping track at home, the mall is roughly one million square feet bigger than current record-keeper: New South China Mall in city of Dongguan. Also, it's more than two-and-a-half times bigger than our lowly Mall of America.

With stats like that, we can only imagine how anxiety-inducing the H&M is going to be. [Gulf News via Reuters]

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