The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the largest mall in the world based on its total area, and the sixth largest mall by gross leasing area. It is located in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and it is within the Burj Khalifa complex (formerly Burj Dubai), the project that cost $ 1.5 billion to construct, and the center consists of 1,200 shops . Access to this mall is linked via (Doha Street), which was reconstructed as a double-decker road in April 2009.
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The Dubai Mall opened on November 4, 2008 after the opening was postponed twice, and with approximately 635 retailers it ranks as the largest mall in retail history. However, it is not the largest commercial market in the world, and it is surpassed in this category by several commercial complexes, including South China Mall, which is the largest commercial complex in the world, Golden Resources Mall, fASM City North Edsa; fBSM and Mall of Asia ;. The Dubai Mall recorded the sale of 60,000 tickets to the Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center in the first five days following the opening .The Dubai Mall hosted more than 37 million visitors in 2009, and attracted more than 750,000 visitors per week .While it hosted 47 million visitors in 2010, it was noticed that the turnout increased by about 27 percent from 2009 despite the financial crisis. The Dubai Mall continued to hold the title of the most visited mall and entertainment destination in the world in 2012, attracting more than 65 million visitors and continued to rise by 20 percent compared to the 54 million recorded in 2011. The numbers exceeded the number of visitors to New York by more than 52 million tourists in In 2012 and Los Angeles by 41 million. The numbers exceed the number of tourists coming to all historical entertainment destinations and parks in the world, including Times Square (39.2 million), Central Park (38 million), and Niagara Falls (22.5 million)
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