10 Interesting Dubai Mall Facts That You Probably Didn’t Knew!!
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Facts of Dubai Mall

1.  The largest Mall in the World equal to around 50 football Pitch
The Reel Cinemas of Dubai Mall are among the largest cinemas in the world
 The Dubai Mall Aquarium is credited to be the world’s biggest indoor aquarium
Candylicious- The largest sweet shop is inside Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall has more than 1200 shops
Dubai Mall gets around 75 million visitors every year!
 The Dubai Mall is equipped with a parking facility to park 14,000 cars
It’s Got A Guinness World Record Under Its Belt
9. There’s An Olympic Size Ice Rink In The Mall
It's Not Only a Mall. It's a Destination in Itself

There are several Dubai Mall Facts  which are very interesting and must be known to every visitor who plans to visit this place. To start with, the place is not a mere mall, but a destination in itself, offering much more that what any other mall can offer. The mall is gigantic, covering a total area of around 12 million square metres and has more than 1200 retail stores, 2 anchor departmental stores and also 200 restaurants and eateries. There is also a car park with capacity to accommodate 14,000 cars which is also an interesting fact in itself.

Other facts about Dubai Mall includes its various mega attractions such as the 26 screen Reel Cinemas, which features amongst the largest cinemas in the world, the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo which has found its place in the Guinness World Record and ultimately the Olympic sized ice skating rink which is equipped to hold international events. 
An interesting fact for the children is the candy shop, Candilicious, the home to the largest selection of candies, and chocolates from around the world. These interesting facts have led Dubai Mall to create yet another interesting fact about itself of being one of the most visited destinations of the world with more than 75 million visitors visiting the mall every year with your Dubai Tour Package.

Here is the list of Dubai Mall facts:

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The Largest Mall in the World Equal to Around 50 Football Pitches

Dubai Mall  is the largest mall in the UAE as well as in the world with a total area of 1,124,000 square metres including its Zabeel extensions and its Fashion Avenue covering 440,000 sq ft. This area also includes a 5 star premium hotel,

The Address Dubai Mall and a 14,000 undercover car parking area. This whole area is comparable to the size of around 50 football pitches. Internally the floor area is 5.9 million sq ft. out of which 3.77 million sq ft has 1200 retail stores, more than 200 food and beverage eateries and two anchor department stores.

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The Reel Cinemas of Dubai Mall Are Among the Largest Cinemas in the World

One of the well known Dubai Mall Facts is about the flagship Reel Cinemas located inside the Mall. Spread over 150,000 square ft, the movie hall is the largest cinema in the country and also features amongst the largest movie halls of the world.

The 26 screens with THX certified speakers can seat 2,800 people and provide an unforgettable and unique experience to its visitors. The screens showcase a large variety of movies from across the world in various languages. 

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The Dubai Mall Aquarium Is Credited to Be the World’s Biggest Indoor Aquarium

The centrepiece of Dubai Mall is the Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, which has been credited to be the largest indoor aquarium of the world. The aquarium has a capacity of holding 10 million litres of water in its tank which is 51 meters in length, 20 meters in width, and 11 meters in height and holds a diverse collection of over 33,000 aquatic creatures from across the world.

The aquarium has also been famed for its 48 meters walk-through Tunnel which provides 270-degree views from 11 metres below the surface of the tank where you can get a closer look at some of the spectacular marine creatures.

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Candylicious- The largest sweet shop is inside Dubai Mall

Children and those with a sweet tooth will be delighted to know one of the Dubai Mall Facts  that talks about a Candy shop. Housed inside the mall is the world’s largest candy store: Candylicious, spanning over an area of 10,000 sq.ft.

This one-of-its-kind confectionery store is like a wonderland for kids as they discover heaps of chocolates, piles of candies with some even dangling from trees and also from the top.

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The Dubai Mall has more than 1200 shops

Dubai Mall is surely a shopaholic’s paradise with more than 1200 stores spanning across 3.77 million sq ft. These include some flagship stores which do not have any other outlets in the city. You can shop for Fashion garments, electronics, beauty products, home furnishing, accessories and more in this mall.

There is the Fashion Avenue which houses more than 150 top international and national brands. You can shop in this mall for brands such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Henry Jacques etc. A special mention would be Level Shoe District, a concept store selling footwear and accessories, spanning over 96,000 square feet where 250 designers have come together to showcase their products in 40 boutiques.

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Dubai Mall Gets Around 75 Million Visitors Every Year!

One of the Dubai Mall facts states that the mall has been famed to be the  most visited tourist attraction in the world. With 75 million visitors visiting the mall every year, the mall is said to have attracted more tourists than Disney World, Eiffel Tower, and Niagara Falls combined.

The footfall of this mall had been increasing by 15% year on year and has put the mall ahead of other famous malls of the world, namely the Bullring shopping center in Birmingham and Mall of America in Minnesota, US, both of which draw 40 million visitors every year.

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The Dubai Mall Is Equipped with a Parking Facility to Park 14,000 Cars

The mall has a parking facility of 14,000 cars spread over three car parks out of which two have 10 levels each. The parking facilities has been acclaimed to be the most expansive one in the whole of Middle East as well as North Africa region.

What more, the place offers free all day parking to all its visitors. This has made this fact find a place in the list of Dubai Mall facts.

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It’s Got A Guinness World Record Under Its Belt

The Dubai Mall has found its place in the Guinness World Record for having the largest shopping mall aquarium in the world containing 10 million litres of water and measuring 51 m long, 20 m wide and 11 m high.

It also holds the record for having the largest OLED screen in the world, measuring 7,639 sq. ft. and having the highest resolution and largest high-definition video wall in the world.

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There’s an Olympic Size Ice Rink in the Mall

The mall also has an Olympic sized ice skating rink, which is equipped to host any international skating or ice hockey competition-standard events. The rink is located on the ground floor but extends to the second floor as well. The ice rink in Dubai mall has a 1.5 inch thick ice bed, which is twice the proportions required for NHL standards and hosts the Emirates Hockey League games. 

The rink has a seating capacity of 350 spectators and is also open to general visitors to enjoy or learn skating. There is a giant LED screen measuring 20 metres x 10 metres that has been placed at one end of the rink for the ease of viewing any ongoing sports or events.

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It's Not Only a Mall. It's a Destination in Itself

The Dubai Mall  is not similar to any other mall where you only visit for shopping, dining and perhaps, catching a movie in a multiplex. Apart from having all these options in larger forms with more than 1200 outlets, 200 eateries and restaurants, and a 26 screen movie theatre, the mall also has many more attractions to add. The centrepiece of the mall is the largest shopping mall aquarium and underwater zoo that has found a place in the Guinness World Record.

Then there is an Olympic sized ice skating rink and a parking facility that can park 14,000 cars. The mall also has its luxury hotel with 250 rooms and has other attractions as well such as KidZania, an award-winning children’s ‘edutainment’ centre, colossal exhibit from the Late Jurassic Period, etc., making it a destination in itself.

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  1. What are the best things to do in Dubai Mall?

    1. Go for a Shopping Expedition: One of the Dubai Mall Facts states that Dubai Mall has 1200 stores, making it a shopper’s paradise. Shop for Fashion garments, Electronics, House Furnishing, Shoes, toys and many more for your family and friends from this mall.

    2. Explore marine life at Aquarium & Underwater Zoo: You will learn from the Dubai Mall Facts that the mall houses the largest aquarium of the world, Dubai Aquarium which is well known for its large acrylic panel, also world’s largest. Get a fascinating insight of the marine world as you walk through the tunnel, explore the place or take a ride on a glass bottom boat.

    3. Go Skating over Ice: Glide over the ice in the Dubai Ice Rink located inside the Dubai Mall. Delight in freestyle skating with friends or family or check out disco sessions in the evening. If you crave an ice skating course, join the beginner or refresher course on offer.

    3. Watch a show at Reel Cinemas: Get an immersive movie experience by catching a show at the Reel Cinemas with its 26 screens showcasing a variety of movies and all the movie theatres having THX certified speakers. 

    4.Dine at a Restaurant: Dubai Mall  has several restaurants offering American, British, French, Chinese, Indian and Middle Eastern cuisines. Select the cuisine of your choice and go for lunch or dinner after or in between your shopping. You can also opt for having some snacks instead or try out some delicious desserts at one of the bakeries. 
  2. Which are the best dining options in Dubai Mall?

    1.Angelina: Have a lavish breakfast, brunch, lunch or Dinner at Angelina, a luxury tea room brand. Get a glimpse of the “French Way of Life” in the prestigious image projected by the brand in their dining area. 

    2.Eataly: If you love Italian food, then you must head towards Eataly, where the name of the restaurant suggests to feast on all high-quality Italian food. The restaurant will not only delight you with its flavourful dishes but will also provide you the option to shop and learn.

    3.Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet: Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet will tantalise your taste buds with its offerings of original and innovative delicious dishes from 10 different kitchens, offering flavours from all across the malls.

    4.Magnolia Bakery: This NYC landmark will delight your sweet tooth with its offerings of cakes, pies, cupcakes, cheese cakes, cookies and muffins. Do not forget to try out some of their specialities, hand crafted American desserts such as banana pudding and red velvet cake.
  3. What is special about Dubai Mall?

    The 12 million square feet Dubai Mall is famed to be the largest shopping mall in the world as per its vast area. It is also the most visited lifestyle and retail destination of the world, with more than 75 million visitors visiting the mall every year. The mall houses 1200 stores and boasts of having the largest indoor aquarium in the world. It also has an Olympic sized ice skating rink, a Boeing 737 flight simulator, 14,000 parking spaces and also a few of the world’s largest stores. Lastly, Dubai Mall is also the gateway to the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa.

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  4. How long did it take to build Dubai Mall?

    It took 4 years to build Dubai Mall. When the construction of the mall started in 2004, it was estimated that it would take 10 years to complete the Mall. However, it was completed much earlier and the mall opened its door to the public in 2008.

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