The Dubai mall is the second largest mall in the entire world. It took Emaar Properties four years and $20 billion to build, and you can do a lot more there than just shop. The mall features designer shopping in its Fashion Avenue as well as traditional souvenirs and Arabic fashion in The Souk. You can also check out The Village to feel like you’re walking down an atmospheric Parisian street. But when shopping gets old, you can check out the amusement park, go go-karting or skating on the Olympic-sized Dubai ice-rink, or buy tickets to the famous Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, featuring sharks right in the middle of the mall. You can also have fun at VR Park Dubai or check out Hysteria, the terrifying haunted house.
Location is everything, and the mall has a prime spot right beside the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Fountain. There’s also plenty to see inside the mall, like a real dinosaur fossil called the Dubai Dino and a replica of the Dubai Creek Tower, the world’s tallest tower. You can also enjoy luxury in the mall’s high-end hotel or you can go shopping for gold that’s about 15% cheaper than anywhere else in the world. The mall also features 120 cafes and restaurants including Logma and Walnut Grove, where you can get delicious food while taking in a view of Dubai’s downtown. Check out this video for a tour of the Dubai Mall, and what it’s like to shop in paradise.