Not content with being home to the world’s tallest man made building, the world’s largest man made island, The Palm Jumeirah and the longest metro system Dubai has launched its plan for the world’s biggest shopping mall.
The vice president, prime minister and ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum announced the plans with this tweet:
Today, we launched new city in dubai, it will host world’s largest mall accommodating 80m shoppers a year& a park that will receive 35m
— HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd) November 24, 2012
Dubai has plenty of practice with malls – The current Dubai Mall is the biggest in the world., with 1200 shops.
Plans for the new build are due to start immediately, and will be called Mall of the World. The new development will be loosely divided into four themes, family, retail, art galleries and an area for entrepreneurship. An open space will also feature that will be 30 percent bigger than London’s Hyde Park. As part of the project 100 new hotels as well as theme park in association with Universal Studios will cover a staggering 455 acres.
We can’t wait to see it!
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