Shopping malls are more than just a place for getting stylish hats, clothes, and shoes. Shopping malls are becoming bigger and better with more shops, recreational areas, and spots where you can just hang out and enjoy with friends and families.
There are some shopping malls in the world that are becoming tourist attractions because of their unique style or offerings. There are shopping malls in the world that have indoor ski slopes and wedding chapels in them too to break the boundaries and become truly unique.
From superior amenities to excellent design, the shopping malls are becoming something different than what we have come to expect from them and redefining what a shopping mall is. There are 5 shopping malls in the world that are attractive in every way possible.
Here are the top 5 shopping malls in the world that you should visit you are in that particular country.
Siam Paragon–Bangkok, Thailand
The ninth largest mall in Asia and the third largest mall in Thailand, the Siam Paragon is a massive shopping mall that is spread across 2.5 million sq.ft. Opened in 2005, the Siam Paragon shopping mall has a large variety of speciality stores, restaurants, and gourmet grocery stores.
The Gourmet Market in the Siam Paragon is spread over 8,000 sq. ft. where you can find all the important brands and food items from all over the world. You will find many exotic brands and items in this Gourmet Market as well, so if you want to try something different, you can always find something at this shopping mall.
What makes the Siam Paragon shopping mall truly unique is the fact that it has some pretty amazing amenities that you will enjoy. These include a movie theatre, bowling alley, opera hall, karaoke, art gallery, a 5-star hotel and the very famous Siam Ocean World Aquarium.
Mall Of America – Bloomington, Minnesota
Opened in 1992, the Mall of America is one of the largest shopping malls in the world with its area expanding to 2.77 million sq. ft. It is actually the third largest mall in North America and it is also one of the most visited malls in the world as well.
The Mall of America receives more than 40 million visitors which is actually 8 times more than the actual population of the state of Minnesota. This shopping mall is so big that a person will have to spend 86 hours to completely visit every store in the mall for 10 minutes.
When it comes to amenities, the Mall of America has it all in spades. It offers adventure golf, comedy house, flight simulators, aquarium, Nickelodeon Universe theme park, cinema and 4,200,000 sq. ft. available as retail space. However, it’s truly unique attribute is the wedding chapel where more than 5,000 couples have been married.
Mall of Emirates – Dubai, UAE
Who has not heard of Mall of Emirates in Dubai? The Mall of Dubai is spread across 2.4 million sq. ft. and in true Dubai fashion, it offers some very unique amenities to the people who come to enjoy at this shopping mall.
It was launched in 2005 and offers 7,900 parking spaces, over 1000 restaurants and cafes and has a leasable area of 255,489 sq. ft. The Mall of Emirates is world famous for the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope called Ski Dubai.
The Skip Dubai has one of the largest ski areas in the world and this has become a standout feature for Mall of Emirates. However, this is not the only thing that you can do at the Mall of Emirates, you will get to enjoy many things including a fourteen-screen movie theatre, drama theatre, gaming arena, Magic Planet Theme park and a RoboCoaster, which is a two-person ride.
The Kitai-Gorod GUM – Moscow, Russia
Arguably, it is not one of the biggest malls on our list, but it is the prettiest mall on our list. The historic building has an architecture that makes this shopping mall very unique and a tourist trap that make the visiting people just love to get lost in.
Spread across 861,000 sq.ft., the Kitai-Gorod GUM has a semi-circular glass roof and the outside of the building has pretty ornate architecture. There was a time when it was just a department store, but now it is a shopping mall that features many amenities for the tourists.
There were 200 stores in the shopping mall and many of them have “exhibition prices” that are too expensive for the locals to afford.
AlaMoana Shopping Center–Honolulu, Hawaii
This is also one of the oldest shopping malls on our list. The AlaMoana Shopping centre was built in 1959 and it is unique for being an open-air shopping centre. In fact, it is the largest open-air shopping center of the world.
It is spread over 200 million sq. ft. and it is actually famous for its food courts which are the largest food courts in the world. It is the perfect tourist trap that tourists love to get lost in. Since the Japanese are one of its largest clientele, the shops over there offer their brochures in Japanese.
It has more than 290 restaurants, shops and designer boutiques. It is the second most profitable mall in America and has one of the highest occupancy rates as well.
These are some of the best and the most unique shopping mall in the world that you should definitely visit if you are in the relevant country. These shopping malls are unique in their own way and bring a lot of entertainment for every kind of visitor.