Middle East Architecture
The Dubai Mall
Address
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai Business Bay
Image courtesy of Dutco Balfour Beatty.
Image courtesy of Dutco Balfour Beatty.
Image courtesy of Dutco Balfour Beatty.
Image courtesy of Dutco Balfour Beatty.
Image courtesy of Dutco Balfour Beatty.
Basic Information
Designed by DPA Singapore
Cost £400,000,000
Type Retail
Floors: 3
Neighborhood: Business Bay
More Information
  • Stories above ground: 3
  • Stories below ground: 2
  • Stores: Approximately 1,200.
  • Site size: 278 acres
  • Floor space: 5,900,000 square feet.
  • Retail space: 3,770,000 square feet.
  • Theater seats: 3,000.
  • Steel used: 7,300 tons
  • Parking spaces: 14,000
  • Developer: Dutco Balfour Beatty
  • Developer: Al Ghandi/CCC
  • At the time of its completion, this was the world's largest mall.
  • Part of the mall features a retractable roof.
  • Superlatives:
  • This mall has the first branch of Paris' famous Galleries Lafayette in the Middle East.
    • World's largest mall.
    • World's largest gold bazaar.
    • World's musical fountain.
    • Largest department store in the United Arab Emirates (Galleries Lafayette at 192,000 square feet)
  • 2004: Dubai Mall joint venture formed.
  • 2006: Original opening date for this mall (missed).
  • August 28, 2008: This mall opens for business.