Middle East Architecture

The Dubai Mall

Address
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai Business Bay
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.