10 SHOPPING MALLS ON STEROIDS

For these malls, size does matter. Their mission? : to showcase as many shops as possible while bringing thrilling theme parks to the large audience of their catchment area.

Born at the end of the 20th century, these XXL malls have now to adapt themselves to the new digital savvy shopper. As a consequence, most of them have started or planned modernisation schemes which sometimes include new …extension!

1 – EDMONTON MALL

The biggest mall of Northern America. 500 000 sq m, 900 shops including 132 restaurants. 4 theme parks, 20 000 parking lots. 22 million visitors per year.

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2 – THE MALL OF AMERICA (Bloomington, Minnesota)

400 000 sqm, 522 shops, 20 000 parking lots, 40 million visitors

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3 – DUBAI MALL

The biggest mall in the world.

800 000 sq m, 1 200 shops, 120 restaurants, a 5-star hotel, 60 million visitors.

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4 – SM MALL OF ASIA, Manilla, The Philippines

400 000 sq m, 600 shops including 200 restaurants, 8 000 parking lots.

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5 – MALL OF THE EMIRATES, Dubai

220 000 sq m, 600 shops, 8 000 parking lots.

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6 – THE GALLERIA, Houston

200 000 sq m, 400 shops, 13 000 parking lots, 30 million visitors.

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7 – MALL OF SCANDINAVIA, Solna, Sweden 

100 000 sq m, 224 shops, 22 restaurants, 3700 parking lots.

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8 – MBK CENTER, Bangkok

2000 shops, 100 000 visitors a day.

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9 – THE ALA MOANA SHOPPING CENTER, Honolulu, Hawaii

220 000 sq m, 300 shops, 42 million visitors, annual turnover of 1 billion dollars.

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10 – ISTANBUL CEVAHIR

420 000 sq m, 300 shops, 48 restaurants, 2500 parking lots

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