The Dubai Mall opened today and is one of the largest in the world, occupying over 12million sq ft of space (3.77 million of which is leasable space) and housing 1,200 stores - 600 of which are opening today, setting a record as the largest single-day mall opening in retail history.
Since it is close to the Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building, it will undoubtedly become linked as the huge shopping center next to the huge tower. The underground parking structure is an entire city by itself.
A view of the third floor in the mall.
Outside the mall, construction on other buildings continues at a torrid pace.
The $218 million project will be 25 percent larger than the iconic fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.
The fountains have yet to be named and a cash prize of $27,225 has been assigned to the winner of a competition to name the water feature.
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