The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is based on the sales area with 350,000 square meters, one of the largest malls in the world. It is located in the new district Downtown Dubai about 800 meters south of the central Sheik Zayed Road.
The Dubai Mall opened on November 4, 2008, initially with 600 shops and houses in the final 1,200 stores that are used to attract 37 million visitors per year. This goal was not achieved in the first year, with around 30 million visitors. It first 14,000 parking spaces were built later extension is scheduled.
By public transport, the Dubai Mall is accessible via the remote station 800 meters of the Dubai Metro since January 2010. The connection between the mall and the station " Burj Khalifa / Dubai Mall " has been produced since December 2012 by an air-conditioned and equipped with a moving walkway gangway (called Metrolink ). There is also a shuttle bus (so-called feeder bus ), but you play a minor role since the opening of the Metro links.
The mall has more than 120 dining establishments as well as the largest gold souk in the world with 220 stores, a skating rink with Olympic and Hockey dimensions, a music -controlled fountains, a 24 -meter high water cascade, a hall for fashion shows, a multiplex cinema with 22 halls, a presentation center for computer games, as well as a supervised children's adventure land.
Another attraction of the Dubai Mall is the aquarium over three floors extending. It is 32.88 meters wide and 8.3 meters high. In the basin consisting of 75 -cm-thick acrylic glass are in 10,000 cubic meters of seawater, which one takes from the Persian Gulf, 33,000 sea animals and fish, etc. More species of sharks, groupers, rays, reef and giant crabs, but also seals and penguins. Due to the lower basin runs a two-meter high narrow pedestrian tunnel whose walls are only 19 centimeters thick, which is the natural size reproduction of the animals. Since no natural light penetrates into the pool, it has a light set with Director for day and night simulation; just about feeding machine and a water-saving water circulation and cleaning technology, the water is kept free of germs with ozone. All built and real-looking rocks and coral objects are made of plastic in order to always have the water quality under control. The water temperature is kept constant at 24 degrees Celsius. On 25 February 2010, the Aquarium and the surrounding shops had to be closed after a jump in the acrylic glass because of the emerging water for a few hours, animals are not there come to harm. The Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Center was awarded the Guinness World Record for the largest acrylic glass plate.
The Dubai Mall, designed by Emaar Properties, is part of the project, Downtown Dubai, which includes a larger number of apartment and office buildings, numerous hotels, and a newly-built district, which should give the impression of an old Moorish quarter, a water basin landscape with the largest fountain system and heard as the center of the world's tallest skyscraper Burj Khalifa. For this there is a direct pedestrian connection from the Dubai Mall, which is also the access to the observation deck of Burj Khalifa.