Biggest Mall in the world would certainly be keenly contested as there are very big malls out there, each of them very unique in their own way.
From the Iran mall to the Dubai Mall, the SM Megamall in the Philippines, the CentralWorld in Bangkok Thailand, there are very big malls in the world. Which of these wins the race to be the biggest mall in the world?
In this article, we are going to take you around the world to look at which the biggest mall in the world is.
In all of this, though, many online portals have captured the Iran Mall in Iran as the biggest mall in the world.
We shall take a look at some of the biggest malls in the world and then zoom in to the one that wins the accolade as the biggest mall in the world.
Biggest Mall in the world
There are several big malls in the world and that makes it difficult to tell which one is the biggest mall in the world.
Before we go ahead, let us look at some of the biggest malls in the world.
The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is seen as the biggest mall in the world, though this is disputable.
The Dubai Mall has a total retail floor area of 502,000 square meters (5,400,000 sq ft).
According to information on the Dubai Mall online, the mall attracts about 54 million people from different parts of the world annually.
The Dubai Mall was opened on November 4, 2008.
Biggest mall in the world: The South China Mall
The South China Mall is among the biggest malls in the world.
The South China Mall is located in Wanjiang Shangquan, Dongguan, China.
It is the largest shopping mall in the world when measured in terms of gross leasable area, and third in terms of total area.
The South China Mall was opened in 2005.
Biggest mall in the world: The West Edmonton Mall in Canada
The West Edmonton Mall in Canada, covering a gross area of about 490,000 m2 (5,300,000 sq ft), and holding over 800 stores and services including nine attractions, two hotels, and over 100 dining venues in the complex, it is not for nothing that this mall is regarded as one of the biggest in the world.
As to whether it is the outright biggest mall in the world is a story for another day but no one can ever dispute the fact that it is indeed a very big mall.
1 Utama Mall
This mall is in Malaysia.
The mall has a land area of 5,590,000 square feet (519,000 m2) and contains 713 stores.
It is the largest shopping mall in Malaysia and the seventh-largest shopping mall in the world.
The mall was opened in September 1995 with renovation works in 2011.
The CentraWorld in Thailand
Located in Bangkok, Thailand, CentralWorld is among the biggest malls in the world.
It includes a hotel and office tower, owned by Central Pattana.
In 2006, after years of renovations to give the design and other departments of the mall a facelift, CentralWorld was expanded to 550,000 m2 (5,900,000 sq ft) of shopping mall and 830,000 m2 (8,900,000 sq ft).
Biggest Mall in the world: The Iran Mall
The Iran Mall appears to be winning the race as the biggest mall in the world.
The Iran Mall is a shopping mall located in northwest Tehran, Iran, by Chitgar Lake.
The Iran Mall in Iran is the biggest mall in the world.
The Iran Mall has a total land area of about 1,950,000 m2 and a GLA of 1,450,000 m²; this is equal to the area of The Dubai Mall and New South China Mall combined.
The first phase of the Iran Mall includes some 700 shops, a 20,000 square meter hypermarket, a fashion avenue, a diamond and crystal atrium, three food courts with more than 200 restaurants.
The mall also has a 3,300 square meter book garden with 67,000 volumes of books and several book stores.
The roof of the mall serves as a sports complex with long routes for hiking, cycling, and public activities.
It includes 15 sports fields, tennis courts, a 12,000 square meter ice rink, and swimming pools.