The Dubai Mall, with its 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores, and over 160 food and beverage outlets is the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination.
The Dubai Mall hosted over 37 million visitors in 2009,and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week. while in 2010 it hosted 47 million. In 2011, Dubai Mall became the world's most-visited shopping and leisure destination, and attracted more than 54 million visitors, the traffic was a 15 per cent increase from 2010 and surpassed 50.2 million visitors to New York City. The numbers also surpass visitor arrivals to all landmark leisure destinations and theme parks in the world including Times Square (39.2 million), Central Park (38 million), and Niagara Falls (22.5 million).
World Records and Achievements
# Largest mall in the world with total area 1,124,000m2.
# Worlds sixth largest mall with Gross Leasable Area (GLA) 350,000m2.
# World’s largest acrylic panel (Aquarium) inside Dubai Mall, which is (32.88 m wide × 8.3 m high × 750 mm thick and weighing 245 tons).
# World’s largest sweet shop "Candylicious" spanning over 10,000 sq ft (930 m2) inside Dubai Mall.
# Dubai Mall records more than 5 million visitors in the month of March,2010 during the one-month Dubai Shopping Festival, setting an all-time record in visitor footfall
# Dubai Mall has been named the best shopping experience on 29 April 2010 by Grazia Style Awards.
# The Dubai Mall hosted a record 37 million visitors in its first year of operation in 2009, and attracts more than 750,000 visitors every week.
# The Dubai Mall hosted a record 47 million visitors in 2010, and broke the record of 37 million visitors received last year, an increase of 27 percent despite the economic crisis.
# The Dubai Mall hosted a record 54 million visitors in 2011, and broke the record of 47 million visitors received last year, an increase of 15 percent.