It is no longer the largest shopping centre in the world − that title has belonged to The Dubai Mall since 2008 − but the Mall of the Emirates is definitely still the craziest shopping centre in the world. It has a ski slope, après-ski bar and ski chalets, hundreds of clothing stores and approximately 100 bars and restaurants. The mall is also home to two 5-star hotels, a theatre, a multiplex cinema and the largest Harvey Nichols outside of England.
Men in pearly white dishdashas make their way through the snow as they trip over their skis to get onto the chairlift. The enormous panorama windows in the Mall of the Emirates offer a surreal view of a ski slope in the desert. All of it is way over the top − as one can expect in Dubai. This shopping centre is equipped with every modern convenience, including a triple-level parking garage with 7,000 parking spaces and its own subway station.
“The Mall of the Emirates boasts 3 floors with around 500 shops”