Dubai opens mega mall on Tuesday
26 January 2009 07:43
While Londoners are still in awe of the launch of the massive Westfield shopping centre in west London, the United Arab Emirates has once again outdone all competition.
Tomorrow's historic opening will mark the largest-ever launch of a shopping centre in the world in terms of retail offerings, with an unbelievable 600 outlets beginning trade.
As well as attracting foreign visitors with a range of western outlets - including Waitrose and Hamleys - the store also features the spectacular Dubai Aquarium & Discovery Centre.
"The Dubai Mall is a one-of-its-kind experience in the region and marks the future of retail in the region by reinventing the shopping experience for the whole family," commented the mall's general manager, Yousif Al Ali.
He added: "Dubai has already established its place in the world as one of the best business and tourism destinations, and The Dubai Mall as an ambassador for Dubai, will highlight to the world the capabilities and strengths of this city."