The Dubai Mall

True to its label of being the land of superlatives, Dubai houses the Dubai Mall — the largest mall in the world. Also known as the home of the Dubai Shopping Festival, it attracts an impressive number of tourists and visitors from all over the world ever year.

This mall just seems to have it all! It has an aquarium and underwater zoo that has over 33,000 marine creatures like sharks and sting rays, snakes and even a king croc.

It also has an ice rink where you can set your spirit free and ice skate, watch a game of ice hockey, take lessons or even dance at the disco sessions.

SEGA Republic in Dubai Mall is a theme park with over 150 amusement games and even an indoor rollercoaster. Kidzania is geared to the little ones, providing a safe and realistic educational environment for children.

Dining options vary from enormous food courts to cafes and bistros lining the waterfront promenade and fine dining in the attached The Address Dubai Mall.

Of course, there are also shops — over 1,200 of them. Level Shoe District, the world’s largest shoe store, is a zone of luxury and design that whips shoe lovers into a complete frenzy. Affordable and luxury apparel, footwear, home furnishings and even a supermarket — it’s all in here!