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Mall Mania Madness 

Want to know about more mind-blowing malls around the world? Read on!

With winter break around the corner, my family is planning to go to the American Dream mall. With an amusement park, kosher food court, water park, and frum department stores, it’s no wonder that it’s most frum families in the tristate area’s idea of vacation fun. Want to know about more mind-blowing malls around the world? Read on!


The Dubai Mall, UAE

Imagine a mall so big, you could fit more than 50 football fields inside! That’s The Dubai Mall in the United Arab Emirates. But maybe naming it the “world’s” largest mall is too small. Let’s try “universe”! Apart from its 1,200+ stores, it houses the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, featuring a 10-million-liter tank with over 33,000 marine animals. Want more? There’s KidZania, an interactive “edutainment” center where you can try different professions, and a virtual reality indoor theme park. And don’t forget the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink where skaters and hockey players can glide. Plus, right outside, the Dubai Fountain puts on a spectacular water and light show that will leave you spellbound. Want to stay the night? No problem, you can book one of the 244 rooms in the attached luxury hotel.

West Edmonton Mall, CANADA

From the creators of American Dream in New Jersey, let’s take a trip north to Canada’s West Edmonton Mall. Not only does it have a water park that hosts the world’s largest indoor wave pool, but it also has Galaxy Land, North America’s largest indoor amusement park, with over 26 rides and attractions. Add Marine Life, an interactive aquarium with sea lions and penguins, and no wonder it’s become Canada’s favorite mall.


Siam Paragon, THAILAND

This mall isn’t just about shopping; it’s an underwater adventure! Boasting The Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, one of the largest aquariums in Southeast Asia, it’s an instant destination spot. You can walk through an underwater tunnel with sharks swimming right above you, and take a glass bottomed boat ride to view 8,000 different creatures. But that’s not all! An entire floor is dedicated to the latest gadgets and games. Attracting over 50 million visitors yearly, it’s one of the most photographed malls in the world!


Mall of America, USA

Are you a LEGO lover? Then you have to check out the Mall of America. Located in Minnesota, it’s big enough to fit nine Yankee Stadiums or 347 Statues of Liberty lying down! It also holds one of the world’s largest LEGO stores. Shoppers can be wowed by life size LEGO models, themed sections, and interactive building centers. Want to stay there forever? No problem! Due to the sheer size of the mall, it’ll take you 86 hours to see every store (provided you only spend 10 minutes in each).


Ala Moana Center, HAWAII

Why is it cool? It’s the largest open air shopping mall in the world! It’s also one of the most profitable malls in the world, and a major tourist destination spot. What does its name mean in Hawaiian? “Path to the ocean,” because it’s right across the street from the water!


Canal City Hakata, JAPAN

In Fukuoka, Japan, Canal City Hakata, or fondly known as “city within the city,” is a shopping experience built around an artificial canal. With shopping, restaurants, two hotels, and a water light show, it’s an architectural masterpiece you don’t want to miss!


(Originally featured in Treeo, Issue 996)

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