25 Largest Shopping Malls In The World

Posted by on October 31, 2012

As western consumerism continues to spread its money making tentacles into the far corners of the globe countries that not long ago didn’t even have grocery stores are now building shopping facilities so big that they can’t even find enough vendors to fill them. In fact, you’ll find that most of the shopping centers on this list are located in Asia and its surrounding regions. It’s a classic case of the student surpassing the master. These are the 25 largest shopping malls in the world.

Centro Comercial Aricanduva

Centro Comercial AricanduvaAlong with Centro Comercial Santafé (below), this shopping plaza found in Sao Paolo, Brazil is one of the largest in South America. Its slogan is even “Gigante como São Paulo”, which means “Gigantic like São Paulo.”

Centro Comercial Santafé

Centro Comercial SantaféOne of the largest shopping malls in South America, Centro Comercial Santafé has 485 shops, 10 cinemas, and 26 restaurants.

South Coast Plaza

South Coast PlazaThe smallest of only three North American malls on this list, South Coast Plaza upscale-luxury shopping center in Costa Mesa, California.

Morocco Mall

Morocco MallAs the largest shopping center in Africa, Morocco Mall is located in Casablanca on the western coast of Morocco and even offers visitors the possibility of going scuba diving in its million liter aquarium.

Mall of America

Mall of AmericaAlso known as MOA, or the Megamall, this shopping center is located just outside the Twin Cities in the United States and is large enough to fit seven Yankee stadiums within its walls.

King of Prussia Mall

King of Prussia MallLocated in Pennsylvania, the largest shopping mall in the United States covers nearly 3 million square feet.

SM City Cebu

SM City CebuOn an average day over 100,000 people pass through this mall’s doors but even then it is only the fourth largest shopping mall in the Philippines.

Mal Artha Gading

Mal Artha GadingLocated in Jakarta, Indonesia this mall covers 270,000 square meters and features architecture inspired by the silk road as well as the seven wonders of the world.

High Street Phoenix

High Street PhoenixThis shopping mall in Mumbai, India boasts a five star hotel, multiplex, and residential tower.

Berjaya Times Square

Berjaya Times SquareDubbed the “world’s largest building ever built in a single phase”, Berjaya Times Square has a theme park, IMAX theatre, and about 7.5 million square feet of built up area.

SM Megamall

SM MegamallConsisting of two buildings connected by a bridge, the SM Supermall is a huge shopping complex located in Manilla, Philippines and covers over 4 million square feet.

West Edmonton Mall

West Edmonton MallLocated in Edmonton, Canada this is the largest shopping mall in North America. It employs over 23,000 people that work at its over 800 shops, a waterpark, and several other indoor attractions.

The Dubai Mall

The Dubai MallPart of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, the Dubai Mall has over 1,200 shops.

Jamuna Future Park

Jamuna Future ParkUnder construction in Dhaka, Bangladesh this mall will be the largest in South Asia at 4 million square feet.

SM Mall of Asia

SM Mall of AsiaFound in Bay City, Philippines the Mall of Asia attracts roughly 200,000 people everyday.
Syed Balkhi


Syed is a co-founder of List25 and a very successful blogger. He is most famously known for his blog WPBeginner that covers WordPress tutorials, beginners guides on topics like installing WordPress, choosing WordPress hosting, and more.

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  • Simone

    Morocco Mall is not the largest in Africa… It’s the Gateway theatre in South Africa.

  • Eoghan O’Brien

    How about golden Harbor Mall in Shanghai, It’s 480,000 sq metres

  • Saima

    lucky am i …..visited the world’s second largest shopping mall in China….Golden Resource Shopping Mall….Really Beautiful:)

  • http://www.gideon.org Gideon Lamitey

    Facinating malls

  • http://www.gideon.org Gideon Lamitey

    i just admire the malls

  • minhaz khan

    nice mall jamuna future park.

  • Mary

    Mall of America is 4.7 mllion square feet. That makes it larger than King of Prussia.

  • a

    this is wrong isfahan city center is in level 4 not 7

  • Ally Kuchefski

    Syed, this is a well put-together list.

    Would you mind in each of the descriptions giving the city and country where the mall is found?

    For large cities like Beijing and Manila (by the way, there’s at least one misspelling of the name Manila in this post) and Kuala Lumpur, would you mind giving the name of the district or neighborhood within the city where the mall is located?

    If possible, please use the same measure and unit in each description, rather than using square meters in one, and then square feet in another.

  • Michael E. Hines

    Everyone loves it whenever people get together and share ideas.
    Great website, continue the good work!

  • cycracker

    this list should be updated!

    how about the sm seaside city mall in cebu, philippines…


  • alam

    Jamuna Future Park is awesome

  • debayan sen

    Ever heard of lulu mall in Kochi, india????

    • mao ledesma

      lulu mall is only 240,000+ sq. ft. its the size of a typical mall in the philippines.

      • mao ledesma

        240,000 sq. meter i mean.

  • Shamma

    Awesome!! Bangladesh is here! :D

  • Aventura Blog

    How about mentioning Aventura Mall. This shopping mall is located in Miami’s Aventura section and is one of America’s top ranked shopping destinations.

    • rich

      we’re talking about here is how big or large are this mall is, not as how they grade it.

      • zaipamn

        I agree with Rich’s comment. The title speak for itself …

  • Dov Eles

    Description of number 23 is incorrect. It is one of three mall in the United States and one of four on the list in North America. In my experience, most Asian malls (but not all) are very different then Western style malls (store layout, types of stores etc) but they are often much more interesting and so much better!

  • zaipamn

    It’s an honor! Four (4) malls from the Philippines included.