25 Largest Shopping Malls In The World

Posted by , Updated on June 19, 2018

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As western consumerism spreads its money-making tentacles into the far corners of the globe, countries without grocery stores are now building shopping facilities so big they can’t even find enough vendors to fill them. In fact, 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.


25

Centro Comercial Aricanduva

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Along with Centro Comercial Santafé (#24), 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.”

24

Centro Comercial Santafé

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

23

South Coast Plaza

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The smallest of only three North American malls on this list, South Coast Plaza is an upscale-luxury shopping center in Costa Mesa, California, about 2.8 million square feet in size.

22

Morocco Mall

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As 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.

21

Mall of America

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Also known as MOA, 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.



20

King of Prussia Mall

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Located in Pennsylvania, the largest shopping mall in the United States covers nearly 3 million square feet.

19

SM City Cebu

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On 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.

18

Mal Artha Gading

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Located 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.

17

High Street Phoenix

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This shopping mall in Mumbai, India, boasts a five-star hotel, multiplex, and residential tower.

16

Berjaya Times Square

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Dubbed 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.

15

SM Megamall

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Consisting 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.

14

West Edmonton Mall

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Located 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.

13

The Dubai Mall

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

12

Jamuna Future Park

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Open 24 hours in Dhaka, Bangladesh, this mall is the largest in South Asia at 4 million square feet.

11

SM Mall of Asia

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Found in Bay City, Philippines, the Mall of Asia attracts roughly 200,000 people every day.

10

Sunway Pyramid

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Well known for its Egyptian style pyramid with a lion standing guard at the front, this Malaysian shopping center covers over 4 million square feet.

9

Istanbul Cevahir

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Located in Istanbul, Turkey, this is the largest shopping mall in Europe. 

8

Mid Valley Megamall

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Consisting of a shopping mall, an office tower block, 30 offices, and 2 hotels, this shopping center is located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

7

Isfahan City Center

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Covering 6.5 million square feet, Isfahan City Center includes a 5-star hotel, a shopping center, and an international finance center.

6

CentralWorld

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Found in Bangkok, Thailand, this shopping plaza includes a hotel, a tower, and covers over 1 million square meters.

5

Fars Shopping Complex

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Also known as the Persian Gulf Complex, this is a 4.5 million square foot shopping center located in Shiraz, Iran.

4

1 Utama

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As the largest shopping mall in Malaysia, 1 Utama covers an area of 5 million square feet.

3

SM City North EDSA

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Located in Quezon City, this is the largest shopping mall in the Philippines and the third largest in the world at 482,878 square meters of leasable space.

2

Golden Resources Mall

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Earning the nickname “Great Mall of China,” this 6 million square foot shopping center can be found in Beijing.

1

New South China Mall

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The New South China Mall is the largest in the world and was also once the most unoccupied with over 99% of its space being unused. However, after retargeting it’s clientele and making a few other key changes, that’s no longer the case.

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