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From Dubai to Thailand: The most sensational shopping malls on the planet

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Overseas property broker Tranio boasts 100,000 listings in 57 countries, working with 500 partners. Given its well-placed position to discuss real estate globally, the firm is responsible for the listing of prestigious shopping centres, which covers countries around the world – from the west, to Middle East and Far East.

According to Tranio, Dubai is the leader when it comes to high end shopping, as it championed the Dubai Mall. It’s the largest in the world and is bigger than 50 football fields, while it comes armed with 1,200 shops and 120 restaurants – so no excuse to roam around naked or hungry.

It shouldn’t be surprised the destination is leading the way forward, as the most luxurious hotel in the world can also be found in Dubai. In May, the “seven-star” Burj Al Arab Jumeirah opened an exclusive outdoor area, which is “pushing boundaries of hospitality”.

Anthony McHale, GM, Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, said: “As the world’s most luxurious hotel, Burj Al Arab continuously evolves and re-invents our guest experience through state-of-the-art facilities. Burj Al Arab Terrace is the ultimate destination for indulgence, socialising and relaxing and is another initiative in our endeavour to delight our guests.

“Burj Al Arab Terrace is our most ambitious project since the hotel was created; it’s a global first in hotel construction with a breakthrough combination of creative marine design, ingenious engineering and guest-friendly planning.”

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And guess what, Dubai also has the second-most magnificent mall in the world and it isn’t even built yet. Following that, the US flexed its architectural muscles to secure rankings three to five – supported by the American Dream. No really, that’s the name of a mall brand.

The UK did find a spot on the list, however, so you may not need to worry about travelling overseas to get your shopping fix, should you prefer to opt for a staycation. That’s right, Westfield Stratford City is in seventh place as the largest shopping centre in Europe.

Meanwhile, the Siam Paragon is in tenth place, boasting over 300 elite brands on site as well as a luxury car dealership.

Discover the finer details of the top ten most magnificent malls in the world on the next page.

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