Black Friday is this week and what better way to start the short work week with a battle of Shopping Malls? They are a nice package of stores, restaurants and other strange things you might not expect in a Mall. If you live in New Jersey (Like I did) you might understand that a mall isn't just a mall. (After all, NJ is the mall capital of the United States)
They do more than to serve its purpose as a shopping destination. It's a place for leisure activity, a tourist attraction or just random strolls when you have nothing better to do.
If you've been to either of these malls, consider yourself lucky. We've got the Biggest Mall in the United States up against the Biggest Mall in the World. Get your credit cards and piggy banks ready, you might want to book a trip and check out these amazing complexes.The Mall of America
- If you had to guess where the MOA is, you'd think it would be somewhere like New York or Los Angeles. Incorrect: The MOA is located in the Twin Cities suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota. (I guess the Midwest just has a lot of space for a big mall)
- Mall of America has a gross area of 4.2 million sq ft(390,000 m²), with 2.5 million sq ft. (230,000 m²) available as retail space.
- Opened its doors on August 11, 1992
- Has a Nickelodeon Universe indoor theme park featuring roller coasters and rides.
- Make sure to visit Underwater Adventures Aquarium: A 300 foot long tunnel where you can watch 4,500 sea creatures. You can scuba dive and snorkel as well.
- Big stores include Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Nordstrom and Sears.
- Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
- Opened recently on November 4th, 2008.
- Over 12 million sq ft the Dubai Mall has a total internal floor area of 5.9 million square feet and leasable space of 3.77 million square feet.
- What's inside of this mall? A SEGA indoor theme park, a 22 screen Cineplex, a supermarket and 1200 stores.
- If you still need something to do, check out the Dubai Aquarium and the Dubai Ice Rink.
- Big stores include Galleries Lafayette, Debenhams, Bloomingdale's and Marks & Spencer.
For a girl who could spend DAYS in New Jersey malls, I think both malls would be dangerous to visit for me. I have to international and say I'd visit Dubai Mall. Bigger is better and there is a heck of a lot of things I'd also want to see in Dubai.Which mall would you rather go broke for? Do you think Malls are good tourist attractions?