Dubai Mall – the world’s second largest shopping mall (by total area – 502,000 m²) and 26. by gross leasable area. Opened in May 2009, it used to be the world’s largest shopping mall and in 2011 – the most visited builiding (54 million people). The Dubai Mall is a part of Downtown Dubai complex and includes more than 1200 shops (and among them – the biggest candy shop in the world) and apart from that:
- art in the mall: indoor (Waterfall, Wild King) and outdoor (Dandelions, Love Me),
- Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo,
- Dubai Dino,
- traditional souk,
- next to the mall: Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain.
Wild Kong, a sculpture by French artist Richard Orlinski, it is a reinterpretation of King Kong creature. This artwork is located in Dubai Mall – ground floor, near Apple store (before at Address Downtown Crossing).
Wild Kong’s twin brother roars in London: I’m a fan of modesty (by Travel with Intent).