Dubai Mall

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:


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Ξ Dubai Mall webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Dubai


See also:

Dubai World Records: Dubai Mall | The WaterfallWaterfall and ducks | Deep Blue: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo | Fish | The souk | Sugar, ah honey, honey… | To be like 007


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Waterfall and ducks

The Waterfall – opened in January 2009, 24-meter tall indoor waterfall, traversing 4 levels of the Dubai Mall, comprising of 2 cylindrical structures (30 m in diameter), with fibreglass sculptures of divers.



See also:

Dubai World Records: Dubai Mall | Dubai Mall | The Waterfall | Deep Blue: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo | Fish | The souk | Sugar, ah honey, honey… | To be like 007


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Goðafoss

Goðafoss – a waterfall of the river Skjálfandafljót, 12 high, 30 m wide, located on the crossroad of Ring Road and Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. Nerby, downstream there is a smaller waterfall Geitafoss.

The name of the waterfall might mean waterfall of the goð (pagan idols) or waterfall of the goði (chieftain). According to legend, lawspeaker Þorgeir Ljósvetningagoði (Thorgeir Ljosvetningagodi Thorkelsson), after his return in 999/1000 from Alþingi (Althing, national parliament of Iceland located in Þingvellir/Thingvellir), where he had announced Christianity as the official religion of Iceland, threw his Norse gods idols into the waterfall.


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Dettifoss

Dettifoss – a waterfall of the Jökulsá á Fjöllum river, in Jökulsárgljúfur canyon (which is a separated part of Vatnajökull National Park), the largenrst (volume discharge: 193 m³/s) one in Iceland, the second (after the Rhine Falls in Switzerland) most powerful in Europe. Located on Diamond Circle route in Northeastern Region of Iceland. It is 44 m high and 100 m wide. few hundred meters upstream there is broad waterfall Selfoss (11 m high).

Dettifoss is featured in movies: Prometheus (2012) – opening scene – and in Oblivion (2013).

Vatnajökull National Park website

See also:

Jökulsárgljúfur: Glacial River Canyon

Réttarfoss


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