20 Biggest Malls in the world

Malls are not just a shopping place now; rather, it has become a lifestyle hub to do many such activities like shopping, entertainment including sports, cinemas, and a lot more.

If you are a travel enthusiast and shopaholic at the same time then you just go through the article and find out the biggest mall around the globe especially find out the biggest mall in your next planned tourist place.

We have enlisted the malls here seeing their gross leasable area, total revenue-generating area, and some other factors. Have a look and pick the malls you are willing to visit for sure. 

Biggest Malls in the world

1. Iran Mall

  • Situated- Chitgar Lake, Tehran
  • Area-14.5 Million Sq Metres

Iran Mall has topped the list being the biggest shopping mall in the world which is situated near Chitgar Lake in northwestern Tehran, Iran.

There is a hypermarket, Diamond and Crystal Atrium, Fashion Avenue, three food courts, a three thousand three hundred square-metre book garden, and the cinema hall. The roof of the mall serves as a sports complex, with extensive routes for biking, hiking, a 12,000 square metre Ice rink, and a pool.

2. New South China Mall

  • Situated- Dongguan, China
  • Area- 6.5 Million Sq Metres

South China Mall in Dongguan, China comes second on the list which includes a musical fountain, mosque, a food court & a hotel. The mall has space for up to 2,350 retail stores also. As the mall was unable to attract tenants for more than a decade, it was named as ‘dead mall’.

3. SM City Tianjin

  • Situated- Tianjin, China
  • Area- 5.6 Million Sq Metres

SM Supermalls is a mall chain with 72 malls located throughout the country, and more than two dozen are under planning. SM Tianjin is the second-largest mall in the world in terms of gross leasable space & among the top shopping centre managers across Southeast Asia.

4. Golden Resources Mall

  • Situated- Beijing, China
  • Area- 5.57 Million Sq Metres

Golden Resources Shopping Mall was first opened in Beijing in 2004 then it was the world’s biggest mall with 6.25 million square feet of retail space which was spread across six levels. At the time of its inauguration, it was the world’s largest retail outlet in the gross leasing area.

5. CentralPlaza WestGate

  • Situated- Nonthaburi, Thailand
  • Area- 5.5 Million Sq Metres

Central Plaza Westgate is the largest mall in Thailand comprising stores and cinemas. The mall was reopened in the year 2017 after its first inauguration in 2015. CentralPlaza WestGate has 6 floors with more than 1000 stores and 7700 parking spaces.

6. CentralWorld

  • Situated- Bangkok, Thailand
  • Area- 5.5 Million Sq Metres

The sprawling mall is home to designer brands shops, boutiques, gadget stores, books, designer furniture, bookshops and also international food and beauty salons, banks as well as dining options, and a skating arena.


  • Situated- Bangkok, Thailand
  • Area- 5.25 Million Sq Metres

ICONSIAM is a mixed-use shopping mall situated in Thailand. It is among the largest malls for shopping in Asia and it includes hotels and lodging too. The development of the mall is planned in a joint venture of Thai designers and Siam Pivot Group, MQDC Magnolia Quality Development with Charoen Pokphand Group.

8. Mall of America

  • Situated- Bloomington, Minnesota
  • Area- 5.2 Million Sq Metres

Mall of America, one of the most popular tourist spots in the United States, gathers crowds for 400 events throughout the year, including various fashion performances, celebrity appearances, etc. 

There are more than 520 shops including an aquarium, the huge Lego store, 14 movie theatres, Nickelodeon theme park, and lots more things.

9. 1 Utama

  • Situated- Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
  • Area- 4.65 Million Sq Metres

1 Utama is one of the biggest shopping centres in Malaysia. Utama includes a range of retail zones, cafes, restaurants, and sports facilities, as well as the rainforest and a bus stop with international and national amenities, etc. 

10. The Dubai Mall

  • Situated- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Area- 5 Million Sq Metres

 The Dubai Mall has the world’s largest candy store and a five-star luxury hotel, more than 20 screens for cinemas, and numerous cafes and restaurants. There are also more than 1,200 stores, one of the largest aquariums in the mall. 

11. SM City North

  • Situated- Quezon City, Philippines
  • Area- 4.9 Million Sq Metres

SM City North is 11th on our list and is the largest mall in the Philippines having 5 major blocks. Two of the blocks consist of office space, two are used for parking and the other three have retail stores, entertainment zones, and others.

12. SM Megamall

  • Situated- Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • Area- 4.7 Million Sq Metres

SM Megamall consists of two main structures linked with a bridge. The mall includes more than 1200 stores, 270 plus dining options, an IMAX Theatre, and a skating rink along with The SM Store, a department store that serves 150,000 plus customers each day.

13. SM Seaside City Cebu Mall

  • Situated-  Cebu City, Philippines
  • Area- 4.7 Million Sq Metres

SM Seaside City Cebu comes with many office buildings, residential units, and a hotel. Not only that, but the mall also includes an amusement centre, an Olympic-sized skating rink, a big-format theatre & six additional cinemas.

14. Isfahan City Centre

  • Situated- Isfahan, Iran
  • Area- 4.6 Million Sq Metres

Isfahan City Centre, one of the largest shopping malls in the world, is situated within the town of Isfahan. After the inauguration in 2012, till date, the City Centre houses more than 750 stores, many restaurants, entertainment centres, as well as an upscale supermarket.

15. Persian Gulf Complex

  • Situated- Shiraz, Iran
  • Area- 4.5 Million Sq Metres

Persian Gulf Complex is Located in the city of Shiraz which is the capital of the Fars Province, it is home to the lavish Burj Fars International hotel as well as outdoor and indoor tennis courts, swimming & a convention centre, and a Helipad.

16. İstanbul Cevahir

  • Situated- Istanbul, Turkey
  • Area- 4.2 4.5 Million Sq Metres

İstanbul Cevahir comes to be 16th on the list with the exclusive facilities of having various shops, food courts, cinema halls, bowling halls, stages for grand events and gatherings, etc. But the most exciting thing about the mall is that there is a small roller coaster inside the mall. 

17. West Edmonton Mall

  • Situated- Alberta, Canada
  • Area- 3.77 Million Sq Ft

This is one of the biggest malls in America, having many cafes, restaurants, and shops in the mall. But the main attraction of the mall is that in the mall there is the world’s largest indoor amusement park & world’s largest indoor waterpark. Not only that but there is also a movie hall, bowling hall, ice palace, golf course like other biggest malls. 

18. New Century Global Centre

  • Situated-  Chengdu, China
  • Area- 4 Million Sq Metres

New Century Global Centre, the building with the largest floor area, has an amazing water park, a grand InterContinental Hotel, a pirate ship, a university complex, many conference rooms and offices in it.

19. Berjaya Times Square

  • Situated- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Area- 3.44 Million Sq Ft

Berjaya Times Square has 1,000 plus retail shops, 1 food court,2 amusement parks, and has more than 2.6 million visitors per month. The main key point of the mall is that there is the thing called “1st Avenue ”, almost the same as New York’s  Fifth Avenue.

20. Siam Paragon

  • Situated- Bangkok, Thailand
  • Area3.22 Million Sq Ft

Siam Paragon is last on our list. It is one of the largest malls in Thailand having a variety of shops, food courts, a cinema hall, an aquarium, a karaoke centre, an art gallery, and a concert hall.

The above mentioned are the top 20 biggest Malls in the world. Let us know which mall you have visited and the biggest mall near your location in the comment section.

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