Spacious, modern and air conditioned, Abu Dhabi’s malls are a welcome escape from the summer heat and offer a world of choice when it comes to shopping. For designer brands at affordable prices, look no further than Doral’s Dolphin Mall It’s Miami’s largest outlet shopping center with more than 240 stores including Calvin Klein Factory Outlet, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue’s Off 5th and Tommy Hilfiger Company Store.
When the shopping mall format was developed by Victor Gruen in the mid- 1950s , signing larger department stores was necessary for the financial stability of the projects, and to draw retail traffic that would result in visits to the smaller stores in the mall as well.
The location of escalators, the grouping of shops, the framing of views, the lighting and many other details are well planned with the intention to keep the visitors staying inside the malls as long as possible and to direct them to walk pass as many shops as possible, and thus increase the chance of earning money from them.
Singapore shopping malls are diverse too; a trip to Little India’a 24-hour Mustafa Centre certainly makes for a memorable experience, and VivoCity, near Sentosa, is so big you could spend a whole week shopping, dining and exploring its various entertainment facilities.
As a world renowned fashionista hub, you’ll find brand names galore in Hong Kong at addresses like The Landmark, Harbour City and Times Square – but it doesn’t end there; the better malls incorporate the full gamut of facilities including fast food, fine dining, massage, movie theatres, children’s activity centres – even ice skating!