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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

Last updated on: April 2, 2012 10:35 IST

Image: A family takes a sampan ride on a canal inside Villagio Mall, a popular shopping area in Doha.
Photographs: Fadi Al-Assaad/Reuters.

Malls have turned into hotspots for shopping, entertainment and adventure.

Shoppers can go on a boat ride in a mall in Qatar, spot penguins at the snow park and even go skiing in a mall in Dubai.

Take a tour across the world's most stunning malls...

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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A newlywed couple takes a sampan ride on a canal inside a shopping centre at the Marina Bay Sands integrated resort in Singapore.

The world's second-most expensive gambling complex after MGM Resorts' CityCenter in Las Vegas was formally opened on Wednesday after a soft launch in April and economists said the numbers it had forecast could help bolster the economy.

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A general view shows luxury 5-star Dubai Mall Hotel that overlooks the world's tallest tower in Dubai, the Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
   
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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

Image: King Penguins walk in Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates during a media briefing.
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Dubai's indoor mountain-themed ski park, chilled to a constant -1 degree Celcius to -2 degrees Celcius and covered with snow, welcomed five Gentoo and five King penguins from SeaWorld San Antonio.

The colony of penguins were born and bred in captivity, and will be one of the main attractions at the snow park.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

Image: People walk near the fashion dome at the shopping center Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.
Photographs: Jumana El Heloueh/Reuters.

Gulf economies are continuing to grow strongly but amid a mammoth array of discounts, raffles and spending sprees at this year's Dubai Shopping Festival, there are signs consumers are becoming more value-conscious and think twice about lavishing cash after months of instability in the global economy.

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Customers walk through the hall of a local shopping mall beneath red lanterns put up as Spring Festival decorations in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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People watch a performer at the shopping center Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

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People walk outside a shopping mall in Baghdad.

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People walk inside a shopping mall in Baghdad.

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Models pose next to the replica of a Formula One race car at a shopping mall in Bangkok. The replica was made using 2,615 bottles of the "Red Bull" energy drink and it celebrates Red Bull Racing's results in the F1 Grand Prix.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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A giant Christmas tree stands in the middle of Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris ahead of the holiday season in the French capital, Paris.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls


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A shopping mall is lit up with Christmas lights in Hong Kong.

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A general view of the East Gate Mall building, located on the corner of Robert Mugabe and Sam Nujoma roads in the central business district (CBD) of the capital Harare.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls


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Window cleaners dressed as Santa Claus and a reindeer clean a window during an event to celebrate the upcoming Christmas holiday season at a shopping mall in Tokyo.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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Christmas shoppers walk through Zlote Tarasy Shopping Mall in Warsaw.

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View of the Galeries Lafayette department store with Christmas lights in Paris.

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People stroll at a shopping mall in central Ankara.

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Arab tourists walk past a Christian Louboutin store at Dubai Mall shopping centre in Dubai.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls


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A shop attendant sits in front of a wall of laptops at a computer mall in Taipei.

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Shoppers walk in The Dubai Mall, one of the world's largest shopping centres in Dubai.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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A view of signage for a Bloomingdales department store at the Santa Monica Place mall in Santa Monica, California.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls


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Customers look at a giant rabbit-shaped decoration made of white roses and lilies for the upcoming Chinese Spring Festival at a shopping mall in Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

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A view of a section of Nakumatt's shopping hall in an upper-market area of Nairobi.

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Visitors look at thousands of teddy bears arranged in a shape of a tree hang from the ceiling of a shopping mall in Beirut, as part of Christmas decoration.

The display was part of a charity campaign "Small Bear Big Heart" to sell 2,000 bears with the proceeds going to the Lebanese autism society.

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A man stands inside a snow globe as part of Christmas decorations near a shopping centre in Taipei. 

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The lobby of a shopping mall is decorated with Christmas decorations in Kuala Lumpur. 

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Shoppers walk inside Villagio Mall, a popular shopping area in Doha.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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Shoppers wait outside Ion Orchard shopping mall on Orchard Road before Earth Hour in Singapore.

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A tour of the world's 30 stunning malls

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Sales representatives are seen during work hours at a Damas store in a shopping mall in Dubai.

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People walk in a shopping mall in Caracas.


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