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Inside Dubai Mall, The Biggest Shopping Mall On The Planet

• businessinsider, Megan Willett and Kim Bhasin
 This is the Dubai Mall — an absolutely massive shopping center in Dubai, UAE that's part of the $20 billion Burj Khalifa complex.

It first opened in 2008 to much fanfare, and it boasts a variety of things to do aside from shop at its 600+ stores. The mall has a 22-screen movie theater, a replica of London's Regent Street, an Olympic-sized ice skating rink and much more.

The mall is now the world's most-visited shopping destination, having attracted upwards of 54 million visitors in 2011.

It has such a reputation that Apple may be interested in opening its first store in the Middle East there, according to the Dubai Chronicle.