Emmar Malls Group will inaugurate its mall – Dubai Mall- on 30 October 2008. The group claims that it will the largest mall in the region.

The Mall will cover 12 million sq ft of space, and is an integral part of the Downtown Burj Dubai development.

It will feature1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores and more than 120 food and beverage outlets. Adjoining is The Address, Dubai Mall, a 5 star premium hotel with 250 rooms and 450 serviced apartments.

It will also include an aquarium, which will feature 33,000 aquatic animals and representing over 85 different marine species along with an olympic size ice rink. Shoppers will also find, the regions first SEGA indoor theme park, KidZania, a unique 80,000 sq ft children’s ‘edu-tainment’ concept and a 22-screen Cineplex.

The Dubai Mall is expecting some 30 million customers in the very first year, making it one of the most popular local and tourist attractions.