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Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls

Construction Week presents the world's largest malls by gross leasable area

Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
New South China Mall in Dongguan. Gross leasable area (659,612 square metres). Total area (892,000 square metres). The mall has been 99 percent vacant since 2005.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Golden Resources Shopping Mall in Beijing. Gross leasable area (557,419 square metres). In English, the mall has earned the nickname Great Mall of China.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
SM City North EDSA in Philippines, which has a gross leasable area of 482,878 square metres). It is the largest shopping mall in Southeast Asia.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
1 Utama Shopping Centre in Malaysia. Gross leasable area (465,000 square metres).
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Fars Shopping Complex in Shiraz, Iran. Gross leasable area (450,000 square metres). Construction of the mall started in 2006 and was completed in 2011.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
CentralWorld mall in Bangkok. Gross leasable area (429,500 square metres).
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Isfahan City Center in Isfahan, Iran. Being built in four phases. Largest shopping mall in Iran. Gross leasable area (425,000 square metres).
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Mid Valley Megamall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Gross leasable area (420,000 square metres).
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Istanbul Cevahir Shopping and Entertainment Centre in Istanbul. Gross leasable area (420,000 square metres). Istanbul Cevahir was the largest shopping mall in Europe in terms of gross leasable area between 2005 and 2011.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Sunway Pyramid in Bandar Sunway, Malaysia. Gross leasable area (396,000 square metres). One of the mall's most easily recognised designs is the Egyptian-inspired Pyramid with a lion 'standing guard' at the entrance.
Revealed: The world's largest shopping malls
Dubai Mall. The world's largest mall based on total area. However, it is currently only the 13th-biggest mall by leasable area - at 350,000 square foot. Dubai Mall is part of the $20 billion Downtown Burj Dubai development, which is also being built by Emaar Properties. Dutco Balfour Beatty is to build a new fashion avenue between the existing mall and the Burj Khalifa, which will expand its capacity to over 100 million annual visitors.