Mall of the Emirates wins 'world's best' title

DUBAI — Mall of the Emirates — currently the largest shopping mall in the Middle East — has been awarded the World's Best Retail Destination of the Year award in the prestigious 2008 Retail City Awards.

The awards to honour excellence in the industry were made at Retail City 2008, the three-day industry showcase for investment and development of real estate for the $100 billion regional retail sector which concluded recently at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

Mall of the Emirates' biggest claim to fame is the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai, one of the largest in the world. In making the award, the judges said no others came close. "A wonderful place for tourists and residents alike, the mall offers a true blend of leisure, retail and food and beverage in a world class retail mall," they added.

More news from Business