Mall of the World – Dubai
Dubai is less a city and more a perpetually ongoing World’s Fair more and more. Crazy thing after crazy thing emerges from that place, but that’s just how Dubai rolls. What other city would build a city inside of itself? (Video)
The announcement video is only showing off a model of Mall of the World, but plans to build the completely indoor, climate-controlled city are very real. It will occupy 48 million square feet, a sixth of which is devoted to the world’s largest shopping mall. Dubai hopes the city will bring in 180 million visitors each year, and considering that they’re building 20,000 hotel rooms, they must be pretty confident in that estimate.
Via Holy Kow!