The Dubai Mall is the world’s largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. The Mall’s Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, developed and operated by Oceanis Australia Group, officially earned the Guinness World Record for the world’s “Largest Acrylic Panel” (32.88 m wide × 8.3 m high × 750 mm thick and weighing 245,614 kg). The Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is a large fishtank in The Dubai Mall, hosting thousands of fish and other underwater wildlife for visitors and residents to watch. If you want to get closer to the sharks you can pay to walk through the tunnel which takes you through the tank. Most people find the free view from the mall is entertainment enough. Huge grouper fish and sharks jostle with rays and shoals of smaller fish and there are often divers swimming inside carrying out the necessary maintenance. This is one to keep the kids quiet for a few minutes – until they spot the gigantic Candylicious sweet store behind them!