Billed as one of Asia’s biggest shopping malls, the Lulu Shopping Mall was opened to public on 10th March. Built at a cost of over Rs.1,0600 crore, the mall is spread over 2.5 million square feet of space and is owned by EMKE group of United Arab Emirates (UAE) businessman M.A. Yousuf Ali, who hails from Kerala. The mall has nine theatres, 16 pairs of escalators, elevators and travelators. There is a 3,500-seat multi-cuisine food court and parking for 3,000 cars.