With a total construction area of 495.000 square meters in Bayrampasa, Istanbul, Forum Istanbul is not only the biggest shopping center of Turkey, but also the biggest shopping center of Europe with a rentable area of 176.000 square meters, and 292 national and international brands.

In addition to its rich category and store mix, Forum Istanbul hosts Istanbul Sea Life Aquarium with Europe’s biggest shark family and the first theme park Jurassic Land, and also led the way by incorporating Turkey’s first Legoland Discovery Center.

In addition to big and special entertainment areas, Forum Istanbul also offers 10 separate entertainment concepts together including the Cinemaximum Movie Theaters, Funlab Entertainment World, Atlantis Bowling, Tiox Entertainment Center, Flyride Helicopter Tour Simulation, Magical Hands kids’ club, and sandcastle playground.

Sea Life Istanbul

Sea LIFE is the largest and most visited aquarium chain in the world serving with more than 40 years of knowledge on 51 different locations in 4 continents. Its center in Turkey was founded on an area of 8000 square meters in Bayrampasa Forum Shopping Mall. In the aquarium, there is an underwater ocean tunnel of 83 meters, almost the length of a football field. This is the longest ocean tunnel in Turkey and Europe.

In SEA LIFE Istanbul, about 15,000 marine creatures of over 500 species live in 5 million liters of water in 51 exhibition tanks. These include Turkey’s largest family of sharks and 2 largest sharks, consisting of over 60 sharks of 15 different species, including sand tiger, zebra, and hammock. Huge stingrays over 3 meters in length in different species, belonging to the family of sharks, say hello to visitors in Sea Life Istanbul. Other interesting species included in this vast ocean tank are horseshoe crab, the species of which is 570 million years old or arapaimas whose tongues are about 1.5 meters long and which became a legend of Amazon Indians.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Istanbul

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Istanbul, one of the world’s most famous entertainment centers, offers fun and educational activities for families with children aged 3-10 in an area of 3,000 m2 within Bayrampasa Forum Istanbul Shopping Mall.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul, consisting of 2 million LEGO® parts, has fun LEGO® trips, LEGO® factory tour which tells the secret of Master Model Builder and organized in different concepts each week, 4-D Cinema, birthday room which is specially located for birthday celebrations and special events, theme parks and the first MINILAND in which the most important architectures of Turkey and the world are exhibited together with local artifacts. LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul offers fun minutes not only for children but also for adults with Adult Night activities organized in different concepts. You can buy LEGO® sets and LEGO® pieces in grams in LEGO® store which is not available at any other point of sales. Since its opening, LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Istanbul has been trying to do its best to offer entertaining activities for visitors and make them learn by enjoying. It has been the first and only center in the world to receive the Trip Advisor Excellence Certificate among LEGOLAND® Discovery Centres in the 16 metropolitans with its visitors’ evaluations.

Akasya is a shopping mall located in Acıbadem at the Uskudar part of Istanbul, Turkey covers an area with a GLA of 80.000 sqm. Akasya offers visitors a unique architectural design with 30 m high freeform skylights to provide maximum daylight with a ground floor height of 8 m for shop displays to experience street shopping offering visitors close to 270 stores including 10.000 sqm KidZania Children Edutainment Centre, 15 movie theatres with 2500 seats along with one of Europe’s biggest Imax screen, 360 degrees food court with more than 2000 seats capacity with unique concierge services located at the 2 main entrances, valet parking and with Akasya Park on 10.000 sqm located on the North Entrance of the shopping centre.

Unique and wide shopping experience providing a valuable & affordable luxury brandmix including 1st stores in Turkey of Victoria’s Secret, Crate & Barrel, IRO, Hogan, Rag & Bone, Hackett, Hamleys and as well as the 1st flagship stores opened at the Asian Side of the city such as; Apple Store, Burberry, Tod’s, Hugo Boss, Michael Kors, Sandro Paris, Tumi, Agent Provocateur, Tory Burch, Longchamp, DVF, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kipling, Skechers, Vans, Façonnable, Brooks Brothers, Maje, Ladurée, Under Armour, Guess, Swatch, Vilebrequin, Jo Malone, Furla, Hackett, Folli Follie, Orlebar Brown, O bag, Weekend by Max Mara, Aveda and Armani Collezioni.

AKASYA is the winner in BEST SHOPPING MALL in Europe in “New Developments Large” Category in 2015 ICSC European Shopping Centre Awards.

Akasya Park

Akasya distinguishes itself from existing shopping malls not only by its brand new shopping experience but also by providing its visitors with green spaces for recreation – the green space is located in the very center of Akasya and the blue water canals that run through it make it an important meeting point. Akasya Park provides visitors with a rejuvenating resting area right in the middle of Akasya offers the largest open-air concert space on the Anatolian side of Istanbul. The whole of Akasya Park was designed with the idea to breathe a new air into Istanbul’s social life. Akasya Park is also the winner of “Best Landscape” Award 2016 of The Plan Magazine.

Akasya Meydan (Akasya Event Plaza)

Akasya Meydan is located at the south entrance of the shopping mall and offers visitors extraordinary event services within Akasya, the new meeting point of the city. It is an open-air space that acts as an integral part of the shopping mall.

Shopping is re-defined in Levent -the heart of Istanbul. OzdilekPark Istanbul constructed with a technical infrastructure for the comfort of both visitors and the renters consist of 170 distinguished stores, Ozdilek Hypermarket, electronic market, 3200 m2 common terrace area, children’s playing areas, cinemas and foods&beverages area with a capacity of 1500 people.

OzdilekPark Istanbul is located in the Ozdilek Center near the Büyükdere Street Levent which is one of the most important and lively region of the city.

OzdilekPark Istanbul designed according to the comfort, convenience of the guests as well as having a good time, creates the new style of shopping. 170 distinguished stores all of which are located in 5 floors with full daylight can be easily visited thanks to the high roof wide corridors inside. Moreover, ÖzdilekPark İstanbul will be a wellness center where the guest can have joyful hours with their friends and guests thanks to the 3.200 m2 green terrace it has.

Stores

Some of the international brands in the shopping center are Adidas, adL, Aldo, Calzedonia, D&R, Elle, English Home, Flormar, Gratis, H&M, Intimissimi, Koton, LC Waikiki, Mango, Mavi, MediaMarkt, Nike, Nine West, Pierre Cardin, Samsung, Skechers, So Chic, Superstep, Sunglass Hut, Suwen, Swatch, Toyzz Shop, Twist, U.S. Polo Assn., Xiaomi, Yves Rocher.

Cafes and Restaurants

Some of the food chains in OzdilekPark Shopping Center are Burger King, Carl’s Jr., Chillbox, CoffeShop Company, Cold Stone, Green Salads, HD İskender, KFC, Köfteci Ramiz, Krispy Kreme, Mado, Mcdonald’s, Midpoint, Pizza Hut, Popeye’s, Robert’s Coffee, Sbarro, Starbucks, Subway, Tavuk Dunyasi.

The Egyptian Bazaar (Misir Carsisi in Turkish) is also known as Spice Market. It’s located just behind the Yeni Mosque at Eminonu neighborhood, at the entrance of the Golden Horn. The Bazaar was originally made of wood in the mid-17th century by the architect Kazim Aga and got its final restorations during mid-forties. The name comes from the fact that Egyptians used to sell their spices here and that it once received income from taxes levied on Egypt. Instead, the English name comes from the days when the Bazaar was specialized in selling spices and herbs, medicinal plants and drugs. Lately, there are also shops selling stuff other than spices but you can still see and smell many interesting spices, dried fruits and nuts, teas, oils and essences, sweets, honeycombs, and aphrodisiacs.

The Spice Market has 86 shops inside. Outside there is a plant market on one side and a food market on the other. There are 6 gates of the L-shaped Bazaar. The ceiling is higher respect to Grand Bazaar, and this is also covered with domes.

The Egyptian Bazaar is open daily between 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. except during public or religious holidays. Since 2009 it remains open on Sundays too, between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.