- 1 About Forum Istanbul
- 2 Entertainment
- 3 Services inside Forum Istanbul
- 4 Shops Inside Forum Istanbul
- 5 Transportation
About Forum Istanbul
Forum Istanbul, the biggest shopping and leisure destination in Europe
Located in the Bayrampaşa district of Istanbul on a construction area of a total of 495,000 square meters, Forum Istanbul is the biggest mall not only in Turkey, but across Europe. On a leasable area of 175,000 square meters, Forum Istanbul hosts 265 local and international brands as well as global giants such as IKEA, Decathlon, and H&M; to satisfy every shopping need. The shop mix not only focuses on fashion but is strong in every category from home decoration to sports, from electronics to children. Besides a wide range of retail, Forum Istanbul is also noteworthy with its leisure offering, its customer services that create a difference, year-round events and extraordinary architecture.
At Forum Istanbul, there are a total of 11 different entertainment concepts built on a total area of 30,000 square meters. The two most important attractions are Turkuazoo, the first giant aquarium in Turkey, and Jurassic Land, the biggest themed park in Europe. Other leisure units are, Cinemaximumcinemas, Funlab entertainment centre, Atlantis Bowling, Tiox virtual world, Sihirli Eller children’s club, Gmax reverse bungee, Flyride Helicopter Tour Simulation, ice rink and mini golf course. In addition to leisure attractions, various national and international events held throughout the year attract visitors from all over the city.
Forum Istanbul is at the geographic center of the city, connected by two major highways E5 and the TEM (Trans-European Motorway). It also has a metro stop within its premises and offers free parking for 5000 vehicles.
A favourite among families with children
Forum Istanbul makes a difference with its customer services, particularly for families with children to spend a comfortable and pleasant day. In addition to the strollers that can be obtained free of charge from the information desks, there are seven baby care rooms with diaper vending machines, microwave ovens and baby bottle heaters where mothers can breastfeed their babies, and look after them. The eight family rooms inside the mall have been designed for the toilet care requirements of families with small children. At the food court, baby feeding chairs, microwave ovens and baby bottle heaters are available. Forum Istanbul also offers educational entertainment for children at Sihirli Eller Children’s Club while their parents enjoy shopping.
Services for physically challenged individuals
Forum Istanbul offers wheelchairs available for visitors who are sick and physically challenged, specially designed public phones within the mall, elevators for moving between floors, and lavatories with special designs for the physically challenged, at each level. In order to facilitate social access for visually impaired persons and to make it easier for them to access any area they wish, Forum Istanbul’s special services for the visually impaired is a first in Turkey. The yellow guides outside, the warning signs inside, Braille signs at the entrance of all areas and stores, customer services booklet written in the Braille alphabet, RF signs to help find directions, white canes and audio colour defining devices are offered for the use of the visually impaired.
Architecture and art at Forum Istanbul
The iconic structures, impressive dome, vast alleys of Forum Istanbul have all been designed to offer a rich experience for visitors. Many components influenced by the local architecture can be found at Forum Istanbul. The colours used reflect the shades of the sea and the hues of spices, with references to Istanbul. Components such as domes, courtyards, oriels are all indicators of Turkish architecture.
There are permanent works of art at Forum Istanbul, as in all Forum Malls operated by Multi Development Turkey. The massive iron gate by Turkish sculptor Hanefi Yeter, named “Gate to the World” opens a gate to the world of shopping as well. The work called “Energy” by the Russian artist Daria Bokareva, produced for the 1st International Sculptures Symposium, is also part of the landscaping in Forum Istanbul. Various lighting components within the mall blend function and aesthetics with their designs.
Furthermore, local and global events organised in Forum Istanbul are visited by many tourists every year.
Turkey’s first aquarium Turkuazoo is not just an aquarium it is a new world underwater. Turkuazoo is the perfect place for families who want to spend fun and quality time together. Turkuazoo opened its doors to visitors on October 22,2009 and it is located in Europe’s biggest mall Forum İstanbul.
Jurassic Land invites you to explore the world of dinosaurs. The race of dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago however, these gorgeous creatures reborn at Forum İstanbul. Based on edutainment concept that combines education and entertainment, Jurassic Land built on a huge area of 10 thousand square meters.
Fun Lab Entertainment World
Funlab Entertainment World is redefining the definition of fun. With its world standard entertainment equipment, high technology gaming machines, cheerful personnel and reliable and secure services Funlab is waiting for you in Forum İstanbul.
With its 10 movie saloons and 2450 people capacity, Cinemaximum is one of the biggest movie theaters located in Forum İstanbul.
It is a privilege to experience the fun at Atlantis Bowling. Atlantis Bowling is located in Forum İstanbul.
Tiox Entertainment Center
Tiox Entertainment Center is the perfect place to experience Virtusphere Mega 3D 360 and Max Flight. Tiox Entertainment Center is located in Forum İstanbul – the biggest shopping mall in Europe.
Pirates of Istanbul – Mirror Maze
Experience the amazement of the Mirrormaze, a very popular attraction around the world, and for the first time, opened here in Turkey at Forum Istanbul in ‘The Pirates of Istanbul!’ Join the crew of Pirates as they sail on the infinite “Sea of Mirrors” and search for the treasure at the end!
There is only one way out, and you must use all your powers of observation to solve the riddle and recover the treasure…IF your score is 500 ‘pieces of Gold’ or more, you will WIN and the ‘Pirates of Istanbul’ crew will meet you at the end of your journey where you will receive your valuable reward! Don’t miss this incredible experience, (where you can SEE your own skeleton!) and join our crew of rapscallions and reprobates as they journey on the sea of excitement!
Flyride Helicopter Tour Simulation
Being the first and the only real simulation, Flyride presents various tour options which are composed of with 3d helicopter shootings and enriched with the wind, rain, snow and touching effects.
Services inside Forum Istanbul
|We have vale parking services at Forum İstanbul.||You can benefit from our wireless internet service at any location inside Forum İstanbul.|
|We have taxi services for your comfort.||Forum İstanbul visitors can relax at our resting areas.|
|There are prayer rooms at Forum İstanbul for the visitors who want to practice prayers.||Our visitors can use the pay phone services at many locations.|
|In Forum İstanbul there are play areas for kids to have fun and spend quality time.||Between 10:00 to 22:00, our information desks located on the ground floor and first floor are there to help you with your needs and wishes.|
|You will reach information easily at Forum İstanbul.||Forum İstanbul is making life easy for families with babies.|
|We have many services for patients and visitors with special needs.||Forum İstanbul visitors can use ATM machines for their banking transactions.|
Shops Inside Forum Istanbul
- GAP Kids
- Toyzz Shop
- Park Bravo
- U.S. Polo Kids
- H & M
- Marks & Spencer
- Atlantis Bowling
- Jurassic Land
- Turkuazoo Aquarium
- Burger King
To see all the shops inside, please check:
Take the E5 highway then the “Hal- Otogar” exit and follow the “Kuru Gıda Hali- Otogar” route.
Or, take the TEM highway then the “Otogar” exit and follow the “Karteltepe- Yıldırım- Kocatepe” route.
Catch the IETT buses:
32 (Cevatpaşa-Eminönü) which pass from Kartaltepe
You can also take the subway that runs on the Ataturk Airport- Aksaray line and drop off at the Forum Istanbul Station.
Those coming from the Anatolian side of the city can take the Metro-bus up to the Merter Station and change for the Subway to Aksaray-Istanbul Airport line.
You can visit Forum Istanbul Mall between 10.00 to 22.00.
Latest Movies: http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/sinema/
Address: Forum Istanbul Shopping Center, Kocatepe Mahallesi, Paşa Caddesi 34045 Bayrampaşa – Istanbul