Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Hawaii is a major tourist destination and Honolulu, situated on the island of Oahu, is the main gateway to Hawaii and a major gateway into the United States. The city is also a major hub for international business, military defense, as well as famously being host to a diverse variety of east-west and Pacific culture, cuisine, and traditions. Waikiki is synonymous with open-air shopping. Kakaʻako is a light-industrial district between Downtown and Waikīkī, It is home to two major shopping areas, Ward Warehouse and Ward Centre. Ala Moana is a district between Kakaʻako and Waikīkī and the home of Ala Moana Center, the "World's largest open air shopping center" and the largest shopping mall in Hawaii.