The new $680m Nakheel Mall on the Palm Jumeirah will start on site later this year with a view for completion in 2016.
In a statement spelling out more details of the project announced last week, developer Nakheel said the building complex will spread over 424,000m2 and contain 200 shops, including a 4,200m2 supermarket and a pair of anchor department stores.
The company said that it has already received interest from “global and international” retail operators on taking space within the mall, which will be built over five above-ground levels and have three levels of basement parking for 4,000 cars. It will also house a 1,000m2 indoor garden and a 180m viewing deck offering views over the palm development and the Dubai skyline.
The project will also include a 200-room, five-star hotel with direct mall access, 200 serviced apartments and a swimming pool, restarant and lounge.
Nakheel chairman Al Rashid Lootah said: “Nakheel Mall will bring a new dimension to shopping, dining and leisure in Dubai. It will enhance the services and facilities available to residents of Palm Jumeirah, and provide an exciting new destination for people across the UAE, including the millions of tourists who visit our country each year.”
The mall will also be linked to the Palm Jumeirah monorail system.