A two-storey, 210-metre walkway linking Ibn Battuta Mall and the Dubai Metro, allowing public transport users easy access to the retail outlet.
Shoppers van now enter the mall directly, without having to cross roads and so slow down traffic. The closed corridor is also likely to prove popular in summer.
As the shopping centre expands a mong the new shops opened this year were Marks & Spencer, a Decathlon, United Furniture, Under Armour, Paul, Superdry, Jashanmal and Iconic.
This brings the total amount of shops in the mall close to 400. Ibn Battuta’s first hotel – a 372-room Premier Inn is also looking to open its doors in October. And another 90 outlets, including a 24-hour food court will also open later this year.