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New, Dh1.2b mall rising in Dubai

Here’s a peek into Dh1.2b Nakheel Mall, which is now 85% complete and will have access to the Palm Monorail and give unrivalled views of the man-made islands

Gulf News Web Report
21:27 March 5, 2018
The under-construction Nakheel Mall, a Dh1.2 billion ($326-million) retail and entertainment destina
The Palm Tower and Nakheel Mall.
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Mall highlights:

► Cost: Dh1.2 billion
► Size: 17 million sq ft
► 25 metre high crystal dome straddling the mall’s Monorail station
►15-theatre VOX Cinemas complex
► 350 shops, restaurants and leisure attractions
► 5 floors
► 3 underground parking levels
► 4,000 parking spaces
► 2 fountains
► 2 waterfalls plunging 65 ft into the mall
► Fine dining roof plaza
► Spectacular views of The Palm Jumeirah island, Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline

The Dh1.2-billion Nakheel Mall is rising at the heart of the Palm Jumeirah. The mall will also be the access point for the 240-metre ascent to the public viewing deck at The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s 52 storey hotel and residential project, rising adjacent to the mall. Gulf News file picture

Dubai: Construction of Nakheel Mall, the Dh1.2 billion retail and entertainment destination at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, is now 85 per cent complete, with fit out also under way at major outlets at the mall, master developer Nakheel said on Monday.

The news comes as a giant, 600-tonne tower crane is removed from the construction site, signalling a major milestone in Nakheel Mall’s progress.

All under and above ground floor and ceiling work has been completed, with interior works, such as granite and glass fixing, well on track.

Meanwhile, the centre piece of the mall – a 25 metre high crystal dome that will straddle the mall’s Monorail station – is also taking shape.

Inside the mall, fit out of the 60,000 sq ft, 15-theatre VOX Cinemas complex has begun, with more retailers due to start fitting out shortly.

Nakheel Mall, part of Nakheel Malls’ Dh16 billion expansion that will take its total retail space to over 17 million sq ft, has 350 shops, restaurants and leisure attractions across five floors, plus three underground parking levels with 4,000 spaces.

An artist's view of the Nakheel Mall and the Palm Tower, which will be connected to the Monorail. — Gulf News File

Features include two fountains, two waterfalls plunging 65 ft into the mall and a fine dining roof plaza with spectacular views of the island, Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline.

Access to public viewing deck at 240 metres

The mall will also be the access point for the 240-metre ascent to the public viewing deck at The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s 52 storey landmark hotel and residential building, also at an advanced stage of construction.

The Palm Tower comprises a 289-room St Regis hotel and 432 luxury apartments, topped off by one of the world’s highest infinity pools on the 50th floor.

Above that is a 51st storey restaurant complex, with the rooftop viewing deck, offering awe-inspiring views across island, sea and city views on the 52nd level.

Large-scale projects

Other large-scale projects in Nakheel Malls’ growing portfolio include Deira Mall, the Middle East’s largest mall, for which an Dh4.2 billion construction contract was signed last month; Deira Islands Night Souk; Al Khail Avenue; The Circle Mall; Nad Al Sheba Mall; Warsan Souk; Discovery Gardens Mall; and major expansions to Ibn Battuta Mall and Dragon Mart. Nakheel Malls currently has 4.5 million sq ft of retail space in operation, with another 12.5 million sq ft on the way.

Nakheel Mall is one of a host of new Nakheel developments — across the residential, retail, hospitality and tourism sectors — on Palm Jumeirah.

Among the others are the iconic PALM360 two-tower hotel and residential complex featuring a Raffles hotel, Raffles-branded residences including 12,000 sq ft penthouses, and the world’s largest sky pool.

The Pointe, The Palm Promenade, Palm West Beach, The St Regis Beach Club and Palm Beach Residences are also under construction or development.