Dubai Hills Mall to offer over 2m sq ft of leasable area
Emaar Properties has announced the launch of a new mall development, the Dubai Hills Mall, which it calls a family retail district located in the heart of its Dubai Hills Estate development near the city’s Al Maktoum International Airport.
Scheduled to open in late 2019, the mall will have a gross leasable area (GLA) of over 2 million sq ft and will house more than 750 outlets, said a statement from the Dubai-based developer, which billed the mall as a regional retail and leisure destination set in the 11 million sq m Dubai Hills Estate master-planned community. Dubai Hills Estate is a joint venture between Emaar with Meraas, and features several residential communities of golf-course villas, townhouses and apartments.
The new mall will feature four major family entertainment and leisure centres, including a 20-screen cineplex, a 65,000 sqft hypermarket, seven anchor retail stores and parking for over 7,000 vehicles, said Emaar. It will have access from Sheikh Zayed Road, Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim Road and Al Khail Road, as well as having a dedicated link to the Dubai Metro and other public transport. Other facilities will include F&B outlets and an outdoor concert area.
Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas, said: “Dubai Hills Mall is an innovative concept that will redefine the shopping malls and retail sector of the city. With the retail and trade sector contributing to about 30% of Dubai’s GDP, it is important to ensure its sustained competitiveness through such lifestyle destinations that welcome visitors from around the world in addition to serving the local community. As the centrepiece of Dubai Hills Estate, a smart city of the future, the Dubai Hills Mall will bring incredible value to the mega-development and further energise Dubai’s retail sector.”
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “We are developing Dubai Hills Mall with a fresh concept where the focus is not just on providing retail and leisure choices but also for visitors to create memories and lifestyle experiences. Integrating advanced technology features with the principles of a regional mall, it will be a socially and culturally inspiring space for people, young and old, residents and visitors, to meet, connect and relax.
“Dubai Hills Mall will stand out in the retail sector and support the tourism and hospitality sectors through highly engaging leisure and entertainment attractions. With a choice of event venues, the mall will host year-round activities for families. Elegantly designed and thoughtfully laid out, Dubai Hills Mall’s convenient location serves several established neighbourhoods in Mohammed bin Rashid City and the catchment areas of Arabian Ranches and other lifestyle communities.”