With approximately 186,000 sqm of GLA, the mall will feature approximately 650 retail and F&B outlets
Emaar has issued a statement noting that work on Dubai Hills Mall is progressing at a steady pace and that the structure of the mall is now 60% complete. The site is said to have 5,000 workers on-site and has achieved 8.8m man hours.
Structural work on the 18-screen cineplex and the first glass skylight has begun as well, along with the mockup work for the facades, skylights, shopfronts, washrooms and other finishes.
The mall is located within the boundaries of the Dubai Hills Estate, a mixed-use megaproject being developed by Emaar and Meraas. The development has an area of over 11m sqm and features an 18-hole championship golf course, the Dubai Hills Park, open green spaces and more.
“Dubai Hills Estate is today one of the most sought-after lifestyle destinations in the city, with strong customer response to our residential launches. With the Dubai Hills Mall, we continue to build on our track-record of delivering exceptional lifestyle destinations with world-class amenities to serve the residents and visitors. The mall will be a vibrant new addition to Dubai’s retail scene, offering retailers the opportunity to be part of one of the largest mega-developments in the city. We are working with leading consultants and contractors for the on-schedule opening of the mall,” said Ahmad Al Matrooshi, MD of Emaar Properties.
Emaar also reiterated the project’s sustainable aspects, saying that it is fitting car parking shades and rooftop shades to serve two purposes; sun-cover and the capture of solar energy through photovoltaic cells. Power generated through the latter will be linked back to the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) grid.
The solar harvesting and shading system is estimated to generate 6.5MW annually and will help the developer save $32.6m in energy costs over 25-years.