First Avenue Mall, hotel to open in Dubai in early 2017

$136m Motor City development will comprise 70 shops, 15 restaurants and a 150-room four-star hotel


A new shopping mall and hotel are set to open in Dubai’s Motor City in the first quarter of 2017 as part of a AED500 million ($136million) investment, it has been announced.

First Avenue Mall, based at the edge of the Dubai Autodrome, will have 70 high-street retailers and 15 casual dining restaurants, according to the Saudi owner and operator Al Tawfeeq for Development and Investment (ATDI).

A four-star 150-room hotel, which adjoins the mall, will be operated by Park Inn by Radisson. The hotel overlooks the race track at the Dubai Autodrome.

First Avenue will be a social and retail hub for the Union Properties-developed Motor City, with a distinct automotive and lifestyle theme. The two-storey development stretches across a 500,000 sq ft area with a one-kilometre roadway linking each end.

First Avenue is designed as an environmentally friendly, contemporary, European-style mall, with indoor and outdoor boulevards and Arabesque influences. The mall expects to attract visitors from densely populated areas in the vicinity. The development will also have a children’s entertainment area, as well as an underground car park with 400 spaces.

“The development meets local demand for an easily accessible retail and hotel experience, with car parking, restaurants and entertainment options right on the doorstep. First Avenue is strategically located to serve a growing and discerning market,” says Dr. Ramy Moussly, General Manager, ATDI.

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