The Yard comprises Last Exit D89 Al Khawaneej, as well as a extension courtyard known as The Barn.
Meraas has announced that it has begun work on the third phase of ‘The Yard’ development in Dubai.
The 18,580sqm expansion is slated to be delivered in Q4 of 2019 and will add new indoor and outdoor attractions.
The developer says the third phase will transform the development into a ‘social hub where families and friends can shop, dine, hang out, entertain and have fun’. In a statement group chairman Abdulla Al Habbai said Meraas has its sights set on the big picture and seeks to create enriching experiences for people to come together, connect and grow.
“This is linked directly to the communities that we impact through our presence. We look for opportunities to answer the needs of the community and The Yard has become, in many ways, the heart of a rich residential area in Al Khawaneej. Through making deliberate extensions to The Yard, we will give families in the neighbourhood more chances to spend time together. This is in line with the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to make Dubai a city of happy, healthy and empowered people,” Al Habbai said.
Géant plans to open a 4,650sqm curated hypermarket space at The Yard. Roxy Cinemas will also open a cinema at The Yard and is planning to offer ‘premium services and luxury seating worthy of Platinum and Gold lounges’.
The destination will also play host to fashion and apparel brands, restaurants and cafes, and service providers such as telecommunication and banking. Meraas says a gym and fully equipped health centre will also open at the location.
The Yard is expected to be spread over 260,000 sqm once it is completed.