Dubai’s Nakheel has finalised contracts for the construction of Deira Mall, its new shopping, dining and entertainment destination, valued at $1.66 billion and set to be the largest mall in the Middle East.
Led by United Engineering Construction (UNEC), the construction for the project is scheduled to commence in Q1 of this year and will be completed in 2021.
Deira Mall will comprise more than 1,000 stores, cafes, restaurants and entertainment outlets.
The mall’s spotlight feature will be a ground-breaking retractable glass roof, which will flood the space with natural light and allow for open-air shopping during the cooler months.
Remarking on the enormous project was chairman, Nakheel, Ali Rashid Lootah: “Nakheel’s existing and upcoming developments are playing a vital role in delivering the Government of Dubai’s vision. Deira Mall combines cutting edge design, world-class facilities and a stunning location to bring a new dimension to Dubai’s retail sector.
“With its top-flight shopping, dining and entertainment offering, the mall will provide endless attractions for residents of Deira Islands, the wider UAE community and the millions of tourists who visit Dubai each year,” he concluded.