Emaar Properties has announced the launch of Dubai Hills Mall, a retail district in Dubai Hills Estate, in a joint venture with Meraas.
A regional retail and leisure destination scheduled to open in 2019, Dubai Hills Mall will have a gross leasable area (GLA) of over 2 million sqft. It will be home to more than 750 outlets, including a range of retail and F&B choices.
Dubai Hills Mall will also feature four major family entertainment and leisure centres including a cineplex, a 65,000sqft hypermarket, seven anchor retail experience stores, and parking spaces for over 7,000 vehicles.
The mall offers access from Sheikh Zayed Road, Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim Road and Al Khail Road. Dubai Hills Mall will also have a dedicated link to the Dubai Metro and other public transport.
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 per cent 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.
Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “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.”
He added: Dubai Hills Mall’s location serves several neighbourhoods in Mohammed bin Rashid City and the catchment areas of Arabian Ranches.
Dubai Hills Mall will be a centrepiece of Dubai Hills Estate, one of the largest master-planned communities developed by Emaar Properties as a joint venture with Meraas. It will feature a total green area of over 23 million sqft that includes a championship golf course, and a central park spreading over an area of about 1.9 million sq ft.