Dubai is getting a massive "tech-driven" mall
Dubai is adding another fancy mall to its portfolio which already includes the likes of Mall of the Emirates – the region’s first and only mall with an indoor ski slope, The Dubai Mall – the largest mall in the world.
This one will be called Dubai Square and it will, get this, be bigger than The Dubai Mall in terms of gross leasable area. It feature offer a whopping 8.7 million sq ft of retail space - that's the size of more than 100 football fields.
The mall developed by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding will be located in the Dubai Creek Harbour and is expected to visitors from across the globe thanks to its unique layout and design inspiration. The project was inspired by some of the world’s leading shopping destinations such as the London’s Oxford Street, Los Angeles’ Beverly Hills and Paris’ iconic Champs-Élysées.
Dubai Square will feature an underground extension that will link all of its visitors directly to Dubai Creek Tower. It will also be home to the largest Chinatown in the Middle East as well as a sports arena, a waterpark and a neat ice park. It will also be boast a number of retail outlets and restaurants, of course.
The mall also will have a uniquely distinct “tech-driven” focus that will offer customers the option of shopping via desktop, mobile or, simply, at the retail store – which will feature fancy technology like mobile apps, quick checkout solutions, search and barcode scanning applications as well as radio-frequency identification technology – impressive.
Speaking on the news, the chairman on Dubai Holding said: “Dubai Square is our new retail and leisure destination, and with this we aim to actually redefine the shopping experience by introducing a variety of innovative concepts. This is our latest endeavour to bring the best to Dubai, as part of Dubai Holding’s promise, ‘for the good of tomorrow’.”