Emaar Properties announced the launch of ‘Dubai Hills Mall,’ a family retail district located in the heart of Dubai Hills Estate, a master-planned green oasis set in easy proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and Downtown Dubai.
A regional retail and leisure destination scheduled to open late-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 ‘fast fashion’ retail and F&B choices featuring a wide array of restaurants and cafés.
Dubai Hills Mall will also feature four major family entertainment and leisure centres including a cineplex, a 65,000 sqft hypermarket, seven anchor retail experience stores and dedicated parking spaces for over 7,000 vehicles. The mall will add to the lifestyle choice of residents in Dubai Hills Estate, featuring several residential communities including golf-course villas, thoughtfully designed townhouses and apartments with spectacular views.
The mall offers seamless 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. Active streetscapes and a vibrant boulevard, with F&B outlets, retail stores and an outdoor concert area define it as a family-first destination that redefines the shopping mall experience.
“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% 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. As the centrepiece of Dubai Hills Estate, a smart city of the future, the Dubai Hills Mall will bring incredible value to the mega-development and further energise Dubai’s retail sector,” says Abdulla Al Habbai, group chairman, Meraas.
“We are developing Dubai Hills Mall with a fresh concept where the focus is not just on providing retail and leisure choices but also for visitors to create memories and lifestyle experiences. 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,” adds Mohamed Alabbar, chairman, Emaar Properties.
“Dubai Hills Mall will stand out in the retail sector, and support the tourism and hospitality sectors through highly engaging leisure and entertainment attractions. With a choice of event venues, the mall will host year-round activities for families. Elegantly designed and thoughtfully laid out, Dubai Hills Mall’s convenient location serves several established neighbourhoods in Mohammed bin Rashid City and the catchment areas of Arabian Ranches and other lifestyle communities,” he continues.
Dubai Hills Mall will be a centerpiece of Dubai Hills Estate, one of the largest master-planned communities in the city 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 sqft. The golf course overlooks the Downtown Dubai skyline. Set around the golf course are over 4,400 villas and townhouses, and 22,000 apartments. Emaar has launched exclusive residential neighbourhoods in Dubai Hills Estate that have gained strong investor response.