Monday, October 19, 2009
Fact Sheet - Emaar Malls Group LLC
Fact Sheet - Emaar Malls Group LLC
Emaar Malls Group LLC, the retail and shopping mall subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, is undertaking innovative expansion into the retail and shopping mall sector.
Announcing investments in shopping malls of over US$4 billion (AED 15 billion) with 10 million sq ft of retail property in operation or under development in the emerging markets of the Middle East, North Africa, the Indian Subcontinent and South Asia, Emaar Malls Group is on target to become one of the largest developers of shopping malls in the world.
At the forefront of these developments is the flagship - The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest mall, located in the heart of the Downtown Burj Dubai. The mall is a premier lifestyle, shopping and entertainment destination.
Emaar Malls Group has also opened Souk Al Bahar, an Arabesque shopping and entertainment development on The Old Town Island, which opened in December 2007. Dubai Marina Mall, a lifestyle shopping mall for residents of the Dubai Marina community, opened in December 2008.
The Dubai Mall
Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Burj Dubai mixed-use development, The Dubai Mall, is the world’s largest mall. With a total internal floor area of 5.9 million sq ft, The Dubai Mall offers 3.77 million sq ft of gross leaseable space with more than 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores and more than 160 food and beverage outlets.
The Dubai Mall offers an unparalleled retail mix combined with world-class dining, entertainment and leisure attractions that revolutionises the concept of the shopping mall experience.
A prime feature is Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, featuring a 270-degree walkthrough tunnel and the world’s largest viewing panel. The mall also features a sprawling Gold Souk with over 200 retailers and The Grove, an open air streetscape with a fully retractable roof, offering a year-round outdoor experience. The 440,000 sq ft Fashion Avenue dedicated to haute couture positions The Dubai Mall as the fashion capital for the region.
A strong family entertainment theme includes KidZania®, an innovative children’s ‘edutainment’ concept that is being introduced to the region for the first time, and SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park, a 22-screen Reel Cinemas with a total seating capacity of 2,800, and an Olympic-size Ice Rink keeping adults and children entertained year round.
For its visitors, there is an adjoining 5-star hotel, The Address Dubai Mall and undercover car parking for over 14,000 spaces.
Souk Al Bahar
Souk Al Bahar, which opened in December 2007 is an Arabesque shopping and entertainment development located at The Old Town Island, within the prestigious Downtown Burj Dubai mixed-use development. It is an ideal complement to its surrounding community, where some of the world’s most ambitious developments are planned including Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest building.
Souk Al Bahar features 100 stores including more than 22 food and beverage outlets framing the souk’s waterfront promenade - truly defining itself as an entertainment and leisure destination. With extended accessibility, the mall offers over 2,200 parking spaces and a conveniently located supermarket.
Waterfront dining at Souk Al Bahar’s generous selection of food and beverage outlets highlights its elite location, offering a fabulous experience with some of the finest views of Burj Dubai. As a prime retail and leisure destination, Souk Al Bahar offers some of Dubai’s finest shopping, dining and entertainment avenues through the daytime and evening hours, in an ambient setting with panoramic views of Burj Dubai.
Dubai Marina Mall
Dubai Marina Mall, a lifestyle shopping destination for residents and visitors of the Dubai Marina community offers a generous 160 stores, spread over 390,000 sq ft of gross leaseable space. Sporting a distinctive architectural style with a circular atrium that makes utmost use of its waterfront location, Dubai Marina Mall provides an exciting mix of tenants and includes supermarkets, fashion wear, accessories, jewellers, boutiques, book and toy shops and music centres, as well as a 6 screen cinema in an ambient and modern setting.
The adjoining The Address Dubai Marina hotel and serviced residences with 442 luxury one-, two, three and four-bedroom apartments and penthouses will complement the mall along with the planned 28-storey boutique freehold Marina Plaza commercial tower and a 7-story Gourmet Tower dedicated to diverse cuisines – an original concept for the city and a significant attraction to the Dubai Marina community. Dubai Marina Mall opened in December 2008.
Gold & Diamond Park
Launched in May 2001, the Gold & Diamond Park offers 90 retail outlets dedicated to the gold and jewellery trade. The complex also offers 350 commercial units for a variety of business sectors and a total of 118 manufacturing units for the gold and jewellery industry.
A sought-after shopping destination, the Gold & Diamond Park is situated in a prime and convenient location midway between Dubai Marina and Dubai’s city centre. Offering depth and breadth in jewellery retail, the Gold & Diamond Park also includes several cafés and a restaurant to cater for shoppers and neighbouring businesses. Jewellery enthusiasts have the option of commissioning their own designs and have them handcrafted within a short time frame at the onsite manufacturing site.
Its Sheikh Zayed Road location has made the Gold & Diamond Park an extremely popular spot to run a business. Above and below-ground parking provides space for more than 750 cars.