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Palm Jumeirah is about to reinvent the way one shops, dines and lives in Dubai with exciting projects, such as a mall and restaurants alongside other retail destinations, in the pipeline.
The development is soon to have another feather in its cap with The Pointe, a 1.4-million-square-foot waterfront retail, dining and entertainment destination. The Pointe will be connected to the Palm Monorail, which is linked to the Dubai Metro and Dubai Tram.
Another exciting venture is the Nakheel Mall which is set to open in 2017 and is planned to include different kinds of family leisure activities, more than 300 retail outlets, a Waitrose grocery store as well as a clinic. This will enable residents of the area to enjoy the convenience of having everything within close proximity. Planned to have a total leasing area of over 300,000 square metres, the mall will also include 500 serviced apartments as well as a five-star hotel. Another cutting-edge feature planned is a 200-metre tall observation tower that will provide a stunning view of the city’s skyline with the Dubai Monorail riding through the middle of it.
Another mixed-use development is the Golden Mile which offers 40,000 square feet of retail and office space. It will feature a grocery chain, retail shops, pharmacies, banks, restaurants and cafés.
Palm Jumeirah is planning to add nine new resorts and hotels, with six expected to be launched by 2016.
The monorail is also expected to play a strong role in the overall design of the iconic development as it travels along the area’s eateries, retail outlets and hotels.
Overall, it is planned that more than 2.1 million square feet of eateries, retail outlets and leisure venues will be ready for business. Ultimately, Palm Jumeirah will be an eclectic blend of waterfront dining and shopping.
• Nakheel Mall’s observation deck expected to appeal to tourists
• The Pointe is forecast to attract around 40,000 visitors a day
• Palm Jumeirah will add new hotels, with six opening within 2016
Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer