Dubai communities to get neighborhood malls

Developers scrambling to build shopping venues to meet residential demandsImage Credit: Supplied

The retail landscape in Dubai is set to undergo a massive transformation with a surge in the number of neighborhood malls. Developers are now embarking on ambitious plans to unveil a wide array of retail options for the residents, including international brands spread over huge areas.

The International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) will see a mall coming up on a land of 1,000,000 square feet set for completion next year. The mall is expected to serve the neighboring areas of Jumeirah Golf Estates, Jumeirah Village, Dubai Sports City (DSC), Arabian Ranches and Dubai MotorCity.

Two fast-growing residential addresses in Dubai – Jumeirah Village Triangle (JVT) and Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) – are also going to see new malls, tempting the shopaholics. The JVT mall, located on Al Khail Road, will include a 15-screen cinema, an 80,000-square foot hypermarket, an entertainment area, a department store, and shops, restaurants and cafes. The 500,000-square foot mall in JVC will include cinemas, a large supermarket as well as shops, restaurants and cafes.

Arena Mall, claimed to have the same size as the Mall of the Emirates with a leasable space of 1.4 million square feet, is being planned at DSC. The construction of the mall will be designed to ensure everyone who is coming to DSC to attend any cultural or sporting event will have to enter the mall.

Another upcoming residential community, Al Furjan, will soon see a new retail and recreation center that will boast a supermarket, over 20 shops, 10 cafes and restaurants, a swimming pool, sports courts and parking slots for 360 cars. The new facility is set to open in March 2016.

International City will also get its own community center located on its southern side, off the Manama Road. This project is set for completion next year and will also serve the residents of the new community of Warsan Village.

Two new community centers at Jumeirah Park and Discovery Gardens have been already opened though.

Handy Hints:

* The community of Dubai Sports City will soon welcome the Arena Mall

* Residents of Arabian Ranches will benefit from the mall coming up in IMPZ

* Projects in Jumeirah Village will have malls featuring hypermarkets, cinemas

To learn more about the community, click IMPZ.

Source: S. Dhar, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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