Date set for Dubai Marina Mall opening

Waterfront mall set to open on Dec. 22, Waitrose flagship store will follow in Jan, says Emaar.
By Andy Sambidge
Thu 18 Dec 2008 02:39 PM

Dubai Marina Mall, developed by Emaar Malls Group, will open on Dec. 22, it was announced on Thursday.With 390,000 sq ft of leasable area over four levels, the new mall will feature 160 stores with waterfront restaurants.

Ian Ferguson, general manager, Dubai Marina Mall, said: “Two of the mall’s key features are a great location with convenient access coupled with a strong retail mix.

"Estimates show that there will be approximately 36,000 residents in the Dubai Marina area by 2010 and this is to grow to 45,000 by 2015.

"Dubai Marina Mall is ideally placed not only to be a hub for this growing core population but also to service the much broader catchment area of New Dubai as a whole.”

A flagship Waitrose store will come on line in January and the entire Emaar development comprises The Address hotel and serviced residences, a seven-storey Gourmet Tower dedicated to diverse haute cuisine and Marina Plaza, a commercial tower.

The mall itself has more than 2,000 car parking spaces.

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