The Art of Living Mall, the first specialised homeware mall in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is set to open in September 2018, the company behind the Dubai project has announced.
The mall will be dedicated to furniture (home, kitchen, office), lighting, accessories, gifts, flowers, curtains, textiles and more, in addition to home appliances.
The mall, which is the brainchild of MMS Global, is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2018 with it opening later next year.
MMS Global said it plans a soft opening of the mall on July 1, 2018, with a grand opening in the first week of September with funfairs and entertainment.
The announcement comes as a recent CBRE report said the UAE has the second largest pipeline of shopping centres under construction in Europe, the Middle East and Africa region with 2 million square metres of mall space under development.
“The Art of Living Mall is not a typical mall as we designed and created it with the consultation of retail specialists to offer a creative ecosystem, which does not exist at the moment in the entire MENA region,” said Dr Samer Al-Omari, CEO of MMS Global.
The mall will host around 100 stores and will be constructed on 162,000 square feet of land on Um Suqiem Road in Dubai. There will be more than 500 parking spaces.
The Art of Living Mall will also feature art exhibitions, restaurants, cafes, cigar lounge, Wi-Fi, free valet parking, kids’ clubs, spa, and a gym.
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