Dubai developer announces strong demand from retailers for Discovery Gardens complex
Dubai developer Nakheel said on Wednesday that all retail space has now been leased out at its new Discovery Gardens mall which is due to open next year.
Construction of Nakheel's new 8,700 sq m community centre in Dubai's Discovery Gardens is on schedule, with all 6,000 sq m of available shop space now booked by retailers and restaurants.
More than 20 local and international brands have signed up for the mall, due to open in early 2014.
Among them is anchor store Geant, which will take up more than 40 percent of the complex, Nakheel said in a statement.
The community mall, primarily serving 24,000 homes in Nakheel's Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and The Gardens communities, will also feature a children's nursery and a wide range of everyday convenience stores including a dry cleaners, a pharmacy, optician, games store, money exchange and hair salons.
Confirmed eateries include Pizzaro, Wendy's, Second Cup, Arabian Grill, Burger King, Texas Chicken, Chappan Bhog and The Exit.
Discovery Gardens Community Centre will have more than 200 car parking spaces. Construction is currently 35 per cent complete, the statement added.
Nakheel is also building a community mall serving thousands of residents in Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Islands and surrounding areas.
Jumeirah Park Community Centre, currently 40 percent complete, is due to open by the end of 2013.
It is already 100 percent leased to 30 retailers, including anchor tenant Geant, nine cafes and restaurants a host of brand name convenience stores.