Inside Mirdif City Center mall

Mirdif City Centre, a new shopping mall in Dubai, is on track to open on March 16 next year, developer Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has said. (all ITP Images)
An artist's impression of one of the dining areas in Mirdif City Center.
Over 90 percent of the mall’s retailers are on schedule to open their stores on the first day of business.
In a sign that non-retail attractions are increasingly important for Dubai’s shopping malls, Mirdif City Centre will include a 25,000 sq m entertainment area, featuring iFLY Dubai, an indoor sky-diving centre; Soccer Circus, an interactive football attraction; and Aquaplay, a water-based recreation facility.
The mall will have a gross leasable area of 196,000 sq m, which will house 430 stores.
Anchor stores include Carrefour, Cinestar Cinemas, Debenhams, Emax, Centrepoint and Home Centre.
Majid Al Futtaim chief executive Peter Walichnowski.