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Abu Dhabi's $1bn Reem Mall wins backing for transport plan

Transportation impact study to include parking for nearly 7,000 cars to make visits 'convenient, fast and pain free'

Abu Dhabi's $1bn Reem Mall wins backing for transport plan

Developers behind Abu Dhabi's $1 billion Reem Mall have received approval for its transportation impact study from the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport.

This is another milestone in the development of the project, which will be home to more than 450 retailers including 85 restaurants, a hypermarket, cinema, family entertainment centre and the world's largest indoor snow play park.

Shane Eldstrom, chief operating officer for Reem Mall, said: "The Department of Transport approval is a key milestone in any project. The transportation infrastructure serving Reem Mall will be in a class of its own, making getting to-and-from Reem Mall convenient, fast, and pain free. There will be 6,800 parking spaces available to visitors."

Reem Mall currently under development in partnership with Kuwait-based National Real Estate Company (NREC) and United Projects for Aviation Services (UPAC) is expected to open in 2018.

Last month, NREC said it has issued a tender for the main contract works, with construction work set to begin early next year.

The announcement came as the company reported KD11.6 million in net profit for the first nine months of 2015.

In October, NREC said Reem Mall will be home to the world’s largest indoor snow-play park. The 125,000 square foot attraction is set to include a variety of activities and experiences from sledging to zorbing to luge.

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