Emaar said on Tuesday it has made significant progress in the construction of five new retail link bridges that will further strengthen road connectivity to The Dubai Mall.
Scheduled to open in February, the retail link bridges connect the mall with Doha Road/Financial Centre Road, the developer said in a statement.
The new bridges are part of The Dubai Mall’s Zabeel expansion and are executed by Emaar with the support of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
At a length of over 1.78 kilometres, the elevated bridges have a total decked area of about 15,000 square metres. The longest bridge is over 765 metres while the others vary in length from 120 to 582 metres.
The bridges are buttressed by over 580 piles of varying diameter adding to their stability and strength.
Work on the bridge spans are being done with the support of Dubai Police and RTA in the early hours of the morning to minimise disturbance to drivers, Emaar added.
The new retail bridge link will be the third in Downtown Dubai that enhances ease of access for visitors.
Emaar has already opened link bridges from the Dubai Metro station as well as between Address Boulevard and the Metro Link.
It said the new Zabeel expansion will further add to retail, F&B and entertainment choices of visitors to the mall.
The Dubai Mall has welcomed over 80 million annual visitors for the past four consecutive years and is the flagship of Emaar Malls, the shopping malls subsidiary of Emaar Properties.For all the latest construction news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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