Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has laid the foundation stone for the Meydan One mega project.
The project is expected to be completed in 2020 in conjunction with Dubai Expo, Dubai Media Office said in a tweet on Wednesday.
The Meydan One Mall in Dubai will feature the largest dancing water fountain in the world, measuring 400m in width and 100m in height.
The centre point of the much anticipated Meydan One mega development, launched in August 2015, the Meydan One Mall will cover more than 30,000 sq m of indoor and outdoor space, with 529 shops including two major department stores and an 11,200 sq m hypermarket.
A 25,000 sq m indoor multi-purpose sports facility will be located within the Meydan One Mall, providing regulation size sports fields and courts to cater to football, basketball, volleyball, squash, racquetball, paddle ball, table tennis, badminton, indoor cricket, mixed martial arts, boxing, jogging, softball, baseball batting cage and a golf driving range, while skiing and snowboarding will be facilitated on the world's longest ski slope, measured at 1km.
Outdoor sports options will include football pitches, mountain biking, walking and running trails, a skateboard park and a BMX park.
The mall will also feature more than 90 food and beverage outlets and a 20-screen cinema with a food court hosting an additional 20 outlets as well as a 400m Central Canyon flanked by a collection of flagship luxury stores.
Meydan's vision began with the completion of the Grandstand in 2010 and was underlined by the Group's role in the development of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, specifically District One, a collection of premium villas within the heart of new Dubai.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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