By Staff writer
Nature inspired shopping complex to include 300-year-old tree garden, water park and 500m running track
More details have been released about the centrepiece of the AED1.1 billion ($300 million) Cityland Mall, which will be built in Dubai as the world's first nature-inspired shopping complex.
Central Park, the 200,000 sq ft open-air garden which will form the core of the mall, will feature an array of attractions such as a mini version of Miracle Garden, a children’s water park, a 300-year old ancient tree garden, Japanese garden, a rooftop garden and a cluster of restaurants and cafés, it was announced on Tuesday.
A statement added that a 3,000-seater amphitheatre will provide a platform for performing arts throughout the year and foster a culture of community in an inspired atmosphere.
The park will be able to accommodate up to 7,000 visitors at a time and will also feature a fitness club, the statement said.
Scheduled for launch in mid-2018, Cityland Mall will also enjoy a connected access to Global Village.
Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, CEO of Cityland Group said: “When we laid the plans for Cityland Mall, the Central Park was conceived as a fresh proposition to guide the mall’s philosophy, objectives and vision for shopping complexes in the country.
"The park will radically reshape the way people perceive a shopping mall and carve a special place in their minds. This is the first time that a mall property will facilitate appreciation for nature and floral aesthetics, and surprise visitors with constantly changing attractions.”
He said a rooftop garden will also be constructed to feature al fresco dining options while plans are also in place to put on night-time choreographed light shows.
Designers are also planning a 500m circular running path, positioning the mall as an ultimate lifestyle space where retail satisfaction blends with health and wellness.For all the latest retail 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.