By Andy Sambidge
The Circle Mall is currently in design stage, with construction beginning in the first quarter 2015
Nakheel on Wednesday began leasing 400,000 square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment space at The Circle Mall at its Jumeirah Village Circle (JVC) community in Dubai.
Covering a total area of one million sq ft, The Circle Mall will have 200 shops, an anchor supermarket, two department stores, a multi-screen cinema and a variety of dining outlets including a food court.
The Circle Mall is currently in design stage, with construction beginning in the first quarter 2015 and it is expected to open in 2017.
It is one of several projects in Nakheel's growing retail portfolio, and the only shopping and leisure destination development at JVC.
The Circle Mall will serve hundreds of thousands of people living in Jumeirah Village and surrounding areas, Nakheel said in a statement.
Nakheel currently has more than 6.5 million sq ft of leasable area in its retail project pipeline.
Last month, the company fully leased 5,300 outlets at its Deira Islands Night Souk within a week of its launch, and all 1,000 shops at Warsan Souk near International City on launch day.
New malls underway by Nakheel include Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah, Deira Islands Mall, The Circle Mall at JVC and a mall at neighbouring Jumeirah Village Triangle.
The developer is also expanding its Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Malls, and bringing six new neighbourhood retail centres - the first two of which opened earlier this year - to several communities across Dubai.
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