By Staff writer
New 400,000 sq ft complex is part of company's retail expansion across Dubai
The Golden Mile Galleria, Nakheel's new retail and dining destination on Dubai's Palm Jumeirah, has opened, bringing dozens of new shops, cafés and restaurants to the island.
The 400,000 sq ft complex was declared open and operational by Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah at a ceremony to mark the latest milestone in the company's retail expansion.
"The Golden Mile Galleria's diverse range of shops and dining outlets will serve thousands of residents on Palm Jumeirah and provide a new destination for the wider Dubai community," said Lootah. "Today's opening represents a major milestone in our ongoing retail expansion, and highlights our commitment to adding more and more attractions, facilities and services to this world-famous island."
Located beneath the 10-building Golden Mile residential complex, its anchor is a 12,000 sq ft Spinneys supermarket, while F&B options include Tim Hortons, Shakespeare & Co, Nando's, Wagamama, Zaroob, Caffé Nero, Burger Fuel and London Dairy.
Other shops include Aldo, Aldo Accessories, Ascots & Chapels, Athletes & Co, Beyond The Beach, Early Learning Centre, Marina Pharmacy, Loft Fifth Avenue, Magrabi and Tavola. There will also be a Fitness First Platinum Club, medical centre and two nurseries.
With 1,600 underground parking spaces, Golden Mile Galleria is one of 10 new large-scale projects in Nakheel's growing retail portfolio, the developer said in a statement.
Others include The Pointe, Nakheel Mall, The Palm Tower, Palm Gateway, Palm Promenade and The Boardwalk, which, between them, will offer hundreds of new retail, dining and leisure facilities.
The company has more than 11.5 million square feet of leasable retail space in the pipeline, adding to the 3.4 million already in operation at its Dragon Mart and Ibn Battuta Mall developments.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.