Mall of the Emirates

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Mall of the Emirates
LocationDubai,  United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°7′5″N 55°12′2″E / 25.11806°N 55.20056°E / 25.11806; 55.20056Coordinates: 25°7′5″N 55°12′2″E / 25.11806°N 55.20056°E / 25.11806; 55.20056
Opening dateSeptember 2005
OwnerMajid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding)
Total retail floor area2,400,000 square feet (220,000 m2)
Websitewww.MalloftheEmirates.com
 
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Mall of the Emirates
LocationDubai,  United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°7′5″N 55°12′2″E / 25.11806°N 55.20056°E / 25.11806; 55.20056Coordinates: 25°7′5″N 55°12′2″E / 25.11806°N 55.20056°E / 25.11806; 55.20056
Opening dateSeptember 2005
OwnerMajid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding)
Total retail floor area2,400,000 square feet (220,000 m2)
Websitewww.MalloftheEmirates.com

Mall of the Emirates, the world’s first shopping resort, was developed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties and located in Dubai at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The multi-level shopping centre currently features more than 560 international brands with a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 234,479 sqm including department stores, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing outlets and the largest Carrefour in the city. The compelling family leisure offer includes a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a 14-screen VOX Cinemas, the world-renowned Ski Dubai - the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park, the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and more than 90 international dining and café options.

For the convenience of guests, the mall has two adjoining hotels: the 5-star Kempinski Mall of the Emirates and the 5-star Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. Opened in September 2005, the three-level racetrack mall has 7,000 parking spaces and is connected to the Dubai Metro. Mall of the Emirates welcomed 33.8 million visitors in 2012.

Milestones[edit]

Retail[edit]

  1. Harvey Nichols department store has 11,334 sqm floor space and is the largest outside the UK and only the second in the Middle East
  2. Debenhams department store, the largest in the Middle East, has 10,000 square meters floor space
  3. Carrefour hypermarket, largest in Dubai, has 18,580 square meters floor space
  4. Landmark department store under Centrepoint[disambiguation needed] brand has 6,000 square meters floor space
  5. 26 stores located in a precinct themed around a traditional Arabian Souk
  6. 250 different fashion stores from major high street names to boutique brands
  7. A large range of homeware retailers under one roof, it includes 6 large furniture retailers: Home Centre, The One, ID Design, Crate & Barrel, Marina Exotic home interiors to name a few

Fashion[edit]

Mall of the Emirates has 250 different fashion. The Fashion Dome inside Mall of the Emirates houses 80 designer brands including: Bottega Veneta’s second largest boutique in the world after the brand’s store in Tokyo; Y-3’s first stand-alone store; Diane Von Furstenberg’s first stand-alone store; Christian Louboutin’s first store in the UAE; and Prada’s first and largest flagship store in the Middle East.

Dining[edit]

  1. Over 90 restaurants & cafés including 8 stylish restaurants in the Fashion Dome
  2. 2 international food courts with over 40 outlets
  3. 4 licensed restaurants on the first floor including St. Maxim’s, Salmontini, Après and Sezzam on the ground floor provide fine dining in an area called ‘The West End’
  4. UAE’s first African-themed diner Tribes at the Fashion Dome
  5. The largest American restaurant, The Cheesecake Factory, in the UAE

Entertainment[edit]

Family leisure offerings inside the mall include: Magic Planet family entertainment area; a 14-screen VOX Cinemas; Ski Dubai, the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park; and the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC).

Ski Dubai

Middle East’s first indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round that houses the world’s largest indoor snow park at 3000 square meters. Ski Dubai has maintained temperature of -2º to -4º and has five different slopes of varying difficulty and length with longest run of 400 meters. With a mountain resort theme, it is a home for 20 snow penguins and offers ‘Peng-friend’ encounter to guests. Qualified professional instructors offer skiing and snowboarding programmes that are available for kids and adults. Ski Dubai is operated by Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment, one of the subsidiaries of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures.

Magic Planet

One of the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai, totalling 9,000 square meters, Magic Planet has two entertainment zones, for children and young adults. It has a 12 Lane Cosmic 10 Pin bowling with ‘Glow in the Dark’ bowling balls and pins, 5 pool and billiards tables and 180 Amusement machines, and 12 other large attractions include: Carousel, Jumping Star, Soft play and Bumper cars.

Magic Planet offers unique attractions, such as:

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC)

DUCTAC is the first modern, non-profit, cross-community creative centre in the Gulf that opened in November 2006, under the patronage of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. The two-level Theatre has a seating capacity for 530 people with 150 seat studio theatre and rehearsal spaces, while the Arts Centre houses large and small art galleries, 16 general and specialized classrooms, studios for activities such as painting, pottery, sculpture and photography, a music school with sound proofed rooms and a lending library. DUCTAC is also running creative summer camps for children and teenagers from June to August 2013. [1]

VOX Cinemas VOX Cinemas that provides Middle East with the only high-resoultion 4K digital projection, is the cinema arm of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, a division of the Majid Al Futtaim Group, the leader in the Middle East’s shopping mall and leisure sector. VOX at Mall of the Emirates has a 14-screen VOX multiplex cinema including 2 VOX Gold screens, totalling 6038 square meters. It also offers VOX Gold screen for private bookings.

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