Majid Al Futtaim, operator of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates plans to add 25,000 square metres of additional space by the first quarter of 2015. However, due to the limitations of its location, the mall will expand upwards and will add a second floor on top of the Carrefour area. The multi-stage redevelopment will be worth an estimated $274m and will include new shopping, dining and entertainment concepts.
The current VOX cinema will be relocated to the new floor, along with a bigger food court and entertainment area. Phase one of the redevelopment was unveiled and showcased the transformation of the Arabian and tapestry area into a contemporary fashion district.
The mall’s new fashion District offers a fusion of international fashion, from the US, Europe and Japan. Maje, Azzaro, BCBG, Paul Ka, and the first ever McQ boutique in the UAE are just a few amongst an array of over 30 brands.