Mall of the Emirates Expansion Phase 2 Starts Now

Mall of the Emirates Expansion Phase 2 Starts Now

26 Aug 2014

With 25,000 square meters added space, are we finally getting an Apple Store?

UAE retailer Majid Al Futtain has announced the commencement of the second phase in the Mall of the Emirates redevelopment plan.

Expanding the gross leasable space by 25,000 square metres, the extension will include a redesigned VOX Cinema complex, in addition to retailer stores, dining and lifestyle options.

Currently being built above the above the existing Carrefour hypermarket, the additional part is scheduled for completion in 2015, as part of the mall's overall Dhs1 billion revamp plan.

"In embarking on phase two of Evolution 2015 at Mall of the Emirates, we have surveyed the needs of our two key audiences – guests and retailers – to see how we can best meet their changing needs," said Dimitri Vazelakis, executive managing director of Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

According to the retailer's announcement, the extension will welcome new brands to the mall as well as a new F&B destination featuring multiple dining options.

With all those rumours about us Apple finally opening up a store in Dubai, this might just be the venue they were looking for.