New Biggest Mall in The World In Dubai
We thought we already had the biggest mall in the world. Dubai Mall's pretty massive, right? But that's all about to change!
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has just announced grand plans for Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBR) and it's going to be a whopper.
"The current facilities available in Dubai need to be scaled up in line with the future ambitions for the city," said Sheikh Mohammed. While The National added, "MBR City represents a revival of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens project, first announced in 2008. The 2008 masterplan had suggested the Gardens project would cover 74 square kilometres, and cost $60bn (Dhs220bn). It is not yet clear how closely the new plan is based on that."
The ambitious new project will include Mall of the World, which will be bigger than Dubai Mall, as well as 100 hotels and its own park. There might even be a Universal Studios-style theme park too.
The National added, "The project is divided into four components, with the park, hotels and Universal Studios being grouped together, followed by a retail component in the mall, and finally the art sector. The fourth component is to be "a unique area that will provide an integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region".
The daily noted, "The announcement of MBR City came only a week after Sheikh Mohammed announced a separate slate of development projects for the emirate, including a Dhs2.5 billion expansion of Madinat Jumeirah, a pedestrian footbridge across Dubai Creek, a Dhs390 million residential complex for Dubai Police, and the Dhs1.5 billion expansion of Business Bay Canal."