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Mall of the Emirates Expansion

Design Achievement – Mall of the Emirates is a leading shopping mall in the Middle East. It ranks among the top 10 most lucrative malls in the world based on gross sales per square foot, and number one in the Middle East. For its expansion, DLR Group's design team worked with the client to maintain the overall luxurious design aesthetic while blending additional spaces seamlessly into the existing mall. New enhancements for the mall include a new fashion district featuring more than 30 contemporary and lifestyle brands, a new dining destination and a new world-class cinema. When the transformation of Mall of the Emirates is complete, more than 25% of the mall’s brands will be new for guests. Read further Insights about design strategies for this project and lessons learned from working on a landmark project in Dubai.

Scope Summary – The Mall of the Emirates expansion will add approximately 300,000 square feet of new and recaptured retail gross leasable area. When complete, the mall will feature more than 3 million square feet of gross leasable area and new hotels. A vertical expansion to an existing parking structure will add an additional 1,300 parking spaces, bringing the total parking to 9,000 spaces. DLR Group provided architecture, planning and interiors services.

Awards & Recognition

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  • Design and Development Excellence Gold Award

    International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Middle East Council of Shopping Centres (MECSC)

Mall of the Emirates Expansion

Majid Al Futtaim Properties