Nakheel has announced that the construction of Nakheel Mall, the €260m( AED1.2bn) retail and entertainment destination at the heart of Palm Jumeirah, is now 85 %complete. The news comes as a giant, 600-tonne tower crane is removed from the construction site, signalling a major milestone in Nakheel Mall’s progress. All under and above the ground floor and ceiling work have been completed, with interior works, such as granite and glass fixing, well on track. The fit out for15-theatre VOX Cinema complex has already begun, with more retailers due to start fitting out shortly.
Nakheel Mall, part of Nakheel Malls’ €3.5bn (AED16 bn) expansion that will take its total retail space to over 17 million ft², has 350 shops, restaurants and leisure attractions across five floors, plus three underground parking levels with 4,000 spaces. Features include two fountains, two waterfalls plunging 65 ft into the mall and a fine dining roof plaza with spectacular views of the island, Arabian Gulf and Dubai skyline.
The mall will also be the access point for the 240-metre ascent to the public viewing deck at The Palm Tower, Nakheel’s 52-storey landmark hotel and residential building, also at an advanced stage of construction. The Palm Tower comprises a 289-room St Regis hotel and 432 luxury apartments, topped off by one of the world’s highest infinity pools on the 50th floor. Above that is a 51st-storey restaurant complex, with the rooftop viewing deck, offering views across island, sea and city views on the 52nd level.