Miniature representations of the Mall of the World have been revealed by model-makers 3dr.
The world’s largest shopping mall is set to be constructed in Dubai as part of the “world’s first temperature-controlled city.” It is planned to have a dome over it which will open during the cooler winter months.
Dubai Holding, owners of Jumeirah Group, intends to develop the 743,000m2 mall across Sheikh Zayed Road from Mall of the Emirates. It will include a cultural centre, a wellness district to cater to medical tourists and seven kilometres of shop-lined streets along with 100 hotels and an indoor theme park.
“We announced recently that we plan to transform Dubai into a cultural, tourist and economic hub for the two billion people living in the region around us; and we are determined to achieve our vision,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
“Our ambitions are higher than having seasonal tourism. Tourism is a key driver of our economy, and we aim to make the UAE an attractive destination all year long. This is why we will start working on providing pleasant temperature-controlled environments during the summer months.”