UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has unveiled plans to build a new City Centre shopping mall called City Centre Me’aisem in Dubai.
The one million ft² mall will be built in the Me’aisem area at the intersection of Al Khail road and Shaikh Mohamad Bin Zayed road in the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), a 43 million ft² site developed by Tecom Investments.
The first phase of the project, which is expected to cost AED275m ($74.8m), will include the development of 60 international outlets offering popular fashion and lifestyle brands, casual dining restaurants, cafés and fast food chains.
In addition, the mall will have space for convenience-oriented outlets such as banking and mobile services.
For the community residents, the mall will offer a 91,903ft² Carrefour hypermarket, a 6,243ft² Magic Planet family entertainment centre featuring redemption games, rides and soft play areas, and a walk-in medical clinic.
The City Centre Me’aisem mall exterior will have landscaped outdoor seating areas and parking space for around 750 cars.
MAF shopping malls executive managing director Dimitri Vazelakis said: "City Centre Me’aisem is another milestone in Majid Al Futtaim’s AED3bn investment programme and fulfils a growing demand for an integrated shopping and lifestyle destination within the burgeoning IMPZ and surrounding areas.
"The mall’s considered retail mix will serve the immediate needs of residents and working professionals, and bearing the design and service excellence expected of the trusted City Centre brand."
The first phase of the City Centre Me’aisem mall is scheduled to open in the third quarter of 2015. The IMPZ area will have enough space for planned future expansions of the mall by 2020.
Image: An artist’s impression of the City Centre Me’aisem shopping mall in Dubai. Photo: courtesy of Majid Al Futtaim Holding.