Real estate developer Nakheel has unveiled plans to construct a AED2.5bn ($680m) retail, dining, entertainment and hotel complex in Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
The company said that the new development, known as Nakheel Mall, is part of its retail expansion strategy.
Nakheel Mall will cover 424,000m² and feature five retail levels, three basement parking levels, about 100,000m² of retail space and 4,000 parking bays.
The development will also feature a 1,000m² indoor garden and a 180m high viewing deck to offer views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline.
Nakheel Mall will also house about 200 shops, a 4,200m² supermarket, two department stores, a nine-screen cinema and six medical clinics.
An outdoor roof plaza with food and beverage outlets, restaurants and cafes including a food court will also be built inside the complex.
Plans also include a hotel featuring 200 rooms, 200 apartments and a rooftop swimming pool, restaurant and lounge.
Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said that Nakheel Mall will bring a new dimension to shopping, dining and leisure in Dubai.
"It will enhance the services and facilities available to residents of Palm Jumeirah, and provide an exciting new destination for people across the UAE, including the millions of tourists who visit our country each year," Lootah said.
After completion, Nakheel Mall will have its own Palm Jumeirah Monorail station, and will be directly connected to the Palm’s Marina Residences towers through a series of underground walkways.
Construction will commence later in 2013 and is expected to be completed in 2016.
In January 2013, Nakheel unveiled plans to create 13 new parks at Jumeirah Village and Jumeirah Heights communities in Dubai.
Image: Upon completion, Nakheel Mall will feature five retail levels and three basement parking levels. Photo courtesy of Nakheel.