Meydan One Mall Overview
Meydan One Mall is a new mega-mall under construction in Meydan.
The project will include a 711-metre-high Meydan One tower, a luxury Plaza Hotel, a 1km-long indoor ski slope and 12,000sq m Winter Village, an 8.2km Crystal Lagoon and a 380-metre-long display of dancing water fountains with a choreographed three-dimensional water field and digital color array.
Two metro lines will pass under the mall, including an extension of the Green Line connecting it to Dubai International Airport.
A 24,000sq m multi-purpose sports facility is included in the project, with courts for football, basketball, indoor cricket and various racket sports, a 21-screen cinema and parking for 12,600 cars.
It will also have a 160m by 100m atrium to be known as the Central Canyon running through the middle of the mall. It will have a retractable roof and be flanked by luxury retail units.
The new mall will contain over 550 shops including 30 anchor stores and 80 flagship luxury stores, 190 food and beverage outlets, and a 131,150sq m hypermarket.
Meydan One Mall Amenities
To encourage community interaction and provide a platform for local and international talent, Meydan One will house a multipurpose civic plaza able to contain 30,000 people at any one time to host a diverse range of cultural and entertainment activities for visitors of all ages.
The 8.2-kilometre Crystal Lagoon will have over 500 metres of white sandy beaches, an exclusive beach club with a lounge area, and provide activities such as sea kayaking, paddle boats and water park facilities.
The development’s 28,000sq m ‘Experience Zone’ will provide carefully programmed innovative entertainment, traditional and extreme sports, edutainment and e-gaming experiences. There will also be a multi-purpose sports arena with regulation size courts and designated versatile multi-sports areas.
There will also be an incubation district, a fully enabled plug-and-play facility for entrepreneurs in fashion, beauty, F&B and other businesses. These dedicated startup spaces will offer tenants competitive incentives to take new businesses from emerging brands to global ones.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held at the 40.4 million sq ft Meydan One site on 15 March 2017 to mark construction of the project’s retail mall situated between the existing Meydan racecourse site and Al Khail Road.
The Italian contractor Salini Impregilo has won the US$435million contract to build the Meydan One Mall. The contractor will be responsible not only for building the mall but also some of the substructures and superstructures for neighbouring elements, including the foundations and concrete support structures for the 1 kilometre indoor ski slope that will be built above it.
By establishing an on-site concrete batching plant facility and making use of locally based pre-fabrication facilities, the logistics for the structural works were simplified to optimise the time, energy and expense involved in construction, while also ensuring that the work was carried out 24/7 in seamless shifts.
The work was expected to take 23 months to complete but has taken slightly longer. The mall is now scheduled to be completed by 2020, in line with phase one of the Meydan One mega-development which was announced in August 2015.
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