In Travel on Thursday 30th May, 2019

First look inside Dubai’s new $400M mega mall inspired by nature

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The rest of the mall will be completed by the end of this year. Source: Cityland Group

Already home to some of the most talked-about shopping malls in the world, Dubai is adding another to its impressive collection. The world’s first nature-inspired shopping destination, Cityland Mall, officially opened to the public earlier this month.

Countless travellers stop over at Dubai on long haul flights each year, and now they could have the chance to visit the US$400 million (AU$578 million) mega mall developed by Cityland Group, which is built around a 200,000 square foot botanical garden dubbed Central Park. And the best part is, the mall is only a 20 minute drive from the Dubai International Airport.

A look inside Cityland Mall's Central Park. Source: Cityland Group
A look inside Cityland Mall’s Central Park. Source: Cityland Group

The one-of-a-kind park will “provide a unique sensory experience for shoppers” complete with flower gardens, streams and rare trees. The nature-inspired theme even extends throughout the mall which will be lined with avenues of trees and living green walls.

A look inside Cityland Mall's Central Park. Source: Cityland Group
A look inside Cityland Mall’s Central Park. Source: Cityland Group

Meanwhile, the shopping precinct will feature over 300 businesses, restaurants and attractions, including international supermarket chain Carrefour, a Cuisines of the World section and a massive 10-screen movie theatre.

The entrance of Cityland Mall. Source: Cityland Group
The entrance of Cityland Mall. Source: Cityland Group

The rest of the mall will be completed by the end of this year, with full occupancy by retailers by 2020.

What are your thoughts on this? Have you been to Dubai? Would you like to visit Cityland Mall?

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