Emaar plan for parking facilities at Dubai Mall

DUBAI - Emaar Properties, the developers behind the largest mall in the world - The Dubai Mall, yesterday unveiled plans for its parking facilities at the world's largest retail project.

By A Staff Reporter

  • Follow us on
  • google-news
  • whatsapp
  • telegram

Published: Mon 12 Jan 2004, 12:16 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:05 AM

Sixteen thousand bays plus over-ground parking by lakeside slots will help accommodate the estimated five million visitors in the first year of trading.

Landscaped courtyards are planned for the edge of the parking structures and will present a pleasant start to the Mall experience.

The Dubai Mall, which is slated for completion in 2006, will be located close to Shaikh Zayed Road, one of Dubai's major thoroughfares, and is highly accessible, given its numerous entrances, access and drop-off points for pedestrians and vehicles.

Ibrahim Al Hashimi, Executive Director of Emaar Properties Retail and Leasing Department, said: "Much of the success of a shopping mall depends on its accessibility, and we have provided for this in the planning of The Dubai Mall. We are allowing for generous carpark areas and service zones. Multiple grand entrance drop-offs, which simulate efficient airport drop-offs, will be provided along Doha Road and will allow a high volume of traffic to arrive and depart without creating bottlenecks along the roads. It is our aim to make this a pleasurable shopping experience from the moment of arrival." Centralised carpark locations will minimise walking distances to the mall's shopping zones. Organised in three carpark zones surrounding the main mall building, all carparks will offer direct entry into each and every retail level, allowing visitors to park directly at the floor they intend to visit. Escalators and lifts will also connect the different parking levels to provide utmost convenience.

More news from