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Mall of the World Dubai

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Mall of the World in Dubai

Mall of the World in Dubai (MOTW, MOW), a planned shopping, entertainment, and mixed use city district along Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road (previously was to be in the Al Sufouh district of Dubai), expected to be the largest shopping mall in the world when it opens. Announced in July 2014. It was to have (no longer as of 2016 plans) a number of pedestrian areas covered by retractable roofs, and a theme park covered by a dome in summer, which resulted in confusing reports that MOTW was planned as the largest (and first) indoor or covered temperature-controlled "domed city" in the world. Project timeline details and opening date not given, although later comments by the Dubai Holding CEO indicated the development would take 10 years to complete.

Another Mall of the World project was announced in Nov 2012 as part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City project (Meydan), but as of mid 2016 no further updates have been provided about the mall in MBR City. MBR City is a joint venture development by Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties. MBR City District One is a sub-development with villas in Phases 1-3 (out of 5) under construction from 2015-2017, launched by Meydan Sobha, a joint venture between Meydan Group and Sobha Developers. No information provided to confirm if District One will have a MOTW shopping mall.

  MOTW, Dubai MOTW MBR MOE, Dubai The Dubai Mall Deira Islands Mall Notes
Area1 8m sq ft   6.5m sq ft 12m sq ft 6.7m sq ft  
GLA2       3.8m sq ft    
Developer Dubai Holding   Al Futtaim Emaar Properties Nakheel  
Opening date     Nov 2005 Nov 2008    
Location MBZ Rd MBR City, Meydan Al Barsha Downtown Dubai    
  1. Shopping mall area. Total MOTW Dubai project area 48m sq ft (or 80m sq ft, both figures reported but 48m seems to be the most recent one).
  2. Gross Leasable Area (GLA).

Mall of the World districts and facilities

Mall of the World location

Mall of the World timeline and history

Mall of the World announcement 05 July 2014

MOTW is not just a shopping mall, it will include theme park, retail shopping areas, hotels, and other tourist facilities. Announcement said it would be the world's first temperature-controlled city with promenades and walkways covered in the summer.

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