Dubai (UAE) is developing a construction plan for the largest shopping mall in the world.
According to Imexre.com citing The National, a new shopping mall covered with a giant dome made of glass will become the most ambitious project in the entire history of the emirate. This shopping mall is a part of the government development plan for the tourism sector of the emirate.
Dubai Holding conglomerate which is a part of the Jumeirah Group will be in charge of the construction of the Mall of the World with the floor area of 8 million square feet. It is going to be located in the Sheikh Zayed Road area forming the major area of Dubai. The new complex will be next to the Mall of the Emirates which is considered to be one of the largest shopping malls in the area.
The new shopping complex along with hundreds of new hotels will make up a new district presented by the developer as the first in the world “city with controlled climate”. This district will be placed under a giant glass dome, which will open during the winter months.
“We announced recently that we plan to transform Dubai into a cultural, tourist and economic hub for the two billion people living in the region around us; and we are determined to achieve our vision. Our ambitions are higher than having seasonal tourism,” said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, vice president of the UAE and the ruler of the Dubai emirate.