The three-decade old shopping centre will double its retail space post the new development with 150 additional stores and food outlets, refurbished cinemas, and an indoor rollercoaster and ice rink.
The expansion is opening in stages. A hotel and a luxury serviced-apartments tower opened in December while the remaining retail and entertainment zone expansion is set to open in mid-2013.
Ibrahim Al Ghurair, managing director of Al Ghurair Properties said: “The expansion is a ‘vital component’ in the ongoing development. We are confident that the expansion will be well-received by residents and visitors.”
Scheduled to open in mid-2013, the shopping mall expansion will boast an total number of stores to 350 stores.