Emaar, Dubai’s master developer, will soon welcome customers to Expo City Mall, which will have a gross leasable area of 385,000 square feet. The mall will have about 190 retail and food and beverage (F&B) shops and 1,000 parking spaces. The mall is said to be opening in 2024.
The new shopping centre will be accessible via Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Expo Road, Jebel Ali Road, and Dubai Metro to attract a lot of consumers. The developer claims that Expo City Mall will welcome guests in the first few months of 2019. It will be smaller than Emaar’s other malls, such as The Dubai Mall and Dubai Hills Mall.
Expo City Dubai is a 15-minute city that provides people with a plethora of activities and services, including 10km of bicycle tracks, a 5km jogging track, children’s playgrounds, 45,000 sq m of parks and gardens, and access to educational and cultural institutions, entertainment venues, office buildings, recreational facilities, food outlets, and event spaces. Almost one-third of the Expo City Dubai project has been completed so far.
As the population of Dubai South continues to grow, several new residential developments are being built in the region. Two brand-new sustainable complexes, Expo Valley and Expo Central, were recently unveiled to meet rising demand.
The proposed mall, which is part of Emaar’s South concept, will serve around 5,000 nearby residential units and over 400,000 homes within an 8-kilometre radius.
The upcoming mall will be a significant tourist attraction and retail location for those visiting Expo City, which is expected to become a major tourism and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) destination in the years to come.
When Expo City reopened on October 1, 2022, many of its attractions will be free to visitors, allowing them to recreate their experiences at the biggest exhibition in history without paying for entry tickets.
However, some attractions require visitors to purchase tickets. On September 1, Alif – The Mobility Pavilion and Terra – The Sustainability Pavilion—welcomed guests. Each pavilion ticket is Dh50 per person. The spinning observation deck, Garden in the Sky, charges Dh30 for each trip.
Dubai Expo 2020, formerly known as District 2020, ran for six months and ended on March 31, 2022, with more than 24.1 million visitors.