New restaurants and hotel planned for Ibn Battuta
Nakheel's extension plan will add 100 new restaurants and a 370-key hotel
Nakheel, a Dubai government-owned developer, will add 766,000 ft2 of shop and restaurant space for lease at Ibn Battuta Mall.
The world's largest themed shopping mall will feature an extra 600 retail, dining and entertainment outlets in its new, 4.7 million ft2 extension.
Moreover, the extension will add one million ft2 to the mall, a multi-screen cinema complex, multi-storey car park and a second hotel with 370 rooms to the existing development.
Nakheel Retail director Omar Khoory said: "We are bringing a new shopping experience to Ibn Battuta Mall , enhancing the existing offering to reflect increasing demand. The mall already attracts 52,000 visitors a day and more than 200,000 on its busiest weekends.
“Our dramatic expansion will transform the area into a huge retail, dining and leisure destination spanning seven million square feet and featuring more than 1000 shops and attractions in total. This will be a fantastic new facility for nearby residents and the wider Dubai community.
“In addition, the mall continues to capture motorists travelling between Abu Dhabi and Dubai as it's the first major retail and dining centre on Sheikh Zayed Road for Dubai-bound travellers."