The construction of Al Maryah Central, a 2.3 million square foot regional shopping centre, located at the core of Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, will commence this month, real estate company Gulf Related said in a statement.
Gulf Related has selected Brookfield Multiplex as the main contractor responsible for the completion of the $1 billion (Dh3.67 billion) Al Maryah Central development.
When completed in March 2018, the Al Maryah Central mall will feature the first Macy's outside of the United States, the first Bloomingdale's in Abu Dhabi and 20 specialist Al Tayer stores as part of the 400 store strong retail offering.
In addition, Al Maryah Central will include 145 restaurants and cafes, a 20-screen cinema complex, a medical centre, a crèche, a health
club, a public library, a food market as well as three rooftop parks atop the mall. Subsequent phases of the development will include residential units as well as a hotel in two high rise towers.
The development broke ground in November 2014 and the excavation of the Al Maryah Central site and foundation construction work has already been completed. The $425 million Brookfield Multiplex contract covers the construction of the retail mall, with vertical construction commencing in August 2015. The mall is slated to open in March 2018.
Source: Gulf News