The new mall at Silicon Oasis is probably the best-looking development we’ve seen in Dubai recently, with enormous open rooftop gardens, a sleek, modern design and a huge amount of green, open spaces build right in.
The Avenues Mall promises retail potential of nearly Dhs16 million by 2020, which development company Lulu Group thinks will double to nearly Dhs32 million by 2025, representing a significant boost to the local economy. Meanwhile, the mall’s location will be welcome news for Dubai residents living inland from the coastline – its catchment area is estimated to include roughly two million people.
The mall itself will include a massive 80,000 square metres of space, made up of an 8,940 sq m hypermarket, a 7,600 sq m department store, plus 34,593 sq m of retail shops and services offering a comprehensive mix of brands for everyone seeking a bit of retail therapy. Thirteen food and beverage outlets as well as 25 more food court kiosks mean you won’t ever be far away from refreshment.
Elsewhere, there are plans for a 6,900 sq m multi-screen cinema complex alongside a 2,300 sq m bowling centre, a massive gymnasium and a 7,100 sq m family entertainment centre.
With the complex set to open in 2020, this is one of the mall developments we’ll be keeping a close eye on as it progresses.