Nakheel will float a tender on 2 October for the construction of Nakheel Mall.
The estimated AED2.5bn retail, dining and entertainment complex will be built on Palm Jumeirah. Ground preparation and piling work for Nakheel Mall is already underway, with the construction contract due to be awarded by the end of this year. A separate contract to construct a five star, 50-storey hotel – to be built alongside Nakheel Mall – will also be awarded at a later date.
The Nakheel Mall and Hotel complex, due to open in 2016, includes five retail levels, a 1,000 sqm indoor garden and a 180 metre high viewing deck of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai skyline. The mall will boast 200 shops and a nine-screen cinema. There will also be a roof plaza with restaurants and cafes.