Construction work has begun on the expansion of the Dubai Mall’s Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, it was announced on Wednesday.
UAE-based construction group ASGC, which is working on the project, confirmed that the initial permits were issued in August 2017.
ASGC has now started work on a new retail area, which will form part of the mall’s Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard expansion.
The new space will form an active link to both Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard and the mall’s Fountain Views expansion.
ASGC is using technology solutions such as the deployment of 3D-laser scanning to allocated utilities throughout the development, and BIM modelling for full coordination of the construction activities, it said in a statement.
Operated by Emaar Malls, Dubai Mall is the most visited shopping destination in the emirate, welcoming an average of 80 million visitors annually.
Emaar is currently undertaking a massive expansion of Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue, to add another one million sq ft of built-up area delivering over 600,000 sq ft GLA.
Earlier this year, the company confirmed that the expansion was in its “final stages,” and would add over 150 international brands and F&B and leisure outlets to the mall.
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