Going forward in 2015, Mall of Emirates is expanding again for the second phase. The views of the Guests and the Retailers were taken and expansion has been planned. New brands will be introduced to the Mall of Emirates. If reports are true then Mall of Emirates will also host the Apple Store.
Mall of the Emirates has announced its second-phase expansion plan, further fuelling rumours the Middle East’s first official Apple Store may be opening its doors in Dubai.
The project has been dubbed “Evolution 2015” and owners Majid Al Futtaim say it will provide gross leasable area of 25,000 square metres.
The plans include a new Vox Cinema, retail anchor stores, new lifestyle stores, at least 12 new restaurants and the “expansion of existing luxury and lifestyle shopping brands” at Mall of Emirates.
According to the official announcement, Evolution 2015, which aims to be completed by the middle of next year, will attract estimated investment of more than Dh1 billion.
Parking will also be built for an extra 1,300 vehicles.
Last week, there was speculation online that Apple was to open a store in Mall of the Emirates. At the same time, the tech giant announced a raft of retail vacancies specifically for the UAE.
One of the most popular retail destination of UAE, Mall of the Emirates enjoy good consumer base. The expansion will also firm their grip on the market and people will have better reach to the retail shop.