By Majorie van Leijen www.emirates247.com
An air-conditioned foot bridge connecting Dubai Metro to Ibn Batuta Mall will be constructed this year.
The bridge will form part of the first mall expansion to be completed this year.
The 300-metre long link will connect the mall to Ibn Batuta Metro Station.
Currently, the Metro station is located at a distance of 5 minutes, walking.
The distance between the mall and the Metro station will not remain the same once the expansion of the mall is completed.
The first phase of this expansion, which is set to be opened shortly, includes the addition of retail space in the area between the mall and the Metro station.
The footbridge is to form part of this expansion, as it will include 50 of the 150 additional shops and be opened with the new mall section simultaneously. More info