Dubai's oldest mall Al Ghurair Centre in Dh2bn retail space expansion

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By Gillian Duncan  www.thenational.ae

A Dh2 billion (US$544 million) project to double the retail space at Dubai’s oldest mall and add an entertainment centre featuring an indoor roller coaster and ice rink will be completed in the summer.

The extension of the Al Ghurair Centre in Deira, above, will add 375,000 sq ft of total leasable retail space. Pawan Singh / The National
The extension of the Al Ghurair Centre in Deira, above, will add 375,000 sq ft of total leasable retail space. Pawan Singh / The National

The expansion of the Al Ghurair Centre in Deira, which opened in 1981, is expected to open during Ramadan.

The mall currently features a retail area of 480,000 square feet, with about 200 stores, 20 food and beverage outlets and an eight-screen cinema.

The extension will add 375,000 sq ft of total leasable retail space. Al Ghurair would not reveal the names of any new tenants or the number of new units it had leased.

“The Al Ghurair Centre was first opened in the early 1980s and revamped sometime in the 2000s with a major renovation,” said Ibrahim Al Ghurair, the managing director of Al Ghurair Properties. More info