Ten travellator units of 70 to 120 metres each will link Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro station with The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. The Dubai Mall Metro Links scheduled to be operational in 2013.
The Dubai Mall, the flagship development of Emaar Malls Group and the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, has launched a project to build a 820-metre long pedestrian link that directly connects the Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall Metro Station with the iconic attractions in Downtown Dubai, including the mall and Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building.
Scheduled to be operational in 2013, ‘The Dubai Mall Metro Links’ is one of the longest pedestrian walkways that links the Dubai Metro with any retail development, and is expected to significantly enhance the convenience of visitors to the mall and Burj Khalifa. It is also billed to reduce vehicular traffic within the immediate vicinity of the mall, located in the heart of Downtown Dubai, the flagship mega development by Emaar Properties, described as ‘The Centre of Now.’
Mr Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman, Emaar Properties, said: “The Dubai Mall is one of the most visited tourist, retail, and leisure destinations in the world. While the mall offers covered parking for over 14,000 vehicles, we have been evaluating various alternatives to further streamline visitor traffic and add to their convenience. The Dubai Mall Metro Links will also serve visitors to Burj Khalifa and the various attractions in Downtown Dubai.”
He added: “The Dubai Mall Metro Link will contribute to the sustainable transport initiatives developed by the Dubai Government. At its peak capacity, the travellators can carry over 13,500 people per hour, and is being developed to the highest international standards. It has been designed to accommodate maximum visitor traffic, both to The Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa and to Downtown Dubai, especially during the festive season.” More info