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Nakheel finished with Expansion of Ibn Battuta Mall on 24th Nov’2016

A new link officially opened on 24th of November’2016 connecting Ibn Battuta Mall with the Dubai Metro by Nakheel Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah, calling the completion of Dh135 million expansion of the world’s largest themed shopping mall.

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The Nakheel’s Ibn Battuta phase one expansion also includes a 300,000 sq ft extension to the mall which officially opened prior this year and the Mall-Metro link is the second element of the expansion. The expansion of 4.7 million sq ft is still under process.

The Dubai Metro and bus users have the direct access to the mall now which is a two-storey, 210-meter walkway and has 400 shops, restaurants, and other attractions.

The link itself features 90 brand new dining & retail outlets comprising of a food court which is the second at Ibn Battuta Mall – with around 20 restaurants.

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The Chairman of Nakheel, Ali Rashid Lootah said: This marks as another major landmark for Nakheel and its fastest-growing retail development portfolio.

They said that they will continue to enhance and upgrade their already existing malls with new proficiency and attractions which can benefit customers and retailers, while at the same time focusing on delivering a new and diverse range of retail and leisure developments.

“Nakheel Malls’ project portfolio is all set to become the largest in Dubai, with having more than 17 million square feet of leasable space in operation & in the pipeline.”

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Ibn Battuta Mall has already been categorized under one of Dubai’s ‘must-see’ destinations, with more than 20 million visitors per year.

The natural progression for Ibn Battuta Mall, The Metro link will inspire more people to identify its stunning architecture, retail offering, and intriguing history – and encourage those who would normally use the car to switch to public transport, said Nakheel.

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