Location: Dubai, UAE
Client: Nakheel
Size: 18 million sf 

The expansion of Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall will create an 18 million sf, mixed-use retail, entertainment, hospitality, office and residential development. Six towers with 3.8 million sf of office space will connect to the mall. The project will also add 2,700 new hotel keys, 1,500 residential units, and structured parking for 18,000 cars. The expansion, which will double the mall’s size, will also connect all of the elements to Dubai’s new metro. In the third phase, a 500,000 sf domed entertainment area will include a large children’s entertainment area as well as nightclubs, live performance theatres, and additional dining areas around a central lagoon and rainforests. A rollercoaster will cross the domed area.