$82M shopping mall planned for Abu Dhabi

WCN Editorial Team 12 Jan 2017 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Group has unveiled plans to develop a new AED300M ($81.6M) community mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

The one-level mall, known as ‘My City Centre Masdar’, will be located in the heart of Masdar City.

Scheduled to open by the end of 2018, the mall will feature 60 outlets across 18,000 sq m of gross leasable area (GLA.

The project will also include shaded parking for 430 vehicles on the mall’s rooftop through the use of photovoltaic panels — the mall’s energy and water consumption is expected to be 40% lower than comparable buildings.  

It will aim to achieve an Estidama 3 Pearl rating — a rating system developed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council — which is the equivalent to LEED gold certification.
Ghaith Shocair, CEO of shopping malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said: “We are proud to announce the development of ‘My City Centre Masdar’, which promises to create great moments for everyone, everyday, for communities living and working in Masdar City.

“We are honoured to partner with Masdar City and salute their vision which is aligned with Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to sustainability.”

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