Bahrain's Dragon City set to open in September
Construction will be completed in June with inauguration set for September says company behind project
Bahrain's Dragon City, a major retail project infused with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects, is set to be inaugurated in September, it was announced on Sunday.
ZG Keung, the vice-president of China Max Company, said in comments published by Bahrain News Agency that construction of the Dragon City project will be completed in June, with wholesale and retail trade facilities becoming operational.
The Dragon City project, which is a 115,000m2 development being built in the southwest corner of Diyar Al Muharraq city, will incorporate 780 shops with a special area of 4,500m2, designated for warehousing.
Diyar Al Muharraq, one of Bahrain’s leading urban developers, last May assigned Nass Contracting to construct the project. Diyar Al Muharraq master planned project. China Max will run the project and is already established in the region, having promoted and operated the Dragon Mart in Dubai. It also developed a Chinese City project in Mexico.
The landmark project in Bahrain also includes a 6,000m2 dining street and car parking for 1,500 vehicles and is expected to attract more than half a million visitors a year.
Keung told BNA that the Dragon City will contribute significantly to the national economy of Bahrain and will provide jobs and training opportunities and will attract considerable Chinese investments in addition to large numbers of tourists from China.
He said he is confident the project will follow the success story of the DragonMart retail operation in Dubai.
He added that Dragon City in Bahrain will become a re-exportation centre for Chinese products from Bahrain to the countries of the region.