Mall of Qatar size equals 50 FIFA football fields
The $824m mall, 5m sqf-large, is on track for opening in 2016
The upcoming Mall of Qatar, sprawling an area of 464,515sqm (5m sqf) and worth $824m, is about as large as 50 football fields, sized as per FIFA regulations.
Located near the Al Rayyan stadium for the FIFA World Cup 2022, in total the Mall of Qatar will house 500 boutiques, restaurants and tourist attractions, and is expected to attract 20 million visitors in its first year, The Malaysian Insider reported.
Owned and developed by Mall of Qatar, in collaboration with turnkey contractors UrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC), the mall is due for opening in 2016.
A steady 5% annual increase in visitors is forecast, based on research conducted by T&L Associates. In addition, a 10% increase in 2022 with FIFA World Cup being hosted in Qatar is also expected.
Retail giant Carrefour will anchor the mall, which will also feature the largest IMAX theatre at its multiplex complex.