Construction of Nakheel's $1.6bn Deira Mall to complete in 2021
United Engineering Construction was awarded the project's $1.1bn construction contract last April
Construction works for Dubai-headquartered Nakheel's Deira Mall will reportedly be completed in 2021.
The developer announced the award of a construction contract for the $1.6bn (AED4.2bn) project last April.
United Engineering Construction (UNEC) was awarded the $1.1bn (AED4.2bn) contract to build the project.
Dubai Media Office reported that construction on the project will begin this quarter, with completion expected in 2021.
The mall will feature a retractable glass roof to allow natural light in the complex, and open-air shopping during cooler months in the city.
More than 1,000 shops, cafés, restaurants, and entertainment outlets, in addition to a multi-storey car park with 8,400 parking bays.
Deira Mall is part of Nakheel Malls' $4.35bn (AED16bn) expansion programme that will raise its total retail space to more than 158ha.
The mall is being developed within 83.6ha Deira Central section of Nakheel's 15.3km2 Deira Islands master development.
Deira Central comprises 50 residential and hotel towers, retail facilities, mosques, and fitness centres.