Dubai Holding has revealed ambitious plans to build the first temperature-controlled pedestrian city in Dubai, along Sheikh Zayed Road.

UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum launched the huge development, which will occupy a total area of 48mn ft2 and include the world’s largest shopping mall (8mn ft2).

The project will also comprise the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome, that will be open in the winter.

The mall will take the form of an extended 7km retail street network, which developers say will be different to the typical shopping mall concept currently available in Dubai.

Additional districts within the project will include a wellness dedicated zone catering to medical tourists, a cultural celebration district as well as a wide range of hospitality options comprising 20,000 hotel rooms catering to all types of tourists.

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