Developed by Majid Al Futtaim and designed by F+A Architects, Mall of the Emirates is a 223,000 m² (520 stores) enclosed mall that is one of Dubai's top shopping and leisure destinations in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.). It attracts more than 36 million visitors annually.
The Mall of the Emirates development also includes the Kempinski Hotel and Pullman Hotel.
Opened in 2005, this mall features a highly successful indoor ski hill (Ski Dubai) that is a major visitor attraction within the U.A.E. In 2010, the mall added than 40 premium and luxury stores in its 'Fashion Dome' district, enhancing its overall destination appeal.
With mall sales in excess of US $2 billion, Mall of the Emirates is considered to be one of the most successful shopping centres in the world.
Thomas Consultants advised the architectural design and development team on the following development planning elements: