Dubai Holding | Plans for world’s largest domed city

January 1, 2000

Image from the planned Mall of the World. (credit: Dubai Holding)

Dubai Holding | The world’s first temperature-controlled city, Mall of the World, located along Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Occupying a total area of 48 million square feet, the project will comprise the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months.

The project will also house the largest shopping mall in the world with an area of 8 million sq. ft., which will take the form of an extended retail street network, 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. Once completed, the City is projected to become a year-round destination, welcoming around 180 million visitors annually.

Project highlights:

Mall of the World, a project developed by Dubai Holding, will have the following connected features:

  • World’s largest mall occupying 8 million sq. ft. connected to 100 hotels and serviced apartments buildings with 20,000 hotel rooms
  • Temperature-controlled covered retail street network spreading over 7 km
  • Largest indoor family theme park in the world
  • Wellness district catering to medical tourists in a 3 million sq. ft. area
  • Cultural district comprising theatres built around New York’s Broadway, The Celebration Walk, similar to the Ramblas Street in Barcelona and shopping streets based on London’s Oxford Street
  • Dubai’s largest celebration centre accommodating 15,000 revellers

Dubai FAQs | Mall of the World in Dubai, a planned shopping, entertainment, and mixed use area in the Al Sufouh district of Dubai, expected to be the largest shopping mall in the world when it opens. Announced in July 2014. Planned as the largest indoor or covered temperature-controlled “city” in the world. Project timeline details and opening date not given, although later comments by the Dubai Holding CEO indicated the development would take 10 years to complete. Not the same as the Mall of the World announced in Nov 2012 as part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City project.

related reading:
Dubai Holding | “Mohammed Bin Rashid launches Mall of the World, a temperature controlled pedestrian city in Dubai”
Dubai Holding | YouTube channel

Dubai FAQs | Mall of the World
WAM | “Mohammed Bin Rashid launches Mall of the World, a temperature controlled pedestrian city in Dubai”