Dragon Mart has tripled in size
Already conquered Dragon Mart 1? Well you can now head down to the newly opened Dragon Mart 2.
As if Dragon Mart wasn’t already big enough, the Chinese mall’s new expansion, called Dragon Mart 2, is almost double the size of the original part. (Yes, that means Dragon Mart has just tripled in size).
The whole thing cost nearly Dhs1 billion, and is made up of more than two million square feet of retail area over two floors.
Inside you’ll also find a Novo Cinema, a 10,000 square metre Geant store, a three-star 2,400 room hotel, a civic plaza, as well as a two-storey retail mall with a food court and a terrace with outside dining.
The new Novo cinemas
If you’ve been to the original Dragon Mart, you’ll know how big that place is without the new expansion. It was a feat making it from one side to the other as it was, but now it’s three times as large.
It doesn’t stop there though, Dragon Mart still has four more phases of expansion ahead, which will bring the total area to around 11 million square feet.
These extra phases of expansion will eventually come together to build Dragon City – a retail, leisure and residential destination so large it could house 145 international football pitches.
Dragon Mart is the largest Chinese trading hub outside of mainland China (with a footfall that sees from 65,000 to 80,000 shoppers a day) so it’s no surprise that almost all of the shops in the new expansion sell Chinese wares only.
The new expansion launched last week in a ceremony that was attended His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai
SOME OF THE NEW SHOPS IN PICTURES
New Beginning Trading
Photos: Syed Ali/Supplied.
Dragon Mart 2, Al Awir Road, International City, Dubai, 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 4336200. dragonmart.ae.