Five storeys of shopping, rooftop dining, cinemas, VIP entrances and more. Here’s what to expect at the new mall coming to The Palm Jumeirah…

Having trouble finding somewhere to go shopping in Dubai? (Kidding.) Well you’ll be happy to hear there’s a new mall opening on Palm Jumeirah.

The Dhs1.2 billion Nakheel Mall on Palm Jumeirah is starting to take shape, with construction now almost 50 per cent complete.

Nakheel Mall will be made up of 4.5 million square feet of shops, restaurants and entertainment options, with three underground parking levels boasting 4,000 parking spaces.

Nakheel MallThat’s quite a rooftop area.

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The mall will have five retail levels, with 350 shops, restaurants and leisure attractions over 1.2 million square feet of leasable space, as well as a VIP entrance (of course), two fountains and two waterfalls stretching a full 65ft into the mall.

Nakheel MallThere will be a VIP entrance

On the roof you’ll find a fine-dining rooftop plaza, with sprawling views of the Palm, Arabian Gulf and the city skyline.

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Almost 60 per cent of the floorspace has been leased out, with places like Waitrose, Vox Cinemas, Adidas, Breitling, French Connection and Montblanc setting up shop.

Palm_4Living green walls run up the atrium.

While an opening date for the Nakheel Mall is yet to be set, Nakheel have said in a statement that they’re hoping to launch by Q3 this year.

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Alongside the mall you’ll find The Palm Tower – a 52-storey hotel and residential complex, which is looking to be finished in 2018. The first 18 floors of The Palm Tower will be taken up by a St Regis hotel, with 504 luxury residences occupying the rest of the building.

Nakheel Mall

Close to the rooftop, on the 50th floor, you’ll find none other than one of the world’s highest infinity pools, as well as a restaurant on the 51st, and a viewing deck on the 52nd.

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Check out the video of what the mall and The Palm Tower will look like in action. The infinity pool looks particularly rad.

The St Regis won’t just have a hotel though, they’re also set to open a beach club as part of Nakheel’s Palm West Beach complex which will offer dining, leisure and fitness venues, as well as its own infinity pool stretching almost 100m along the seafront.

Those staying in the St Regis in The Palm Tower will gain free access to the club, whereas residents of The Palm Tower will benefit from membership deals.

Photos: Supplied, Raglan Squire & Partners

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