Good news for those of you who live down the Sharjah end of town…

Al Khawaneej is turning into a bit of a destination. Earlier this year it became home to Dubai’s first love lock bridge, and now it’s just been announced that a new shopping mall will be built there. If that isn’t a sign of an up-and-coming neighbourhood in Dubai, we don’t know what is.

The Dhs300 million mall is being developed by Nakheel (who are keeping busy with 19 other retail projects) together with the Al Nasr Cultural & Sports Club.

The mall will be a retail, dining and entertainment hub with a total built up area of 775,000 square feet, including 330,000 square feet of shop space.

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It will have three floors of shops, restaurants and entertainment outlets, including anchor stores, a supermarket, cinema complex, fitness centre, fun zone and food court.

Nakheel chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said the new mall was expected to become “the vibrant centrepiece of Al Khawaneej”.

Al Nasr Sports Club, for its part, said it “continues to seek distinguished real estate investment opportunities to enhance its project portfolio”.

There’s no word yet on when the mall is scheduled for completion.

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