It will be located at the centre of the Dubai Creek Harbour mega development

Property developer Emaar has announced plans to build what will become the Middle East’s largest Chinatown in Dubai.

Located in the mega development Dubai Creek Harbour, the new retail district will occupy a central location within the currently under-construction project.

The official statement announcing the new Chinese-themed area didn’t divulge any details on when we might see the project officially open, but it did reveal that it will feature local and fashion brands that appeal particularly to Chinese tourists.

Judging from the images that were released, it appears that the development will be more upmarket than the current leading Chinese-themed mall in Dubai, Dragon Mart.

The UAE is in the middle of celebrating UAE-China Week which runs until June 24, and will see Chinese president Xi Jinping arriving in the country for a state visit on Thursday.

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