Dubai Hills Mall, Emaar, Meraas, Retail destinations GCC, Solar shading

Dubai Hills Mall to feature solar harvesting shading system

Located in the Dubai Hills Estate, Dubail Hills Mall — jointly launched by Emaar and Meraas — is set to become one of the region’s most sustainable retail destinations as it will feature solar harvesting shading systems.

According to a statement released by Emaar, the developer is fitting out car parking shades and the rooftop shades to assure sun-cover as well as capturing solar energy through photovoltaic cells with the power generated to be linked to the grid of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. The solar shading feature is estimated to generate 6.5 MW annually.

Offering about 2 million square feet of gross leasable area, Dubai Hills Mall will have a diverse mix of about 650 retail and F&B outlets. Other highlights include four major family entertainment and leisure centres including an 18 screen cineplex, a 63,500 square feet hypermarket, numerous anchor retail experience stores, and dedicated parking spaces for over 7,000 vehicles.

According to Ahmad Al Matrooshi, managing director of Emaar Properties, “Dubai Hills Estate is today one of the most sought-after lifestyle destinations in the city, with strong customer response to our residential launches. With the Dubai Hills Mall, we continue to build on our track-record of delivering exceptional lifestyle destinations with world-class amenities to serve the residents and visitors. The mall will be a vibrant new addition to Dubai’s retail scene, offering retailers the opportunity to be part of one of the largest mega-developments in the city. We are working with leading consultants and contractors for the on-schedule opening of the mall.”