Emaar opens Souk Al Bahar
Dubai , September 19, 2007
Emaar Malls Group will infuse added verve and style to Dubai with the opening of Souk Al Bahar in Downtown Burj Dubai.
Souk Al Bahar is Dubai’s newest shopping, dining and entertainment destination with over 130 stores and an extensive waterfront promenade featuring the best of its 25 restaurants and cafés.
Uniquely situated on The Old Town Island overlooking the Burj Dubai Lake, Souk Al Bahar will be a vibrant waterside hotspot for Dubai’s socialites and visitors. It will open its doors in December 2007.
Souk Al Bahar is developed and managed by Emaar Malls Group LLC, the shopping mall subsidiary of Emaar. With a gross leasable area of 164,700 sq ft, Souk Al Bahar has an eclectic retail mix that showcases the Arabian heritage through veritable mix of carpet dealers, perfume shops, fashion, furnishings and jewellery.
A dynamic mix of restaurants and cafés frames Souk Al Bahar’s waterfront perimeter presenting an extraordinary dining experience with views of Burj Dubai, the world’s tallest tower.
“Souk Al Bahar will be a lively new shopping and entertainment concept for the city,” said Rashid Doleh, chief executive officer, Emaar Malls Group. “It will be a perfect lifestyle component that will appeal to all sections of society. Being in the heart of Dubai city, and situated in one of the most prestigious development in the world - Downtown Burj Dubai, Souk Al Bahar celebrates the joy of living in one of the most dynamic cities in the world.”
Souk Al Bahar is an ideal complement to Downtown Burj Dubai, where some of the world’s most ambitious developments are planned including Emaar Malls Group’s flagship project, The Dubai Mall, and Burj Dubai. A direct footbridge connecting Souk Al Bahar and The Dubai Mall will ensure that visitors have convenient access to Dubai’s best shopping, dining and entertainment avenues through the evening hours.
“Emaar is undertaking two distinctly different mall developments within Downtown Burj Dubai. While The Dubai Mall will be a premier lifestyle and shopping destination, Souk Al Bahar is a celebration of modern living in Dubai. Residents and visitors will find everything they need in the Downtown Burj Dubai,” added Doleh.
Visitors will have a range of amenities at Souk Al Bahar. An adjoining luxury hotel, The Palace, features 242 guest rooms and suites. Parking is generous with 2,200 car park spaces for visitors and guests. The Old Town Island will also have 130,000 sq ft of office space completing the mixed-use development, which includes over 400 residences.
With two other hotels in Downtown Burj Dubai – Al Manzil and Qamardeen – already functional, and many residential projects completed and handed over to owners, Souk Al Bahar will be an energizing addition to Downtown Burj Dubai and a much sought-after social hotspot high on the list of residents and a draw for Dubai’s trendy movers and shakers.-TradeArabia News Service