Construction of Nakheel’s new 8,700 square metre community centre in Dubai’s Discovery Gardens is in full swing, with all 6,000 sqm of available shop space now booked by retailers and restaurants.
More than 20 local and international brands have signed up for the mall, due to open in early 2014. Among them is anchor store Geant, which will take up more than 40 per cent (2,500 sqm) of the complex. Also on board is one of Dubai’s first authentic Chuck E. Cheese outlets: the American dining and children’s entertainment chain – one of 11 cafes and restaurants at Discovery Gardens Community Centre – has taken nearly 1,000 sqm.
The community mall, primarily serving 24,000 homes in Nakheel’s Al Furjan, Discovery Gardens and The Gardens communities, will also feature a children’s nursery and a wide range of everyday convenience stores including a dry cleaners, a pharmacy, optician, games store, money exchange and ladies and gentlemen’s hair salons. Confirmed eateries include Pizzaro, Wendy’s, Second Cup, Arabian Grill, Burger King, Texas Chicken, Chappan Bhog and The Exit.
Discovery Gardens Community Centre will have more than 200 car parking spaces. Construction is on track and is currently 35 per cent complete.
Nakheel is also building a community mall serving thousands of residents in Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Village, Jumeirah Islands and surrounding areas. Jumeirah Park Community Centre, currently 40 per cent complete, is due to open by the end of 2013. It is already 100 per cent leased to 30 retailers, including anchor tenant Geant, nine cafes and restaurants a host of brand name convenience stores.