Monday, September 24, 2012

INDA 2541411: Architectural Design IV / Fall 2012 /
Aj. Carl Fredrik Valdemar Hellberg
Tuesdays and Fridays 13:00-16:30

Experience Driven Architecture of
New Underground Shopping Malls

Places of Interest. Malls

The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping mall based on total area and sixth largest by gross leasable area. Located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, it is part of the 20-billion-dollar Burj Khalifa complex, and includes 1,200 shops. Access to the mall is provided via Doha Street, rebuilt as a double-decker road in April 2009.

Opening date 4 November 2008
Developer Emaar Properties
Management Emaar Malls Group
Owner Emaar Properties
Architect DP Architects Pte Ltd.
No. of stores and services 1,200+
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 350,000 m2
No. of floors 4

Opening Times
Retail Stores& Attraction
Sunday to Wednesday:10:00am 10:00pm
Thursday to Saturday:10:00am 12:00midnight

Food Courts& Restaurants
Sunday to Wednesday:10:00am 10:00pm
Thursday to Saturday:10:00am12:00midnig

The Dubai Fountain
Dubai Fountain schedule
1:00pm First afternoon show
1:30pm Second afternoon show
Evening Shows
6:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sun - Wed
6:00 PM to 11:30 PM Thu – Sat
( Every 30 Minutes)
Adult - (17 years and over) - AED 90
Adults must be accompanied by a child to enter KidZania
Sunday to Wednesday (10am to 10pm)
Last admission at Aquarium Tunnel 9:45pm
Combo Ticket   55 AED
       Aquarium Tunnel  
       Underwater Zoo
SEGA Republic
140 AED for day pass
10:00am- 01:00am
Dubai Ice Rink
Sunday to Wednesday (10am to 10pm)
Thursday to Saturday (11:15am to 12:00midnight)

Deira City Center
Deira City Centre (Arabic: ديرة سيتي سنتر‎) is a large shopping mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Located in the community of Deira, Deira City Centre was the largest mall in Dubai prior to the establishment of Ibn Battuta Mall, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall. Deira City Centre was established in 1996, is spread across 1,300,000 square feet (120,000 m2) and includes a Carrefour superstore and it used to have an Ikea outlet before it moved to a bigger premises at the Festival Waterfront Centre.[1] Deira City Centre has over 340 stores, including a multiplex, food court and a hotel, and attracts over 20 million visitors a year.

Opening date 1996
Management Majid Al Futtaim Group
Owner Majid Al Futtaim Group
No. of stores and services 340
Total retail floor area 1,300,000 sq ft (120,000 m2)
No. of floors 3

Opening Times

Magic Planet
AED 65/day
10am to midnight

Burjuman Mall
Known as the residence of high-fashion, BurJuman has one of the finest concentrations of high-fashion luxury brands in Dubai including Saks Fifth Avenue, Louis Vuitton, Dior, Chanel, Hermes, Valentino, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Fendi, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Just Cavalli, and many more.

With over 300 leading high-end and high-street fashion brands mingling comfortably with one another under one roof, BurJuman caters to the elite customers’ discerning shopping needs, while a range of dining choices, atrium courtyards, beautiful seating and abundant foliage add to the wonderfully relaxing shopping experience

Opening date 1991
Developer Al Ghurair Group
Management Eisa A. Ibrahim
No. of stores and services 300+
No. of anchor tenants 1
Total retail floor area 800,000 Square Feet
No. of floors 4

Opening Times
Sat – Wed 10AM to 11PM
Thu – Fri 10 AM to 12 AM

Wafi City
Wafi City is a mixed-use development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The complex includes a mall, hotel, restaurants, residences, and a nightclub. The "city" is styled after Ancient Egypt. This themed environment includes columns reminiscent of Karnak, small pyramids, and images of pharaohs. All the walls are the color of the light brown stone that can be found on all structures in Ancient Egypt.

Opening time:
Daily 10am–10pm (Thurs & Fri until midnight)

Wafi City is part of the Wafi Group, owned and operated by MKM LLC.
LW Design group

Mercato Shopping Mall
The mall is designed to look like a Mediterranean town during the European Renaissance in either Italy, France, or Spain.

Opening date 28 October 2002[1]
Developer Al Zarooni Group[1]
Owner Al Zarooni Group[2]
No. of stores and services 90+
Total retail floor area 22,900 m2 (247,000 sq ft)[2]

Opening Times:
Daily 10:00am – 10:00pm
Certain stores may opt to open at 1:30pm on Fridays.

Mall of the Emirates
Opening date November 2005
Owner Majid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding)
Architect F+A Architects
Total retail floor area 220,000 m2

Opening Times
Sunday to Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday  10:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Ski Dubai
22,500 square meters covered with real snow all year round.
St Moritz Café at the entrance to Ski Dubai, and Avalanche Café at mid-station
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight
Ski Slope (2 hours) Adult: 180 AED
Magic Planet
Magic Planet is the largest indoor family entertainment centre in Dubai,
Sunday to Wednesday 9:30 am to 12:00 midnight
Thursday to Saturday 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight
AED 65/day

Has a 550 seat 2-level theatre, 150 seat studio theatre, rehearsal spaces, large and small art galleries, 16 general and specialized classrooms/studios for activities such as painting, sculpture and photography, a music school, lending library and a café.
Saturday to Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
Friday 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

Walk Dubai
Date : Sunday to Thursday
Time: 08:30 am
Dubai’s first indoor walking program at Mall of the Emirates

Ibn Battuta Mall
The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village. It is named after Moroccan famous traveller and explorer Ibn Battuta. This project was completed by the Nakheel Properties group in early 2005. The names of the six courts of the mall are named after the countries and regions to which Ibn Battuta travelled.

Opening date 2005
Management Nakheel Properties
Owner Nakheel Properties
Architect Callison / Dewan
Engineer Turner
Husein Odeh
General Manager, Turner Arabia

Opening Times
Sun – Wed : 10am – 10pm
Thu – Sat : 10am – 12 midnight



Mirdiff City Centre
Mirdiff City Centre is a shopping center opened on 16 March 2010[2] in the Mirdif area of Dubai UAE. It is Majid Al Futtaim's 10th mall in the region and third in Dubai after Deira City Centre in the heart of Dubai, Mall of the Emirates in the southern new Dubai area. The 3 billion AED Mirdif City Centre features more than 400 stores.

Opening date 16 March 2010
Management MAF Dalkia
Owner Majid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding)
Architect RTKL, and Holford Associates
RTKL-UK Ltd. Dubai Branch
T. + 971 4 446 2485
John Robertson
No. of stores and services 430-450
Total retail floor area 5.9 million sq ft

Opening Times
Sunday to Wednesday
10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Thursday to Saturday
10:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Saturday to Wednesday
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Thursday & Friday
10:00 am to 12:00 midnight

Saturday to Wednesday
10:00 am to 11:00 pm
Thursday & Friday
10:00 am to 12:00

iFly Dubai
Sky trail Climbing

Places of Interests. Hotels

Burj Al Arab
Burj Al Arab (Arabic: برج العرب‎,Tower of the Arabs) is a luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,053 ft), it is the fourth tallest hotel in the world. Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) from Jumeirah beach and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. The shape of the structure is designed to mimic the sail of a ship. Sometimes incorrectly referred to as "the world's only seven-Star hotel", its star rating has been often debated.

Opening December, 1999
Cost USD $ 650 million
Height 321.0 m
Floor count 60
Elevators 18
Architect Tom Wright of Atkins
Developer Jumeirah

Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, the Palm is a hotel resort at Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is a joint venture between Kerzner International Limited and Istithmar PSJC and was opened on 24 September 2008. The resort is modelled after the Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in Nassau, Bahamas. Almost everything in it is underwater themed.

Opening date 2008
Developer Nakheel
Management Kerzner International Resorts
Owner Istithmar World Kerzner International Resorts
Rooms 1,539

The Lobby
Dolphin Bay
Open daily 10.00 AM to Sunset*
(Opening hours subject to change depending on time of year.)
AED 225
Adult Aquaventure and The Lost Chambers Combo Ticket AED 275
The Lost Chambers
Open daily 10.00am - 10.00pm
General Entry  AED 100

Places of Interest. Places & Things

Dubai Festival City
Dubai Festival City (Arabic: دبي فستيفال سيتي‎) is a large residential, business and entertainment development in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Touted as a "city-within-a-city", Dubai Festival City is the Middle East's largest mixed-use development: all elements for work, living, and leisure will be contained within the project. Once completed Festival City will comprise a series of residential communities, numerous hotels, malls, a golf course and other entertainment sites, and a full suite of public services, including schools.

Developer Al Futtaim Carillion

Places of Interest. Theme Parks / Water Parks

Wild Wadi
Wild Wadi is an outdoor water park with a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park has the largest water slide outside of North America. Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands.
10:00 to 18:00
220 AED

Stargate Dubai
Opening times
Saturday-Wednesday 1000-2200
Thursday-Friday 1000-0000

Entry is free. Visitors buy a plastic card for AED 2 and then add credit to use the Stargate facilities.
Charges for rides are the same for adults and children.
Attractions include The Children's Academy, Bermuda Triangle with high-tech mazes, Space Mall, Spinning Earth roller coaster (October 2008 press release).

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