Cityland Mall’s Central Park to showcase spectacular multi-sensory attractions

– Will provide a unique recreational space for shoppers to reconnect with nature
– A children’s water park, jogging track, numerous F&B options, scintillating light shows and a 3000 seat amphitheater will delight shoppers

The recently announced Cityland Mall project has strengthened its credentials as the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination by revealing details of Central Park which is its prime attraction. The 200,000 sq. ft. open-air garden will form the core of the mall – in terms of both architecture and its anchoring role in providing a unique sensory experience for shoppers. Central Park has been designed to accommodate 7,000 shoppers at a time in its vast expanse.

Scheduled for launch in mid- 2018, Cityland Mall will be a prime attraction for various  communities in Dubailand area such as Arabian Ranches, Marjan, Al Barari, Layan, and Falcon City amongst many others. The mall will also enjoy connected access to Global Village, further strengthening its strategic location and appeal amongst residents and visitors alike.

A multi-sensory delight

The open-air garden will feature an array of attractions such as a mini version of the famed Miracle Garden, a 300-year old ancient tree garden, Japanese garden along with a 500-meter jogging track, which positions the mall as a fabulous lifestyle space where retail satisfaction seamlessly blends with health and fitness.

The children’s waterpark, which is the first in the UAE to be located within a mall, will be a huge draw for the kids with a swimming pool, which is attractively designed in the shape of a flower. It will have various water games for kids in addition to providing convenient facilities like changing rooms and showers. In terms of further water-based attractions, visitors will also get to enjoy waterfalls and small lakes across the park, which will also have swans, ducks and fish in keeping with the aquatic theme.

Mr. Fahimuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group said: “When we laid the plans for Cityland Mall, the Central Park was conceived as a fresh proposition to guide the mall’s philosophy, objectives and vision for shopping complexes in the country.  The park will radically reshape the way people perceive a shopping mall and carve a special place in their minds due to its spectacular multi-sensory attractions while helping them appreciate the beauty of nature.”

“Central Park is a recreational space that is designed to provide an invigorating atmosphere so that shoppers can relax and enjoy themselves in a unique urban oasis,” said Abdel NaserRahhal, Vice Chairman, Cityland Group and the person responsible for designing Central Park.  He added:  “We wanted to create an inspirational space for people so that they can immerse themselves in nature and every element of the park works together beautifully to provide a wonderfully stimulating environment. We have also drawn on our rich expertise from developing Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden which are the Group’s renowned botanical destinations in Dubai.”

About Cityland Group:

Cityland Group, staying true to its tagline “Immersing you in nature”, is committed to creating nature-inspired spaces for communities across the United Arab Emirates. A stellar combination of project development knowhow and expertise in creating unique agricultural and landscaped spaces has long distinguished the developer in the real estate landscape. This is further reinforced by one-of-a-kind projects, such as the renowned Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden. The latest demonstration of its vision is Cityland Mall that is due for launch in 2018 beside Global Village in Dubai.

Cityland Group was founded in 2005 by Mr. Abdel Naser Yasin Musa Rahhal, Vice Chairman, under the esteemed Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al-Nahyan. The journey commenced from Al Ain as AKAR Landscaping Services and Agriculture, which was involved in creating large-scale landscapes in the city’s public spaces. The company created Al Ain Paradise Garden – a floral space created from local resources. The attraction earned two Guinness World Records for its vertical landscape, and for exhibiting the largest number of hanging baskets.  The Group portfolio expanded through its acquisition of the US franchise for ‘Orkin’ – the world’s largest pest control company.