Dubai to build a mall that customers can drive through in their EVs

  • The new drive-thru mall will also be accompanied by a new skyscraper, a ‘female’ version of the Burj Khalifa
  • The idea is you can drive your EV to the mall, and then through the mall
  • Both projects will be located near Dubai Creek Harbour

Published on Feb 06, 2024 at 7:15 PM (UTC+4)
by Alessandro Renesis

Last updated on Feb 07, 2024 at 5:19 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Dubai is working on a new ‘drive-thru mall’ that comes with a feature no one else had ever thought to do.

It is a drive thru mall, as in you can literally drive right through it.

The image below is a mockup created with AI for illustrative purposes only

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The new drive thru mall will be built by Emirati real estate company, Emaar Properties, in partnership with online retailer, Noon, which is also based in Dubai.

According to Mohammed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, construction has already been approved, and it’ll be underway soon.

Speaking at this year’s Sharjah Entrepreneurship Festival (SEF), Alabbar said the idea is to allow shoppers to drive from the LV store to the Gucci store in their EV.

Yet another idea to make the switch to EV as they become increasingly user friendly.

And he also said they’re working on the “female version” of the Burj Khalifa.

“We are trying something exciting,” Alabbar said.

“This will be the first time cars can enter a mall, so it will be very unique.

And regarding the tower, Alabbar said it will “remind you of Marilyn Monroe, in terms of elegance.”

The location chosen for both properties is Dubai Creek Harbour, a stone’s throw from Dubai International Airport and the Etihad Mall.

The image below is a mockup created with AI for illustrative purposes only

A ‘drive thru’ mall and a ‘female’ version of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai Creek Harbour may sound like an ambitious project, but it definitely isn’t the craziest.

That particular title probably belongs to the underwater train that Dubai is planning to build to connect the city to India.

The other big question is how much this project may cost.

No figure has been quoted, but in a place where a penthouse can sell for $136 million, money is no object.

Some of the images used for this article were created with AI

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Alessandro Renesis

Experienced content creator with a strong focus on cars and watches. Alessandro penned the first-ever post on the Supercar Blondie website and covers cars, watches, yachts, real estate and crypto. Former DriveTribe writer, fixed gear bike owner, obsessed with ducks for some reason.