Abu Dhabi: Reem Mall, the world’s first fully digitally enabled smart shopping mall was officially topped out this week after construction reached the highest point for the new mall structure.
The topping out was marked by key project representatives from Al Farwaniya Property Developments including Faisal Sultan, Chairman, David Boesley, Executive Chairman, Shane Eldstrom, CEO, Nadia Akil, Vice Chair, and Deepak Jain, CFO.
The topping out is the latest milestone reached on site over the past 18 months.
Positioned on Reem Island – right in the heart of ‘new’ Abu Dhabi – Reem Mall will become the beating heart of a completely new destination with two million square feet of retail, leisure, dining and entertainment choices.
From the introduction of the region’s first fully digitally enabled smart shopping centre aligned with an integrated 23,000 sq ft logistics hub and connected warehouses to the world’s largest snow play park, Snow Abu Dhabi, it is set to surprise and excite every step of the way.
Faisal Sultan, Chairman of Al Farwaniya Property Developments, said: “Reem Mall has witnessed continued progress over the past year and a half thanks to the hard work and dedication of the entire project team. Seeing it reach its highest point is a truly fantastic milestone.”
Shane Eldstrom, Chief Executive Officer of Al Farwaniya Property Developments, added: “This is a massive milestone we have achieved here. Infrastructure piling works are just a matter of weeks from completion, with pile caps and bridge piers for the flythrough that will give seamless access to the mall. We look forward to delivering this world-class destination, to the people of Abu Dhabi and the wider UAE.”
To date, over 6,300 tonnes of steel structural frame has been erected.
Fabrication is progressing in areas such as Snow Park plant rooms, link bridges, and the cinema which has reached 98 per cent completion.
Moreover, escalators and elevators continue to be installed at a rapid pace with over 50 per cent of vertical transportation equipment now installed on site.
The site is located in the Najmat District on Reem Island, the new heart of Abu Dhabi. Reem Island is planned to have a population of 200,000 at completion.