Planning to invest a few million in realty? It’s happened to a global trend for the crème genre to own a place of abode in Dubai. Realizing this, Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates is holding a ten-day home and property show from 7-16 September. The Galleria will have a model villa showcasing trends in home furnishings, and local real estate firms will have properties on display. UAE’s top 10 real-estate companies including Sherwoods Property, Sorouh, Tiger, Damac, Luxury, ETA Star, Tameer, Gold Crest, Go Wealthy and Desert Dream will display thousands of affordable and luxurious properties for visitors to choose from. It will also run a special promotion giving shoppers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win an Audi Q7 worth Dh270,000 ($73,500). “The Home and Property show does not target UAE residents only, but also aims to reach out to a large number of regional and international tourists who visit the mall on a weekly basis and may consider investing in a holiday home in the UAE,” said general manager, Mall of the Emirates, Fuad Sharaf.
Three of the best home furnishing stores – Zara Home, Singways, and Jashanmal – will transform the Galleria area in the Mall of the Emirates into a villa complete with a living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, and a driveway to help visitors envision their dream home. Proclaiming to be one of the largest shopping malls in the world outside of North America, it features the usual amenities for a mall (a fourteen-screen movie theater, a gaming arena, a typical slew of stores, and a dramatic theater), its biggest claim to fame is the Middle East’s first indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai. With the ski area, perhaps the third-largest in the world, the Mall of the Emirates seeks to differentiate itself from the dozen or so other newly completed malls in Dubai and the surrounding emirates.