Abu Dhabi’s first skate park and new waterfront promenade planned as part of Marina Mall expansion

The area will also include a new restaurant tower and three helicopter pads

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi, which regularly tops favourite mall lists in the capital, is set to be expanded, developer National Investment Corporation announced on October 30.

In its new avatar, the mall will encompass a waterfront promenade called Marina Walk, which will include a domed restaurant tower, plus a massive 123,000-square-metre leisure space that will house Abu Dhabi’s first skate park.

Other planned features include manicured park areas; 900 additional parking spaces; multiple water installations; three helipads; and a residential tower in the South Block.

In addition to the expansion plans, the current mall will also get an upgrade: LED screens, storefront fixtures, and a new look for the luxury shopping area and the main entrance.

Work will commence in early 2018.

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