Among the Dunes: Silicon Central -Dubai’s latest lifestyle and shopping destination

Salim M. A – Director at LuLu Group

There are many features of Silicon central, our latest retail and lifestyle project that we are proud of but what we love most is the innovative design, inspired by the natural movement of the desert sand dunes and the natural light.

The mall has targeted the highest certification possible – LEED Platinum and therefore paid great attention to create an environmentally friendly project, using state-of-the-art technologies for waste management, energy savings, and a plethora of sustainable services provided within the mall and solar charging stations in the car-parking area. This is one of the largest ground mounted solar carports in Dubai.

Silicon Central has revealed the successful implementation of 1MWp and 4 Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations. The solar rooftop project covers 7,209 sqm and will produce 1.7 GWh of clean energy annually, offsetting more than 1,205 metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to nearly 20,000 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.

As a lifestyle destination, Silicon Central has carefully curated new brands across the two-level retail and leisure destination that has won a gold award in the MENA Shopping Centre Awards under the category Design & Development as a shopping centre that has set standards of excellence, innovation and creativity.

We currently have a wide mix of retailers on board. These include Forever 21, Calliope, Flo, Terranova, Cotton On, Bath & Body Works, Babyshop, Splash, Max and catering to fitness enthusiasts, residents and tourists is the well-equipped state of the art UFC Gym. Ensuring a healthy mix of services, pharmacies, cafes, exchange houses and lifestyle brands, the mall revealed tenants that include major groups like of Alshaya Group, Landmark Group, Sharaf Retail, Step In and Brands For Less.

Our F&B outlets at Silicon central includes Starbucks, Illy Café, Papparoti, Famous Daves, Yuchi, Bloomsbury, Friends Avenue Café, McDonalds, Jollibee, Raju Omelet, Pizza Sabbioni, Asli Beirut, Kamat, Bosporus, Clove Tree, Bhukkad Cafe, Il Forno, Wingstop and Haagen Daz,

Our aim has always been to make Silicon Central a one stop destination for residents and tourists hence our service and lifestyle brands on board include Smokers Centre, Lulu Exchange, Al Ansari Exchange, Life Pharmacy, Du Telecom, Melodica, Al Futtaim Fast Fit, DOCIB, Tips & Toes, Companion Salon, Portofino beauty Clinic, Cutting Edge, Supertrim, Orange Hub and UFC Gym.

Silicon Central also offers a range of entertainment options are also on offer, including a 7,800m2 department store, a 12-screen cinema, a 6,800m2 Family Entertainment Centre, incorporating a 2,000m2 New Generation Entertainment Centre for both kids and grownups to stay active, plus a 2,500m2 gym to keep the community in shape.

With a total of 81,500 sq m GLA and 3,500 car park spaces, Silicon Central will offer a broad mix of brands tailored to ensure shoppers’ complete satisfaction. Adding to the unique shopping experience, a diverse range of dining options will comprise 24 casual restaurants and cafes as well as 21 food court units, making it the perfect place to catch up with friends and families in an enjoyable atmosphere.

Silicon Central is conveniently located near the Dubai Al Ain Road where more than 350.000 cars pass by every day and it aims to offer a host of new retail outlets to the nearby community of 400.000 people as well as students attending the universities in Academic City.

We are gearing up for a grand opening mid-November 2022 and look forward to welcoming local residents and visitors to celebrate this milestone with us.

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