Chinese-themed mall for Bahrain

A Chinese shopping mall is destined for the heart of the Middle East.

China Middle East Investment and Trade Promotion Center FZCO (Chinamex) and Diyar al Muharraq have agreed to develop a Chinese-themed mall in Bahrain.

The mall to be called Dragon City will have a total leasable area of approximately 32,000 sqm and a built up area of approximately 46,000 sqm. Construction on the project is expected to begin in September 2014, across a property of 102,000 sqm on the south west area of Diyar al Muharraq.

Dragon City will be a large-scale trade platform with functions of product exhibition, retail and wholesale, with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects. This area will be landscaped with greenery and water features and will include amenities such as car parks and other services providing a complete experience for visitors.

Target groups will include Chinese enterprises and businessmen who seek to sell their products and services in Bahrain, local citizens and international visitors. Coffee shops and restaurants and all retail and commercial enterprises will follow the Chinese theme.

It is expected to attract more than half a million visitors a year. 

The agreement comes as a concrete step forward in the establishment of bilateral cooperation between Bahrain and China.

Diyar al Muharraq is a master-planned city for the people of Bahrain offering a range of housing options. It offers a mix of residential and commercial properties with the potential for around 30,000 dwellings housing over 100,000 people.

Chinamex is already well established in the region, and has long experience in the promotion, management and operation of similar projects such as Dragon Mart in Dubai and the Chinese City in Mexico.

“This partnership with Chinamex, representing the best of Chinese enterprise, is built on principles of community, best practices and excellence. We look forward to working together to serve and support the achievement of our mutual goal of promoting the business culture of our respective countries, and supporting an exchange of services and opportunities,” said Abdul Hakim Al Khayyat, chairman of Diyar al Muharraq.


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