BurJuman

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BurJuman
بر جمان
Location Dubai,  United Arab Emirates
Coordinates 25°15′11″N 55°18′7″E
Address BurJuman Centre, Bur Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Street, Dubai - دبي, United Arab Emirates
Opening date 1992 (renovated in 2014)
Developer Al Ghurair Group
Management Eisa A Ibrahim
Owner Al Ghurair Group
No. of stores and services 300+
No. of anchor tenants 2
Total retail floor area 800,000 Square Feet
No. of floors 4
Parking 3,400 spaces
Public transit access Burjuman Metro Station
Bus routes: 21, 29, 33, 42 ,44, 61, C5, C10
Website Burjuman Website

BurJuman (Arabic: بر جمان‎) is one of the oldest shopping mall in Dubai, located in the residential area of Bur Dubai, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is developed and owned by Al Ghurair Group and managed by Eisa A Ibrahim. [1] The distinctive landmark comprises over 2.8 million square feet of mixed-use space including the shopping mall, business tower, hotel suites and duplex residences. The mall comprises over 800,000 square feet.
On November 2003, BurJuman won 2 MAXI Merit awards from The International Council of Shopping Centers.[2] and on March 2006, BurJuman was awarded the "Mall of the Year" award at the prestigious 1st Retail Middle East Awards.[3]

Retail Anchors[edit]

BurJuman houses over 300 retail stores.

Virgin Megastore[edit]

Carrefour[edit]

On 21 August 2014, A new 5,780 square metre Carrefour hypermarket was opened at the remodeled North Wing. Carrefour will serve as a key anchor tenant in BurJuman.[4]

Dining[edit]

Burjuman houses over 40 restaurants and cafés.

Metro Link[edit]

The BurJuman Metro Station (formally Khalid Bin Al Waleed station) entrance which is located near the north wing offers visitors a close and convenient link to the mall.

Naming Rights[edit]

On December 2012, RTA and BurJuman officially rename Khalid Bin Al Waleed Station to BurJuman Station under the Dubai Metro “Naming Rights Initiative”.[5]

History[edit]

The North Wing section of the mall opened in 1992 thus, making it one of the oldest mall in Dubai. The mall used to comprise 500,000 square feet.

Expansion[6][edit]

In 2002, Burjuman announced a AED 500 million (US $135 million) project of the expansion of the mall north wing. The project include the construction of the mall south wing, a 26 storey luxury residential apartment building, a 23-storey hotel building, and a 30 storey office tower. The construction started in 2004 and it was completed on 2006 and the south wing section of the mall was open to the public on 2006. The total retail area was increased from 500,000 square feet to 800,000 square feet.

The BurJuman Business Tower[edit]

The BurJuman Business Tower which is the tallest tower in the area is located located adjacent to The BurJuman Mall, it is a 30 storey office tower where 22 floors are used for office purpose.

The BurJuman Residence[edit]

The BurJuman Residence is located within the vicinity of the BurJuman mall, it is designed by the world-renowned, New York/London based architectural firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF). The apartment comprises 80 spacious duplex apartments, 10 townhouses and 5 opulent penthouses. Each state-of-the-art living space incorporates the highest quality polished bamboo, solid oak and black Marquina floors, marble-clad bathrooms, and designer kitchens by the leading German manufacturer, Poggenpohl. The residential tower hosts 8 fully equipped meeting rooms, an underground car park with 200 space, gym and swimming pool.[7]

BurJuman Residence was opened for tenants on July 2006. [8]

BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana Hotel[edit]

The BurJuman Arjaan by Rotana is located within the vicinity of the BurJuman mall and also next to the Burjuman Residence.

Renovation[edit]

The North Wing section of the mall is closed for renovation and redesign.(July 2013)
The North Wing is under renovation (September 2014)

On May 2011, Burjuman announced the start of major renovation works to its North wing which was first opened on 1992, as part of its ongoing commitment to offer retail tenants and customers an enhanced shopping and entertainment experience.[9]

The renovation phases are in progress since 1 year, with initial MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing) work commencing immediately and structural work commencing in the last quarter of 2011. The renovation will be carried out in stages to ensure minimal disruption to the mall's normal operational activities during the entire period.

The renovations aim at extending and architecturally unifying the mall's physical space as well as enhancing the shopping and entertainment experience, with the addition of new anchor tenants, including a major grocery store and multiplex cinema.

Key elements of the renovation include the addition of a fourth floor for the cinema complex and the extension of the third floor family entertainment area to include an extended food court. Following the renovations, the food court will be doubled in size and link directly to the Pavilion Gardens in the mall's South wing. Several new F&B brands are expected to join BurJuman's current dining offering.

In addition, the mall's north exterior entrance is set to be completely redesigned and an al fresco dining area added to the wing to match the design of the south wing.

Several new luxury, high-street and high fashion brands are expected to join the mall's prestigious retail portfolio, including brands exclusive to BurJuman in the UAE as well as a few exciting regional debuts once the renovation phrase is completed.

Once the renovation phases have been finalized, the total retail area will be increased from 800,000 square feet to 1 million square feet.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Burjuman Center - TEN Yellow Pages
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See also[edit]

Coordinates: 25°15′11″N 55°18′7″E / 25.25306°N 55.30194°E / 25.25306; 55.30194