The Dubai Mall, in the Downtown area of the city, is thought to the largest retail mall in the world by total area.

Its second phase of development was completed in 2017, and we are working on a new fit-out project for developer Emaar that will be located in the extension. Emaar is bringing new luxury brands to Dubai for its high end beauty destination — a perfumery.

WME is delivery the building services for the project, which will occupy a series of open and private spaces, with varied tenancy requirements. We are working closely with Emaar and Kinnersley Kent Design to streamline the services to each tenancy, and ensure that the building services are closely and invisibly integrated with the interior finishes.

The haptic qualities of the spaces are extremely important — subdued sound levels and subtle but effective air turnover are key.