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Mall of the Emirates

Dubai, UAE

This barrel vaulted glazed roof creates an architectural centrepiece for the mall of the Emirates.

Key Data


Dubai, UAE

Project Type


Client / Developer

Majid Al Futtaim

Architect / Consultant

Mace / Holford Associates / Hyder Consulting

Main Contractor

Khansaheb Civil Engineering

Façade Area

10,749 sqm

Scope of Work

Design, supply, manufacture, and installation of bespoke glazed skylights and other elements for redevelopment and expansion:
  • 13 Customised Glazed Skylights including Steel Structure, Cast Aluminium, Smoke Windows and Cleaning Access Equipment  10,749 sqm
  • Clerestory Glazing 1,370 sqm
  • Glazed Screens / Doors 1,124 sqm
  • Stainless Steel Column Cladding 90 sqm



Date of Award


Date of Completion



Mall of the Emirates is the world’s first shopping resort, in the heart of Dubai.
It features about 630+ brands, in an area of 233,467 sqm. It includes department stores, fashion, and lifestyle. It also has sports, electronics, home furnishing, and the largest Carrefour in the city.


Fashion Dome

Al Abbar Group provided this 40m diameter x 20m high Glazed Dome (IGU) with pre-assembled steel frames erected as one full-dome steel structure at the site. Faceted glazing from outside onto inner EPDM corner vulcanized gasket frames, glass units are fixed with pressure plates and outer weather defence line at glass joints is sealed by Butyl tapes.

The internal & External Mobile Gantry (BMU) is connected to a circular base – and top track.

The Steel Frames, Ribs Cladding and  Aluminum Decorative Panels ( in verdigre  copper colour ) show the unique design of Mall of The Emirates Skylights.

Barrel Vault 

  • 150m Total Length x 6m High x 11m wide Glazed Barrel Vault (IGU)
  • Internal & External Mobile Gantry (BMU)
  • Steel Frames/Ribs Cladded w/ Aluminum Decorative Panels