$1.2-billion construction is scheduled to finish by the end of 2020
WATCH: Reem Mall takes shape in Abu Dhabi
Construction of a new shopping mall on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island is progressing, with some sections up to their fourth level, according to its developer.
Work on the $1.2 billion Reem Mall project started late last year and the construction site now has 14 tower cranes and 4,000 workers. First thought of in 2008, the complex was among many real-estate projects put on hold amid the global financial crisis.
Al Farwaniya Property Developments said the project, once completed, will use 350,000 cubic metres of reinforced cement concrete, 75,000 tonnes of rebar, 10,000 tonnes of structural steel and 75,000 square metres of pre-cast hollowcore concrete panels for a total built up area of over 650,000 m2.
Once finished, it will feature retail, leisure and entertainment facilities, including Snow Park Abu Dhabi. In April, the developer said construction was scheduled for completion by the end of 2020.
The mall is in the Najmat District on Reem Island and is part of the residential and commercial master development by Reem Developers. The is expected to have a population of 200,000 people when fully ready.