Lazy shoppers can now be driven around Dubai Mall
The world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination, The Dubai Mall, has launched two electric cars for shoppers, who can explore the retail outlets and leisure attractions via a chauffeur-driven electric car.
With the adoption of electric cars, the mall is also supporting the green vision of the nation through the use of clean power. The smart initiative will further enhance the convenience of visitors, and enable them to access the mall’s varied attractions effortlessly.
The launch of the electric cars within The Dubai Mall closely follows the introduction of a driver-less, autonomous 10-seater car, in partnership with the Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) to cover the vibrant Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard in Downtown Dubai. The autonomous vehicles underline Emaar’s commitment to supporting the Smart Dubai vision announced by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The new electric cars being introduced in The Dubai Mall will initially serve visitors for commuting the length and breadth of the ground floor, which features a wide range of retail stores including flagship fashion outlets at the Fashion Avenue, The Souk, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo and many more.
Visitors can contact the Guest Services Desk to hire the electric car. The cars will be driven by Guest Service personnel, who are specially trained for the service. The cars will be charged at the dedicated stations located by The Waterfall, set up by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.
Each electric car can accommodate four guests, who can reserve for specific point-to-point rides. Between service, the electric car will be parked by The Waterfall Atrium, Fashion Catwalk and Grand Atrium. Electric car rides would also be offered as an alternative to the VIP buggies that are currently used as a value-add for the Personalised Shopping Experience offered for guests.
The Dubai Mall, an iconic attraction in the heart of the city, is the world’s most visited lifestyle and leisure destination with over 1,200 stores and over 200 F&B outlets. Leisure attractions in the mall include Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink, SEGA Republic, KidZania and Reel Cinemas.