The largest retractable roof in the world was announced to be built on Monday at Deira Mall in Dubai.
Canadian OpenAire said it has been appointed to design and install the retractable roof at the mall, which will be a place to more than 1,000 stores, cafés, restaurants and entertainment outlets.
“Dubai is known to be at the forefront of innovation, fashion, technology and shopping,” said Mark Albertine, President and CEO of OpenAire.
“Deira Mall will be equipped with the largest fully retractable roof in the world, bringing outdoor spaces to the mall, providing guests with a unique international shopping experience.”
According to OpenAire, the retractable roof at Deira Mall will be about 77 meters wide and 418 meters long.