Springs Souk shopping centre has opened in developer Emaar’s master-planned community The Springs, offering residents 100 shops and restaurants.

Developed by Emaar Malls, the Springs Souk has now opened for business to serve Emaar’s residential communities such as The Springs, The Meadows, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, The Views, and the Greens.

Springs Souk boasts 23,000m² of leasable space across two floors of retail and leisure amenities, which will include a gym and a six-screen Reel Cinemas complex on the first floor.

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The cinema is yet to open, and a date for completion has not been made public yet.

Carrefour Market has been described as the “anchor tenant” of the Springs Souk, which will include a mix of retail outlets and food and drink options. Space is available for kiosks and pop-up shops.

Spring Souk is the latest edition to the portfolio of shopping centres developed and managed by Emaar Malls, which is subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

Other shopping centre developments under Emaar’s control include the world’s largest shopping site, Dubai Mall, as well as Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar, and Gold and Diamond Park.

Meanwhile, Emaar Properties told Construction Week that Phase 1 of its master-planned community in Dubai South is nearly 40% complete.

During a tour of the building site, general manager, joint ventures, Emaar Properties, Fadi Shaher El Borno, said he hoped the project would hit its 80% completion target by the end of 2018.