Saturday, September 7, 2013

Jamuna Future Park: Largest Shopping Mall In South Asia And 12th Largest In The World

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Outside Jamuna Future Park
Jamuna Future Park - The largest shopping mall in south Asia and the 12th largest in the whole world was inaugurated on 6 September 2013. Covering an area of 506,000 m² (5.45 million sq ft) it is one of Bangladesh's most splendid buildings.
The construction work started at 2002 by Jamuna Builders Limited but due to slow development and legal problems it had to wait 11 years.

Location

Jamuna future park is situated at Kuril, Baridhara. Neighboring Gulshan, it's just a few minutes drive from "Shahjalal International Airport". The exact address is Ka-244, Pragati Sharani, Kuril, Dhaka. The area is surrounded by offices of many large companies and foreign embassies making it a destination for both local people and tourists.

Here is a Google map placing for your convenience



Facilities

The mall is centrally air conditioned and has nine floors. It has its own 45 MW power plant and high-speed WiFi internet.

Here is a list of what the mall consist of:

Outdoor : Theme park with roller coaster and other rides
Lower Basement : Car parking
Middle Basement : Car parking and Super market
Level 1 : All sorts of live entertainment like musical shows and fashion shows
Ground Floor - Fifth Floor : local and international brand shops, non-branded shops, bank space, online booths and food courts.
Level 5 : Children's theme park, a gymnasium, a health club, two separate swimming pools for men and women, exhibition halls, banquet halls, International standard cineplex with seven individual halls, 22 lane bowling alley with karaoke and Dhaka's second ice skating rink.

cinebusters HD cineplex jamuna future park Dhaka Bangladesh
Outside of cinema halls

At a glance

  • 5000 car parking
  • 7 cinema halls
  • 3000 people's food court
  • 2 roof top swimming pools
  • 2000 people's fitness center
  • 2500 children's indoor park
  • 22 lines bowling alley
  • 34 elevators/lifts
  • 118 escalators
  • 7.5 Richter scale earthquake resistance
  • An outdoor park with roller coaster and other rides 

cinebusters HD cineplex jamuna future park Dhaka Bangladesh
Splendid lobby outside the halls


List of brands and restaurants

All the famous brands of Bangladesh will open its branch in this mall. Foreign brands like lotto, TAG heuer, Omega, Nike, Hush puppies etc will also open their branch.

Famous foreign food chains include A&W, KFC, Pizza hut, Movenpcik etc. Famous Bangladeshi food brands will also open their branches here.

The complete list is here
outside jamuna future park, theme park, roller coaster ride
A view of the theme park

Future Plans

Though the mall is open, the whole project is not fully completed yet. Some portion of this project is still ongoing. They are :

  • A 700 Room JW Marriot Hotel
  • An international chain hospital complex
  • A central mosque
  • An office building of Jamuna Group
  • The "Daily Jugantor" head office

Conclusion


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Jamuna Future Park is a model for architecture and engineering in Bangladesh. The large hypermarket joined with a theme park promises some fun. What should you try there? How to book a ticket ? I'll write a complete review in my next article with more info on every aspect of this project. Stay tuned and don't forget to comment if you like this article.

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