Dubai-based developer Nakheel says it will issue tender documents on 2 October for the contract to build its AED2.5bn ($681m) Nakheel Mall project on the Palm Jumeirah.

Contractors will be invited to collect tender documents from Nakheel’s contracts and procurements department.

The 418,000 square metre retail, dining and entertainment centre includes five retail levels with more than 100,000 sq m of shop space. There will also be three basement parking levels, 4,000 parking bays, a 1,000 sq m indoor garden and a 180 metre high viewing deck with panoramic views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline.

Once complete, Nakheel Mall will have 200 shops, including a 4,200 sq m supermarket, two anchor department stores, a nine-screen cinema and six medical clinics.

Ground preparation and piling work for Nakheel Mall is already underway, with the construction contract due to be awarded by the end of this year.

A separate contract to build a five star, 50-storey hotel – to be built alongside Nakheel Mall will be let separately.

The complex is due to open in 2016. The consultant is Singapore’s RSP.

In September, Nakheel invited companies to bid for the contract to build The Pointe project on the Palm Jumeirah. Located at the tip of the man-made island across the bay from the Atlantis hotel, the project consists of retail, food and beverage areas, external landscape areas, car parking structure, monorail station and waterfront promenade.

In July, it tendered the construction of its Club Vista Mare project, which is also on the Palm Jumeirah.