Lisbon 2018 | Plasterboard

Mall of Egypt

EgyptEgyptCompany Name: Al Dhabi for contracting

Project description

Mall of Egypt is the first shopping destination of its kind in Egypt. The mall is owned and managed by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa. Mall of Egypt is located on Wahat Road in 6th of October City. With a gross leasable area (GLA) of 165,000 m², Mall of Egypt will house the best local and international retailers including an unmatched high-end fashion offering of the world’s most prestigious brands. Mall of Egypt will feature the finest dining outlets. Moreover, the mall will house major department stores as well as lifestyle, sports, electronics, home furnishing outlets. With direct access to Wahat Road, the mall includes 6,500 car parking spaces. Mall of Egypt’s family leisure offerings include Ski Egypt – Africa’s first indoor skiing slope, a 21 multi-screen VOX Cinemas and a Magic Planet family entertainment centre.


Al Dhabi for contracting

Al Dhabi Contracting Company, one of the Local Construction Companies was established in 1998 as a leading construction firm specialized in false ceiling works in Egypt. The principle objective of Al Dhabi Contracting was to take part in the implementation of the planned infrastructure & the development of the region. As a specialized contractor, the scope of activities of Al Dhabi extends to cover false ceiling works with various type, partitions, demountable partitions, etc… With the local experience of Al Dhabi personnel, a wide range of specialties, coupled with the international standard of technical & engineering management support of its associates, Al Dhabi has achieved a combination that is sought by those clients seeking high performance in quality & proper planning for their projects. Al Dhabi has successfully completed many projects for several governmental agencies, our list of clients include Egyptian Airports Co., Qatari Diar Egypt, Zayed residence, Majid Alfuttaim, Several hotels, Banks, etc… Complex engineering & construction projects require innovative approaches & sophisticated solutions. Al Dhabi absolute commitment to excellence in performance, necessitates the employment & use of today’s most modern equipment & computer technology for solving any complex problem.

Fire protection
180 min. fire resistance
Acoustic insulation
76 DB Sound insulation
Acoustic control
Alpha = 0.75
Robustness guarantee
12,600mm height robustness

Key Achievements

  • Exceeding the required specifications combined in one system: -76 DB Sound insulation -180 min. fire resistance – 12,600mm height robustness
  • Being the unique solution provider for 21 multi-screen VOX Cinemas in Egypt as well the main supplier
  • A complete synergy between Specifications teams in Egypt and UAE with the designer to achieve the required specifications and performances
  • Limiting the walls thickness however keeping the wall robustness
  • Reaching aesthetic designs in the high ceilings

Key Challenges

The following performances combined in one system:

  • 65 db as sound insulation
  • 120 min. fire resistance
  • High robustness for 12,000 mm partitioning heights

Execution of curvy designs for very high levelled ceilings.
Time was very tight to execute these highly specific designs for 21 multi-screen VOX Cinemas.
The wall thickness is directly proportional to high robust partitioning; it was a challenge to limit the wall thickness to save spaces but keeping high wall robustness.


Building owner:
Majid Al Futtaim
Raafat Miller – RMC
Main contractor:
Al- Dhabi
Walid Kamel
Saint-Gobain Team:
Maged Helmy – Projects and Specifications Senior Manager