The two main department stores Galeries Lafeyette from France and Bloomingdale's from the US will open in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The Dubai Aquarium and Discovery Centre, home to 33,000 animal species, is already attracting visitors while other entertainment venues, such as the Sega Republic gaming zone and children's play area KidsZania, will be open in 2009.
Of the 160 food and beverage outlets to be opened, 40 are already operational at the food court on level two.
Visitors can access the mall from the Sheikh Zayed Road through the Old Town development or from the Financial Street Road, Emaar Boulevard, Downtown Burj Dubai and through the newly-opened bridge off Interchange One.
There is parking for 14,000 cars.