The opening of the first phase of Mall of Arabia, which will outsize Dubai Mall when complete, has been pushed back until 2012, officials say. The first section of the mall, with roughly 371,612 sq m of leaseable retail space, was scheduled to open at the end of 2010 but was delayed to wait for the ramps, junctions and overpasses leading to be completed, said Myra Searle, the senior vice president of retail at City of Arabia.

The National