MTE STUDIOS WAS CONTRACTED TO IMPLEMENT THE INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR THEMATIC PAINTING OF THE MALL. A TEAM OF SCENIC ARTISTS AND ART DIRECTORS FROM AROUND THE WORLD WERE BROUGHT IN TO ACCOMPLISH THE TASK, FAITHFULLY REPLICATING THE AUTHENTIC BRICK, MARBLE AND STONE FINISHES OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA.
Mercato is ideally located in the heart of Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most prestigious residential areas. Much more than just a shopping mall, the 643,067 square feet mall epitomizes the very best in Italian architecture and transports you back to the Renaissance period.
Mercato, meaning ‘market’ in Italian, is the first ever themed mall in the Middle East and UAE. The colourful and detailed design of the interior and exterior facades of the mall is a surreal blend of various styles and harmonising elements from different artists spanning several centuries and cities, primarily Florence, Venice and Pisa. Mercato’s interior was designed by renowned Italian architect, Danielle Morelli.