The Skyline mall is not a typical closed box type of mall; on the contrary, it is an urban mall that celebrates its environment on a multitude of levels. First of all the mall morphology is a response to the public realm; its atriums are the extension of the adjacent public creek front promenade. These atriums act as the backbone of the mall. They also link it via a suspended bridge to the cultural center on the opposite side of the creek. This tripartite composition (mall, bridge, and cultural center) offers a unique shopping-entertainment-cultural experience.
The mall also offers a series of urban widows, plazas, and performance stages that can host cultural events and offers pleasant indoor-outdoor activities. Food outlets and coffee shop occupy the creek front bays and extend the shopping experience to the water. High-end restaurants with lavish gardens sit on top of the mall and enjoy the creek as well as an open view to Dubai.