Jamuna Future Park (JFP) is the largest shopping mall and entertainment complex in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Opened on September 6, 2013, JFP is the biggest shopping mall and entertainment complex in Asia, spanning 33 acres (13 ha) of land and boasting a total area of 4,100,000.00 square feet (380,000 m2). The mall is designed to provide a fashionable, brand-driven, safe, and luxurious shopping experience at an affordable price.
JFP is located in Kuril, Baridhara, on Pragati Sharani in Dhaka City. It is situated near Gulshan or Uttara and is close to Shahjalal International Airport and significant embassies.
The story of Jamuna Future Park begins with its founder, Nurul Islam, who had the vision to create a world-class shopping and entertainment complex in Bangladesh.
Nurul Islam is the Chairman of Jamuna Group, a leading industrial and commercial conglomerate in Bangladesh. In the late 1990s, he traveled to Singapore and was impressed by the shopping malls and entertainment complexes there. He realized that Bangladesh did not have anything similar and saw an opportunity to create a new destination for shopping and entertainment in his home country.
In 2001, Nurul Islam acquired a 33-acre plot of land in the Baridhara area of Dhaka and started planning for the construction of the mall. The project was initially named “Jamuna City” and was estimated to cost around $200 million.
The construction of the mall faced many challenges, including delays in obtaining necessary permits, labor shortages, and a shortage of skilled workers. In addition, the project’s cost increased significantly, reaching $600 million due to the rising costs of construction materials and labor.
Despite the challenges, Nurul Islam remained committed to the project and ensured that the mall was built to the highest standards. Jamuna Future Park was designed by Singaporean architects and features state-of-the-art facilities, including a cineplex, a theme park, an indoor water park, and a food court.
The mall officially opened its doors to the public in 2013 and was an instant success, attracting millions of visitors in its first year of operation. Today, Jamuna Future Park is one of the most popular destinations in Bangladesh, offering a world-class shopping and entertainment experience to its visitors.
JFP is a fusion of foreign and local brands, traditional products, street fashion, and hypermarket names, all under one roof. The mall has seven floors, central air conditioning, a 45MW power plant, and WiFi internet. The basement section is utilized for a supermarket or hypermarket, while the lower and middle basement levels are designated for vehicle parking. All atria, live entertainment, musical performances, and fashion shows are on Level 1.
From the ground floor to the fifth story, there are a variety of businesses, including non-branded shops and banks. The fifth floor is home to a children’s theme park, a gym, a health club, two swimming pools for men and women, and exhibition and banquet halls. JFP is also the home of Dhaka’s second ice rink. The mall was built under Bangladesh’s National Building Code (BNBC Zone 2).
The Jamuna Future Park Building has nine floors. These include the lower basement for parking, the middle basement for automobile parking and supermarket/hypermarket establishments, and the upper basement for lifestyle furniture, electronics and home appliances, and demonstration areas.
JFP offers a range of facilities and services, including a mobile shop, gym, and bowling line. The Indian Visa Application Center (IVAC) is also located in JFP, making it one of the world’s largest Indian visa processing companies.
JFP’s Blockbuster Cineplex is the largest cinema in Bangladesh, showing local and international movies and dramas in a comfortable environment at a reasonable price. Each movie’s time schedule at JFP Blockbuster Cineplex is different, so it’s best to check the showtimes on their official website.
JFP management decided that Jamuna Future Park Off day is on Sunday (Full day) & Monday (Half Day). It’s best to avoid visiting on these days; otherwise, your plans will be ruined.
Jamuna Future Park is a massive shopping and entertainment complex that offers a range of facilities and services. It’s designed to provide a fashionable, brand-driven, safe, and luxurious shopping experience at an affordable price. With its vast array of shopping options, entertainment facilities, and services, JFP is a must-visit for anyone looking for unique shopping and entertainment.
It's under Vatara thana.
It's close on Wednesday.
First come at Bashundhara Gate in Bashundhara Residential area, Baridhara. From the main gate, it will be 100 meters distance. you can see Jamuna from the Bashundhara Gate.
Blockbuster is in Level-5 of JFP.
It's open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM (But On Saturday 10:30 AM - 8:00 PM).