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New City Centre Al Shindagha now open and delivers contemporary retail experience in one of Dubai’s most historic areas

City Centre Al Shindagha is the 7th City Centre in the UAE and 13th in the MENA region

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, today celebrated the grand opening of City Centre Al Shindagha under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and in the presence of His Excellency Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality.

Delivering a contemporary retail and entertainment experience in one of the UAE’s most historic neighbourhoods, City Centre Al Shindagha is Majid Al Futtaim’s 7th City Centre mall in the UAE, and the 13th in the wider Middle East region.

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City Centre Al Shindagha caters to the needs of residents, tourists and professionals working in the area by offering a comprehensive mix of 75 retail outlets including Carrefour hypermarket, Splash, Babyshop, Max Fashion, and Sharaf DG.  Entertainment options include Magic Planet for a rewarding family adventure, as well as a seven-screen cinema multiplex, VOX Cinemas. The mall boasts a variety of international dining options including ten fast food restaurants and four cafes.

The new mall opening marks an important moment for Majid Al Futtaim as it continues to fulfil its position as the leader in delivering world-class retail and entertainment destinations which are tailored to the needs of specific markets and communities.

“With its proximity to Dubai Creek and the area’s tradition as a trading hub, Shindagha is an ideal location for Majid Al Futtaim to open its 7th City Centre in the UAE and continue its vision of offering contemporary malls to communities living and working in the surrounding areas while creating great moments for everyone, everyday. City Centre Al Shindagha offers a convenient and accessible retail experience which meets the growing demand for smaller lifestyle malls in Dubai that provide a tailor-made mix of retail options, international dining outlets and premium family entertainment,” said Hamad Al Lawati, Manager – Community Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

City Centre Al Shindagha builds on the success of an existing Carrefour hypermarket, open since September 2002 and among the first 5 Carrefour hypermarkets operating in the Emirates.  The mall offers a carefully considered mix of shops and services to meet the daily and weekly shopping needs of nearby residential communities, as well as tourists visiting the historic Dubai Creek and heritage sites, and professionals employed in the area.

City Centre Al Shindagha has 24,500 square metres of Gross Leasable Area over 2 levels, featuring contemporary world-class design, sustainability measures, accessibility and premium finish.

Following the opening of City Centre Me’aisem in September 2015 and the successful delivery of Mall of the Emirates’ Evolution 2015 expansion initiative, City Centre Al Shindagha is Majid Al Futtaim’s third major project to launch in the UAE within the past six months. The company’s continued investment demonstrates its aim to provide higher quality retail destinations that serve the needs of residents and tourists, create employment opportunities, and demonstrate the long-term viability of the Middle East’s retail sector.

“The launch of City Centre Al Shindagha underscores the company’s commitment to further innovate and invest for the benefit of the communities we serve,” continued Al Lawati.  “With City Centre Al Shindagha, Majid Al Futtaim is merging a traditional area with contemporary best practices in shopping malls, for a sustainable and convenient solution to this neighbourhood’s retail and entertainment needs. This was made possible through the support of the Dubai government and Dubai Municipality.”


About City Centre Al Shindagha

City Centre Al Shindagha is a community-oriented shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination located in Dubai’s historical district near Dubai Creek.  Created to serve the needs of nearby residents, professionals, and tourists visiting heritage sites, the mall features 75 retail outlets across 24,500 sqm, including Carrefour as well as fashion and lifestyle brands including Splash, Max Fashion, Babyshop, Sharaf DG and others. Entertainment offerings include Magic Planet and VOX Cinemas.

Opened in 2015, City Centre Al Shindagha is the seventh City Centre mall in the UAE, and thirteenth in the region. The mall is owned and managed by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa.

For more information, please visit: www.citycentrealshindagha.com

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 13 international markets, employing 30,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East. Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 19 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, operates a portfolio of 70 hypermarkets and 90 supermarkets in 13 countries. Majid Al Futtaim operates 182 VOX Cinema screens and 22 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai, among others. The Company launched the first LEGO-certified store in the Middle East and is parent to the consumer finance company issuing ‘Najm’ and “Voyager” credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints and lululemon athletica, and a healthcare business that operates a network of City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.




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