Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Sharjah, owned and operated by the region’s leading shopping mall, retail, and leisure pioneer maintains it status as the Emirate’s premier destination by announcing that the mall is certified a baby friendly organization and public place. This was declared by His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. He also announced that Sharjah is a baby-friendly Emirate certified by the World Health Organization and UNICEF during a ceremony held to reveal the results of the Sharjah Baby Friendly Emirate Campaign (SBFC) at the Al Jawaher Reception and Convention Centre on 9 December, 2015.
Sharjah is now home to 140 baby-friendly establishments and facilities, raising the number of mother-friendly workplaces from zero before the campaign to 82 today. The campaign offers 18 mother and baby-friendly public places; as City Centre Sharjah has been certified as an additional baby friendly organization and contributor offering parents an outlet to enhance their family lives.
“We are delighted to officially be certified as a baby friendly location as enhancing family experiences within the community is of vital importance at City Centre Sharjah,” said Akram Zoheir, Acting Mall Manager at City Centre Sharjah, “By creating a safe and friendly public haven, we continue to create great moments for everyone, everyday, as we cater to all visitors. We look forward to building a stronger foundation for our wider community.”
Numerous established stores in City Centre Sharjah accommodate mothers and children alike, such as: Baby Shop, BHS, Bossini, Carter’s, Giordano Junior, ICONIC, Max, Mom & Me, Mothercare, Neck & Neck, Sun & Sand Sports Kids and Toys R Us. This aids in achieving the psychological and emotional stability of children, mothers and families in general.
Disclaimer: All facts and figures in this release are accurate at the time of issuance.
About City Centre Sharjah
City Centre Sharjah is one of the emirate’s largest and leading shopping destinations, attracting more than 11.6 million visitors annually. With more than 120 international brands covering 38,000sqm of retail space, City Centre Sharjah offers mid-market retail mix of lifestyle, electronic and convenience-oriented stores such as Carrefour hypermarket, H&M, BHS, Sun & Sand Sports, and Splash. The mall’s leisure offer includes 16 diverse dining outlets and a Magic Planet. In 2014, City Centre Sharjah received a Silver Award for Marketing, Sales and PR excellence at the Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards. Recently, City Centre Sharjah announced an AED 200 million redevelopment to introduce an additional 13,500sqm of new retail and leisure space, including a multi-screen VOX Cinemas. City Centre Sharjah opened in 2001, and is located on Al Wahda Street. 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.citycentresharjah.com or www.facebook.com/CityCentreSharjah
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 over 27,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 18 shopping malls, 11 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, operating a portfolio of 65 hypermarkets and 85 supermarkets in 12 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 175 VOX Cinema screens and 19 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.