Al-Futtaim Opens Watsons Store in Dubai Festival City Mall


Second store in region offers state of the art customer experiences

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With a promise to enrich the lives of its customers each and every day and following the announcement of a franchise agreement; Al-Futtaim has announced the opening of its Watsons store in Dubai Festival City Mall. 

Spanned cross 2,900 square feet, the store is designed as a beauty playland for customers with state-of-the-art digital tools such as skin analyzers and virtual try-on as well as a huge range of exclusive products and brands.  It also comprises different sections showcasing focused categories such as Global Picks, Clean and Green, Derma skincare and the most comprehensive and complete offering available in the Masks category. Watsons diverse range of products covers daily essentials to the trendiest beauty products.  

Ria Chauhan, General Manager, Watsons GCC at Al-Futtaim, said: “Al-Futtaim provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives each and every day. We are committed to continuously diversifying our offering to be able to deliver on this brand promise. We take pride in bringing the best global brands and most exclusive experiences to the region and the opening of our Watsons store in Dubai Festival City Mall is another example of this as Watsons aspires to become the number one skincare expert in the region.”

Brands on offer at the store include Hada Labo, Erborian, Superdrug, Gosh, Holika Holika, Some by Mi, and Eucerin.

Steven Cleaver, Director, Shopping Centers Dubai, Al-Futtaim Malls said: “We are focused on consistently offering diverse, unique and innovative experiences to our customers through new concept retail and we continue to work hand in hand with renowned international and local brands to meet this promise. It gives us great pride that brands like Watsons continue to believe in Dubai Festival City Mall and our ability to deliver daily exceptional experiences for our customers through investing in our project as partners. Consistently bringing new brands to our mix reflects our commitment to customers and ambition to excel to cater to their needs.” 

The new store is located at Ground Floor, Grand Atrium and joins a diverse mix of over 400 retail offerings at the major shopping destination.

About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and healthcare; employing more than 42,000 employees across 25 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands. 

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.

About Dubai Festival City Mall:

Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the major shopping destinations in Dubai. With over 400 outlets, the mall is home to IKEA, renowned fashion brands like Zara, H&M, Coach and Kate Spade. 

The dining destination offers iconic waterfront Dining on Festival Bay, 50 restaurants and cafés, the largest Food Court in Dubai and is first to market F&B concepts like Sugar Factory, Tortilla, and the Middle East’s only Hard Rock Café. The entertainment venue offers a 7-star 18-Screen Novo Cinemas with 4D IMAX, Fabyland, a 70,000 sq. ft. family entertainment centre, world first BounceX trampoline park and the global attraction IMAGINE. 

About Watsons:

Watsons currently operates around 7,800 stores and more than 1,500 pharmacies in 13 global markets. The brand sets the standards in the health, wellness, and beauty market, providing personalized advice and counseling in health, beauty and personal care on top of its market-leading product range.