Arabian Centres Wins ‘Excellence in New Media and Technology’ Award for Smartphone App

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The Award presented at the annual Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Centre awards in Dubai

Arabian Centres receiving the award at ReCon MENA in Dubai
Arabian Centres receiving the award at ReCon MENA in Dubai

Riyadh, KSA: Arabian Centres, the leading developer, owner and operator of international standard shopping malls in Saudi Arabia, received an excellence award for its innovative smart phone Application (App). The award was presented at the annual Middle East and North Africa Retail and Shopping Centre awards in Dubai.  

The Arabian Centres App can be downloaded free from the Apple Store and Google Play and serves as an essential shopping guide for fashion, dining and entertainment options available in Arabian Centres portfolio of malls in Saudi Arabia.

Available in English and Arabic, the App allows users to personalize their experience by registering through their Facebook or Google+ accounts. Key features of the App include lists of the latest offers and promotions across the 530 local and international brands found in Arabian Centres malls. The App also provides an interactive map, store directory, details about events, in addition to generic information about individual malls such as opening hours, mall description and customer contact details.  

Commenting on the award Khalid Al Jasser, CEO of Arabian Centres said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition for our mobile app – one of the first of its kind in the Kingdom. Innovation is one of the pillars of our growth strategy and is an essential component of our evolving relationship with our clients, customers and visitors.

“Shopping malls are an intrinsic part of life in the Kingdom, and so is digital technology. By making sure we are at the forefront of both areas, we are able to offer the best of both worlds to everyone who comes to an Arabian Centres mall.”  

Arabian Centres was also one of the first mall groups in Saudi Arabia to use mobile-phone tracking technology to analyse the visitor traffic patterns within its malls. The information has been utilized in the design and retail/leisure mix in Arabian Centres malls, which have some of the highest number of visitors in the Kingdom.

About Arabian Centres:

Arabian Centres is the leading developer, owner and operator of international standard shopping malls in Saudi Arabia. It currently operates 19 malls across 10 cities in Saudi Arabia, providing an unmatched shopping and leisure destination for visitors.

Arabian Centres has over 3,800 retail outlets including 530 international and local brands, and unrivalled family leisure offerings. Part of the Fawaz Alhokair Group, Arabian Centres has a 15-year proven track record in delivering consistent success in the retail and real estate sectors in Saudi Arabia.

Arabian Centres’ current property portfolio in the Western region includes Mall of Arabia in Jeddah;  Aziz Mall in Jeddah; Al Salaam Mall in Jeddah; Haifaa Mall in Jeddah; Yasmin Mall in Jeddah; Al Noor Mall in Madinah; Makkah Mall in Makkah; and Jouri Mall in Taif.

In the Central region, the developer owns Salaam Mall in Riyadh, Al Nakheel Mall in Riyadh, Al Hamra Mall in Riyadh, Khurais Mall in Riyadh, Sahara Plaza in Riyadh, Tala Mall in Riyadh, Salma Mall in Hail, and Al Nakheel Mall in Qassim. Shopping centres in the Eastern region include Mall of Dhahran in Dammam; Al Ahsa Mall in Hofuf and Al Jubail Mall in Jubail.