Cityland Mall signs up Carrefour as hypermarket operator

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Cityland Mall Entrance
Cityland Mall Entrance

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Hypermarket and supermarket chain Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, will open a 100,000 square foot hypermarket in the new nature-inspired Cityland Mall, which is scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2018.

The hypermarket, which is set to be the largest in the Dubailand area, will cater to the growing residential communities surrounding the mall, which is located next to Global Village. It will also be a key element of Cityland mall’s retail and shopping attractions for visitors.

“We are pleased to have Carrefour as an anchor tenant in Cityland Mall to enhance the world-class retail experience that customers can expect when they visit the mall,” said Mr. Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group. “Bringing in such global players of repute is part of our ongoing approach to offer a great mix of retailers to visitors who will enjoy the entire experience surrounded by the refreshing ambience of the green spaces across the mall.”

“We are delighted to announce the location of our latest hypermarket in Cityland Mall, which will serve residents of the wider Dubailand area. The Cityland Mall Carrefour hypermarket will offer customers both variety and value on up to 80,000 products, catering to a wide range of tastes and needs,” said Miguel Povedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE.

Carrefour recently announced plans to open ten new stores in the UAE in 2017 as it looks to meet growing demand for convenience shopping. The opening of the two hypermarkets and eight supermarkets form an integral part of Carrefour’s target to reach 140 hypermarkets and 210 supermarkets by 2018. Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).  

Cityland Group recently announced their plans for Cityland Mall, which is pioneering a new trend in family entertainment where superior retail experience meets ecological preservation, sustainable design, and interaction with nature. A key attraction of the mall will be an expansive, 200,000 square feet outdoor garden, called ‘Central Park’, which will highlight the rich biodiversity of nature through unique attractions.

About Cityland Group:

Cityland Group, staying true to its tagline “Immersing you in nature”, is committed to creating nature-inspired spaces for communities across the United Arab Emirates. A stellar combination of project development knowhow and expertise in creating unique agricultural and landscaped spaces has long distinguished the developer in the real estate landscape. This is further reinforced by one-of-a-kind projects, such as the renowned Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden. The latest demonstration of its vision is Cityland Mall that is due for launch in 2018 beside Global Village in Dubai.

Cityland Group was founded in 2005 by Mr. Abdel Naser Yasin Musa Rahhal, Vice Chairman, under the esteemed Chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Theyab Bin Tahnoon Bin Mohammed Al-Nahyan. The journey commenced from Al Ain as AKAR Landscaping Services and Agriculture, which was involved in creating large-scale landscapes in the city’s public spaces. The company created Al Ain Paradise Garden – a floral space created from local resources. The attraction earned two Guinness World Records for its vertical landscape, and for exhibiting the largest number of hanging baskets.  The Group portfolio expanded through its acquisition of the US franchise for ‘Orkin’ – the world’s largest pest control company.

Note to the Editor: The legal name of this company is “Majid Al Futtaim” and should not be shortened or replaced by an acronym to avoid confusion with another business entity.

Disclaimer: All facts and figures in this release are accurate at the time of issuance.

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 15 international markets, employing more than 33,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 20 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls and My City Centre neighbourhood centres, 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, and operates a portfolio of more than 160 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 194 VOX Cinema screens and 26 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 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 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 owns the rights to The LEGO Store in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.