United Arab Emirates: Swedish furniture giant, IKEA, today announced the opening of its second store in Abu Dhabi and fifth across the Emirates in Al Wahda Mall. The store offers a wide array of inspiring solutions and convenient services for the many people with the objective of getting closer to them. Located in a much more convenient location, the store is spread across over 2,100 square metres on the first floor of the Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi.
IKEA has historically been in the outskirts of cities and town. With the opening of the store in Al Wahda Mall, IKEA is taking a step forward in adapting to the global socio-economic trends of moving closer to people’s home in cities and meet their need of convenience and accessibility. In addition to that, the regions favourite Swedish home furnishing retailer is supporting Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision of creating an environment that respects the past while setting new standards for the future.
The store will be home to approximately 2,000 low and medium sized ready-to-assemble furniture and home essentials with quick access for customers who require their essentials on the go. The store will also offer inspiring solutions, and convenient services of home and kitchen planning, textile stitching and others. For all other products, customers will have digital access to the full range and can place their orders in-store to have them delivered or opt for store delivery. In addition, a Swedish Café will be available for dine-in and take away including favourites such as the shawarma, the hot-dog and Swedish pastries.
Commenting on the opening, Vinod Jayan, Managing Director – IKEA UAE, Egypt and Oman said, “At IKEA, we want to reach and engage with many more of the many people. We are thrilled to bring a new City Store IKEA concept to the people of Abu Dhabi, a concept that brings the IKEA experience closer to people’s homes with the mall’s strategic and central location. As all IKEA stores, we will offer a wide range of home furnishing ideas with well-designed furniture and home accessories that is affordable for all. Visitors will also be able to enjoy our classic treats such as the hot dog, the shawarma and more.’’
The store is open from Sunday to Wednesday, 10 am to 10 pm and Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 12am.
About IKEA UAE:
IKEA UAE, a member of Al-Futtaim group of companies, offers an extensive range of home furnishing products & accessories of good design, value and functionality. In the UAE for 29 years, the IKEA stores in Dubai Festival City, Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi closely follow the popular self-serve and self-assembly concept which was conceived in Sweden over half a century ago. IKEA serves a wide choice of refreshments at the IKEA Restaurant and Café. The Customer Ordering and Collection Point in Al Ain offers residents easy access to well-designed products at a great price.
Customers can also join the IKEA FAMILY loyalty programme to avail of great offers and extended services on every visit to the store. Toll free number for the world-famous brand is 800 4532 (800 IKEA).
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 health; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 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.