Volvo Cars and Al-Futtaim Trading Enterprises Launch First Middle East in-Mall ‘Volvo Studio’ as Part of Strategy to Transform the Future of Automotive Purchases


Volvo Studio located in Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, has opened its doors to customers

The innovative shopping experience will bring to life Volvo’s commitment to safety, quality and sustainability

In line with Expo 2020, Volvo Studio illustrates the future of sustainability and mobility, both locally and globally

Dubai, UAE: Al-Futtaim’s Trading Enterprises, the official distributor of Volvo Cars in the UAE, has unveiled ‘Volvo Studio’, a first of its kind shopping experience in the region highlighting the automotive brand’s commitment to driving change in the industry.

Volvo Cars aims to modernize the car buying experience through the Volvo Studio where customers will enjoy an enhanced shopping opportunity complete with tailored experiences, activations, and the highest quality of service, synonymous with the automotive powerhouse. 

Volvo Studio is a pioneering shift in how and where the automotive industry is engaging customers and marks a Volvo first as it looks to transform the traditional retail model, moving all vehicle sales online by 2030. This is aligned to Al-Futtaim’s Automotive’ s omnichannel strategy to challenge the conventional car buying experience and accelerate online sales. 

Oscar Rivoli, Managing Director of Trading Enterprises said, “Through Al-Futtaim’s inherent customer-centric approach and persistent pursuit of perfection we are committed to continuously diversifying our offering and deliver on our commitment to enrich the lives of our customers every day. We are excited to announce the opening of Volvo Studio, a pioneering experience changing the future of customer purchases in the automotive industry and testament to our commitment to driving the future of the UAE. In line with Volvo’s 2030 electrification and online sale strategy we want to offer our customers a hassle-free way of experiencing and purchasing a Volvo. Simplification and convenience are key to everything we do.”

“As the needs of the consumer evolve, we will do our part in the UAE to meet these needs. This includes drastically changing the buying experience and making it smoother for our customers. Last year we enhanced our online dealership experience for those wishing to make their purchases remotely, offering a wide range of services to help customers easily explore and customise vehicles, reserve or buy a brand-new Volvo online. As the world looks to Expo 2020 and Dubai over the next six months to drive significant change and shape the future, Al Futtaim Trading Enterprises will continue to make strides, with the Volvo Studio being a milestone as the first studio within a mall for Volvo globally,” he added.

Volvo Studio is located in Dubai Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali, open daily from 10 am to 10 pm offering customers a world first experience when purchasing a car.

A subsidiary of the Al-Futtaim Automotive Group, Trading Enterprises was established in 1970s in Dubai and is the exclusive authorized distributor for Volvo in the UAE. It is empowered by a highly skilled and trained professional team to provide a complete car buying experience. Al-Futtaim Automotive is one of five divisions within the Al-Futtaim Group which provides quality products and services that enrich people’s lives and aspirations each and every day.

About Trading Enterprises – Volvo:

Trading Enterprises, part of Al-Futtaim Automotive, is the exclusive distributor of Volvo cars in the UAE since 1985. The ISO9001:2008 company represents the world-renowned Volvo cars brand well known for its intuitive innovations, safety, environmental performance and Scandinavian design through its sales and after-sales network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. 

Trading Enterprises – Volvo offers a complete range of premium mobility solutions in the premium segment that includes: Sedans (S60 and S90), Versatile estates (V60 and V90) and SUV vehicles (XC40, XC60 and XC90). Trading Enterprises is regarded as pioneers in the region by Volvo when it comes to adopting Volvo best practices and has introduced the region’s first Volvo Retail Experience Showroom and Volvo Personal Service – which offers a human-centric approach to sales and service. 

About Al-Futtaim Automotive:

Al-Futtaim Automotive, one of the main five operating divisions within the UAE-based Al-Futtaim Group of companies, is a conglomerate of motoring-related businesses, franchising some of the world’s most-recognised automotive brands and services.

Operating in 10 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa and empowered by around 9,000 associates, the UAE-headquartered Group’s services span across distribution of new and used vehicles, manufacturing, leasing, and aftersales.

Ranging from passenger cars to SUVs, commercial vehicles, industrial and construction equipment as well as motorbikes and quads, Al-Futtaim Automotive Group offers an integrative customer-centric experience for motorists, fleet operators and contractors alike, and strives to become the leader in tailor-made mobility solutions

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 health; employing more than 33,000 employees across more than 20 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.