Carrefour Hypermarket Opens at the World’s First Nature Inspired Cityland Mall
The 109,000 sq. ft store opens at Cityland Mall, located close to Global Village, off the 311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Highway
Several other retail brands will open over the coming months
Dubai, UAE (May 12, 2019) – A brand new 109,000 Sq ft Carrefour Hypermarket, developed as part of major retail development, Cityland Mall, off the 311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed highway, has opened its doors. The 1.2 million sq. ft GLA Cityland Mall is adjacent to Global Village, and Carrefour, being developed as part of the ambitious project, will cater to the residential communities of Arabian Ranches, Majan, Al Barari, Layan, The Villa and Falcon City and several upcoming communities like Villanova, Arabian Ranches Extension, and many others, all of which are located within a ten-minute drive-time.
Carrefour, operating under Majid Al Futtaim Retail, will offer customers a wide variety of their signature items, including fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, fish, and high-quality non-food products, in addition to a Healthy Kitchen aisle, Food2Go, and Cuisines of the World at unprecedented prices.
Cityland Mall is the World’s first nature-inspired mall and when complete will offer an unrivalled shopping and leisure experience. The mall has already been the recipient of a global award for innovation by Global RLI Awards 2018, underpinning the developer’s efforts to introduce a distinguished project in the real estate and retail landscape. In addition to its extensive retail and food and beverage offering, it will comprise a 200,000 sq. ft. botanical garden – “Central Park”, a mini water park, an amphitheater with 3,000 seating capacity, an ancient tree garden, Japanese Garden and mini version of Dubai Miracle Garden, 360 rooftop garden as well as a family entertainment area complete with cinema complex.
Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group comments: “We are delighted to welcome Carrefour to Cityland Mall. This well established popular brand offers shoppers an unparalleled experience in convenience, choice and quality and their presence will provide a significant boost to our varied retail offering at Cityland Mall. As one of the UAE’s leading operators in the hypermarket sector their presence here will be much appreciated by local communities.”
Philippe Peguilhan, Country Manager of Carrefour UAE at Majid Al Futtaim Retail says, “Cityland Mall offers a fresh and original twist for the ordinary shopper and is well positioned to evolve into an unparalleled shopping experience for its visitors. It is our belief that adding a retail space can only enhance this journey by offering an assortment of items that are rich in quality, variety, and value. We are confident that we will successfully surpass customers’ expectations as a reflection of our brand promise to create great moments for everyone, every day”.
Over the forthcoming weeks, Carrefour will be joined by several other brands opening their doors at Cityland Mall. They include but not limited to Home Furnishing anchor tenants, Food & Beverage outlets, Banks, Exchange Companies and Pharmacies, along with telecom service providers, etc.
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 2019 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.
Carrefour is one of the largest hypermarket and supermarket chains in the world. The brand was launched in the region in 1995 by Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in 38 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. In 1995, Carrefour opened its first hypermarket in City Centre Deira UAE and through the years, expanded to over 250 Carrefour stores in 15 countries across the region, more than 750,000 customers a day. Carrefour operates different hypermarket and supermarket stores to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour today offers an unrivalled choice of more than 100,000 food and non-food products as well as thousands of household goods to create great moments for everyone every day. Carrefour is dedicated to rewarding its loyal customers and offering access to a unique and pleasant shopping experience through special offers and promotions throughout the year. Carrefour is committed to continued business growth in convenient locations across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia to create great moments for everyone, every day. More than 36,000 colleagues work at Carrefour stores operated by Majid Al Futtaim Retail.