Aldar announces opening date for Yas Mall

Abu Dhabi developer says retail development will open to shoppers on March 26 2014
An artists impression of Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi
By Andy Sambidge
Mon 03 Jun 2013 02:19 PM

Aldar Properties said on Monday that its Yas Mall retail project will open on March 26 next year,

The Abu Dhabi developer said construction is currently 78 percent complete and ahead of schedule with major milestones being achieved including the permanent power and chilled water connections.

“We are incredibly pleased to have reached this important milestone ahead of schedule,” said Mohamed Al Mubarak, deputy CEO of Aldar Properties.

“Together with our retailers we are looking forward to taking the next steps towards completion. With power and water now available to all our tenants we are confident thatYas Mall will be delivered on time.”

He added that the next phase involves working with  retail partners to facilitate the fit-out process in time for the mall’s opening in March.

"We have already delivered the family entertainment centre to the Landmark Group for fit-out, and the next major units scheduled for delivery will be the cinema and Geant Hypermarket and other brands including Zara and Brook’s Brothers which will be the largest in the region, as well as Victoria’s Secret and H&M – the largest in Abu Dhabi,” he said.

Retail highlights at Yas Mall include the largest Nike and Adidas stores in the region, the Gulf's largest Zara store and Abu Dhabi's first Geant.

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