A new 5,780 sq m Carrefour hypermarket is set to open on Thursday at BurJuman, becoming the first store to open for business in the Dubai shopping mall's remodeled North Wing.
Work started more than a year ago on a major renovation of BurJuman Shopping Mall which will also add a 14-screen Vox Cinemas multiplex.
"The opening of Carrefour marks the beginning of a new chapter for BurJuman, which is in the midst of an exciting phase in its development," said Leigh Regan, chief operating officer at BurJuman.
"Carrefour will serve as a key anchor tenant for the mall and is expected to be a high-traffic addition to our retail mix, reinforcing our position as a key player in Dubai's retail and entertainment scene."
The UAE's retail sector is projected to reach AED 151 billion by 2015, aided by rising population and high disposable incomes, according to a recent report released by Dubai FDI.
Regan added: "BurJuman's refreshed customer offering - beginning with this new hypermarket - aims to address existing and future demand by providing an all-encompassing family shopping and leisure experience that gives shoppers access to everything they need in one destination."
Henri Changeux, executive regional director of Majid Al Futtaim Carrefour UAE, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain, said: "Bur Dubai is one of the city's most vibrant and densely populated areas and has long demanded the presence of a full-service Carrefour hypermarket in the vicinity.
"The new hypermarket will offer customers everyday low prices, fresh, high-quality food products and an extensive selection of consumer durables to a growing community."For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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