Work starts on new $380m super mall in Abu Dhabi

Retail giant Majid Al Futtaim says City Centre Al Jazira will be its first in the UAE capital
By Staff writer
Tue 31 Oct 2017 01:14 PM

Construction work has started on a new AED1.4 billion ($380 million) lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi, with an opening slated for 2021.

An official greound-breaking ceremony has taken place for City Centre Al Jazira which will include 153 stores, a Carrefour Hypermarket, a Magic Planet family entertainment destination, a fitness centre, as well as indoor and alfresco dining choices.

Total leasable area is expected to be 80,500 sq m within a built-up area of 215,000 sq m, said operator Majid Al Futtaim in a statement.

The project is a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and Al Jazira Sports and Cultural Club.

“We believe in empowering our community, and we are thrilled to partner with Majid Al Futtaim which will allow us to have the opportunity to have a major role in building a new lifestyle destination in the heart of Abu Dhabi,” said Saeed Mohamed Bin Butti Al Qebaisi, chairman of Al Jazira Investment.

“We are delighted to partner with Al Jazira Sports and Cultural Club to bring our first ever City Centre mall to the capital," added Ghaith Shocair, CEO, Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim - Properties.

He said the new super-regional mall is scheduled to open its doors in early 2021 and is part of Majid Al Futtaim’s plan to increase its total investment in the UAE by AED30 billion by 2026, taking its total investment in the country to AED48 billion.

In addition to City Centre Al Jazira, the company recently announced the up-coming My City Centre Masdar, set to open by 2019 in the capital.

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