Phase two of an extension project at a Sharjah shopping mall is on track to be completed in early 2018, it has been announced.
The AED56 million project at Matajer Al Juraina, which began in May, will add 3,000 sq m of gross leasable area including 16 new brands and restaurants.
New retail categories including fashion accessories and a wider scope for service-based outlets such as salons and banks will be added as part of the growth strategy, a statement said.
The redevelopment is on track to be complete in the first quarter of 2018 and will also include a shaded pergola for al fresco dining.
The completion of phase one in 2016 saw the addition of 111 parking spaces.
“The AED56 million expansion project at Matajer Al Juraina underscores Majid Al Futtaim’s effort to bring diverse retail options and superior customer experience to communities in the Northern Emirates,” said Ali Al Abdulla, senior director, Community & Neighbourhood Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
“It also reinforces Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to increasing the total investment in the UAE by AED30 billion by 2026.”
Abdulla added: “We are redefining the role of community malls to meet the changing expectations of our discerning customers. Along with a wide range of value-based stores, the mall will be expanding its lifestyle offerings and dining options and add new services to meet the everyday needs of customers and enhance convenience."
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