City Centre Ajman is being transforming into a regional mall with an investment of AED643 million ($175 million), part of Majid Al Futtaim’s plan to increase its total investment in the UAE by AED30 billion by 2026.
The renovation of the mall will see City Centre Ajman grow from 29,000 to 55,300 sq m in size upon completion in 2019, the company said in a statement.
As part of the upgrades, the public areas and facilities, including the toilets, baby changing area and prayer rooms will be enhanced, it added.
“The new wing at City Centre Ajman, which features more than 50 international brands and dining concepts, is set to revolutionise the emirate's retail landscape," said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, managing director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).
"We are proud to bring 14 world-class brands that make their debut in Ajman, underscoring our continued leadership in the retail sector. We've listened carefully to our fashion-conscious customers."
Among brands making their Ajman debut are Inglot, Lush, Garage and US Polo, he added.
Portuguese-style casual dining restaurant Nando’s, Turkish cuisine masters Mado café and Italian comfort food restaurant Pizza Express will also open for the first time in Ajman.
The mall extension also boasts a bigger parking facility with 1,800 spaces.
City Centre Ajman’s expansion project complements Majid Al Futtaim’s additional investments in the Northern Emirates, which includes the recent opening of My City Centre Al Dhait in Ras Al Khaimah and the expansion of City Centre Sharjah in 2018.
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