Yas Mall tenants accelerate fit-outs for November opening

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Aldar Properties has announced that anchor tenants have accelerated fit-out of their units at Yas Mall in preparation for the scheduled opening in November to coincide with the 2014 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The developer said some of the units currently being fitted out at the 2.5 million sq ft mall development, include Debenhams, the UK high street department store, VOX Cinemas, and Geant, set to be the largest hypermarket in the capital.

Meanwhile, Funworks, a family entertainment centr, and The Cheesecake Factory have also begun work to get their units ready.

Additional retailers are scheduled to move on site in the coming weeks as the momentum builds to the end of the year, Aldar added in a statement.

It said major retail groups, including Al Shaya, Majid Al Futtaim, Assadea, Dubai Holding, Fucom, Landmark and Royal Sporting House have all reiterated their commitment to the November opening as they progress with their fit-outs.

Talal Al Dhiyebi, executive director of asset management at Aldar said: "The feedback has been very positive as we further engage with our committed tenants and potential new retailers. Yas Mall is set to transform the retail landscape in Abu Dhabi and will enhance the Yas Island proposition as a world-class destination."

Separately, Aldar recently hosted major retail groups representing over 150 fashion, leisure and F&B brands that are committed to Yas Mall. The visit included meetings with management and a tour of the mall, allowing partners to experience first-hand the up-coming retail development.

Yas Mall will open with more than 300 stores, growing to over 400 stores and outlets including F&B brands, a 20 screen cinema operated by VOX Cinemas, the largest hypermarket in Abu Dhabi which will be operated by Geant and a family entertainment zone.

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