Dubai shopping mall to add 55 new stores in 2011

Deira City Centre will create 30,000 sq ft of extra retail space as part of refurbishment plans
Dubai shopping mall to add 55 new stores in 2011
Middle East shopping, Middle East retail, GCC retail
By Andy Sambidge
Sat 12 Mar 2011 03:10 PM

Fifty-five new stores and 30,000 sq ft of extra space will be created at Deira City Centre this year as part of a refurbishment programme, it was announced on Saturday.

Majid Al Futtaim Properties' flagship mall will see a new Marks & Spencer, Toys 'R' Us and a fitness facility added as part of the plans, the company said in a statement.

Other features will include a new entrance from the metro station, new prayer room, and the redevelopment of the current jewellery and textile courts.

Other international retailer such as Aeropostale and American Eagle will arrive at the mall, the company added.

"Al Futtaim Retail is excited by the opportunity to introduce two of our key brands to a flagship centre such as Deira City Centre, one of Dubai's longest standing and hugely popular mall," said Jonathan Price, managing director, Marks & Spencer, Al Futtaim Retail.

Fuad Al Najjar, vice president, Deira City Centre, added: "Research has demonstrated that Deira City Centre retains a loyal following among a significant proportion of Dubai residents and visitors, and our 2011 enhancement is an opportunity to welcome new destinational brands."

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