The biggest IKEA store in Dubai is set to open its doors at the end of this year.
Based in Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali, which is scheduled to open in December, the store will be the second in the emirate and will be spread over 30,000 m sq with an added focus on sustainability and an international training centre for IKEA employees.
IKEA will be joined at Festival Plaza by ACE, M&S and Lulu Hypermarket, which will have 85 percent of space allocated to grocery food and fresh foods.
They will be complemented by an additional 120 stores within the 64,800 m sq retail precinct, while there will also be a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play, family entertainment kids club and over 2,300 parking spaces.
Timothy Earnest, group director of Al-Futtaim Malls, said: “Festival Plaza is built around its customers’ needs, which were identified through extensive research; so, this truly is a mall that directly addresses customer demand. The convenience of its location gives it a distinct advantage as well as providing customers with access to anything they may need in their everyday lives. With this destination, we are bringing to life the Festival City brand of celebration, but in a lively and convenient way that appeals to the community that surrounds it.”For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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