By Bernd Debusmann Jr
The new outlet includes 56,000 square feet of space, of which 85 percent is allocated to groceries and fresh foods
A new concept Lulu Hypermarket has opened in Dubai’s Festival Plaza, it was announced on Tuesday.
The new outlet includes 56,000 square feet of space, of which 85 percent is allocated to groceries and fresh foods.
The Festival Plaza hypermarket also marks the first time that Lulu customers can sit and eat their freshly prepared food at live stations that offer items including sushi, pasta and pizza.
The new store forms part of a larger local lifestyle destination that includes 120 stores – including IKEA and Marks & Spencer – in addition to a 500-seat food court and an upcoming 40 dining and eating options.
“We are excited to welcome the new Lulu Hypermarket to our newest mall offering today, Festival Plaza. This new concept outlet from the Lulu Group is the first of its kind concept Lulu Hypermarket,” said Timothy Earnest, group director at Al-Futtaim Malls. “This is another milestone on our journey as we position ourselves as the leading malls and retail experience developer in MENA.”
The valuable addition of Lulu Hypermarket with all it has to offer strengthens our mall offering and reiterates our position as retail pioneers in the region,” he added.
The store is the group’s 186th branch worldwide.
“We are glad to launch another beautiful hypermarket that will provide a world-class shopping experience not only to the residents living within the area, but also to the tourists and business enthusiasts coming to the UAE for Expo 2020, the biggest event in the Arab world,” said Lulu Group managing director Yusuff Ali M.A.
“Over the years of catering to different nationalities, we have seen the growing demand for internationally sourced products,” he added. “This is why it will be our continuous commitment to offer high-quality products at the most affordable prices in the market.”