By Staff writer
Delay will allow tenants to prepare properly post-Covid-19
Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Al Zahia shopping mall in Sharjah will open in March 21 as a result of the global disruption in the retail sector caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
What will become the largest mall in the Northern Emirates, City Centre Al Zahia was scheduled to open this year.
However, Shireen El Khatib, chief executive officer at Majid Al Futtaim – shopping malls business unit, said the delay would allow tenants more time to prepare for the new store openings.
She said: “In line with our delivery commitments, the construction of the mall has run to schedule since we first broke ground. However, in light of the global changes that have impacted the retail industry, we have taken the prudent decision to revise the opening date of City Centre Al Zahia in the best interest of our customers and tenants.”
Stretching across 136,200 sqm of gross leasable space, City Centre Al Zahia will provide a mix of more than 360 new and established brands, all housed within a contemporary retail environment reflecting stunning architecture and comprising of relaxing public spaces.