Dh2bn facelift for oldest Dubai mall


By Staff  www.emirates247.com

Al Ghurair Centre, Dubai’s original shopping mall – and Middle East’s first such, , will open its highly anticipated retail expansion today, a key part of its Dh2 billion overhaul.

Featuring over 130 new stores, the mall now offers more than 850,000 square feet of retail, food and beverage and entertainment across 350 outlets.

The expansion is certain to raise the competition for shoppers and tourists in Deira, offering a wide range of international retail concepts.

Key retail brands such as Marks & Spencer, Mango, Iconic, Omega, Cortefiel and Aeropostale are joined by newcomers to the market such as George, Crazy 8, Calzedonia and I Am.

David Thurling, Vice President Malls for Al Ghurair Properties, said: “The new retail offering appeals to a broad customer base being primarily mid- to upper-mid income consumers.

“Our goal was to create a spectacular yet comfortable shopping environment for our customers. The sense of space and light will provide them with a wonderful ambience in which to shop, dine and catch up with friends.” More info