Source: BI-ME , Author: BI-ME staff, www.be-me.com
UAE. Shopping is set to enter a new era of convenience when the direct access link from Dubai Metro to Mall of the Emirates opens in September this year.
Among the features that have been designed to ease visitors’ access to the popular retail and leisure centre is a series of travellators that will convey customers along an air-conditioned covered walkway, transporting them comfortably and efficiently from station to a new retail area will cater for those last minute purchases on the journey back.
As the Metro’s launch date draws closer, Mall of the Emirates is meanwhile completing its new extension which will provide visitors with a link to a further 11 world class retailers as they make their way to the main mall.
High-tech travellators will transport passengers directly from the Mall of the Emirates station to the area adjacent to the new shops, which will include Cold Stone Creamery, Better Life, E-City, Home Sweet Home, Jacky’s Electronics, Nokia, UAE Exchange, Paperchase and Borders Express.
Fuad Sharaf, Vice President, Mall of the Emirates, says the station-stop-and-shop link will make Mall of the Emirates a more accessible destination for visitors than ever.
“You literally have to step off the platform, make your way to the travellator and you are inside the Mall within a couple of minutes,” he said. “The new outlets with world class brands en route make it the perfect way to reach us.”
“Majid Al Futtaim and the RTA have been working collaboratively for over 18 months to ensure our customers can travel from the new station to the mall on the 9 September 2009 in a fast and efficient manner.
“The link also means that it is much easier for our customers to reach their next Metro stop and the new extension outlets will add even more value to their visit,” added Sharaf.
The Metro entrance to Mall of the Emirates will be on the first floor above Carrefour hypermarket. There will also be a customer services point, ATMs, and a trolley park along the new link with several new signs around the mall to guide shoppers to the station.
“We are the only Metro station to provide this service to shoppers,” said Sharaf.