Nakheel signs up British royal grocer Waitrose for Palm Jumeirah mall


By Gillian Duncan

Nakheel Properties has signed up a British grocer, a supplier to the royal family, as the first anchor tenant for its upcoming mall on Dubai’s Palm Jumeirah.

Waitrose, the food division of upmarket retailer John Lewis, already has six supermarkets in the UAE, including branches in Dubai Mall and Reem Island in the capital.

It will occupy a 4,200-square-metre space in Nakheel Mall, a retail, dining and entertainment complex that is due to open in 2016. More info