Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sharjah City Centre celebrates its expansion

Sharjah City Centre celebrated the opening of its major expansion renovation and redevelopment programme on Tuesday that began last spring. The substantial expansion will be home to some significant new fashion brands and offer customers unparalleled choice and value. With more than 20 new retail outlets, cafes, and restaurants Sharjah City Centre is now brighter, bolder and better than ever before.

"We are constantly looking to offer our customers the greatest choice and value, and the result of the redevelopment of the already successful Sharjah City Centre shows that we have undertaken this project with the needs of our customers in mind," said Ali Al Abdulla, VP-Asset Management-Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
"Even though we are already the highest drawing shopping destination in the emirate, we want to make sure that the development of Sharjah City Centre continues our commitment to bringing the best value oriented retail brands to the region--giving out customers a real and varied choice, while at the same time keeping the Centre fresh and interesting," he concluded.
Senior government officials from Sharjah visited the mall in the morning to take a tour of the expansion and expressed delight at the timely completion of the development. The new extension has been designed to expand the world-class shopping facilities to residents and tourists of the Emirate. It has also helped in introducing new international chains and generating additional employment opportunities in Sharjah.
The expansion project now takes the mall's retail area to more than 37,500 square metres, with a total of 114 shops. Among the new stores opening, four are being introduced for the first time in the emirate. These include the UK's leading fashion retailer New Look, Swedish retail giant H&M and worldwide book retailer, Borders, all opening their first flagship stores at Sharjah City Centre. BHS Women will be the first store of its kind in the Middle East.

Other new additions include fashion retailers Pierre Cardin, Monsoon, Evans and Jennyfer; shoe retailers Pablosky and Vincci; lingerie brands La Senza and Women's Secret and department store BHS, among many others.


The redevelopment also saw some stores like Areej moving from their current locations, which facilitated the introduction of a bigger and better family entertainment pace. At the same time, Magic Planet has relocated to the first floor and has introduced some exciting new rides for 2009.

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