Cityland Mall signs up Carrefour as hypermarket operator

Hypermarket and supermarket chain Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim, will open a 100,000 square foot hypermarket in the new nature-inspired Cityland Mall, which is scheduled for launch in the second quarter of 2018.

The hypermarket, which is set to be the largest in the Dubailand area, will cater to the growing residential communities surrounding the mall, which is located next to Global Village. It will also be a key element of Cityland Mall’s retail and shopping attractions for visitors.

“We are pleased to have Carrefour as an anchor tenant in Cityland Mall to enhance the world-class retail experience that customers can expect when they visit the mall,” said Mr. Fahimuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group. “Bringing in such global players of repute is part of our ongoing approach to offer a great mix of retailers to visitors who will enjoy the entire experience surrounded by the refreshing ambience of the green spaces across the mall.”

“We are delighted to announce the location of our latest hypermarket in Cityland Mall, which will serve residents of the wider Dubailand area. The Cityland Mall Carrefour hypermarket will offer customers both variety and value on up to 80,000 products, catering to a wide range of tastes and needs,” said Miguel Povedano, Executive Regional Director for Carrefour UAE.

Carrefour recently announced plans to open ten new stores in the UAE in 2017 as it looks to meet growing demand for convenience shopping. The opening of the two hypermarkets and eight supermarkets form an integral part of Carrefour’s target to reach 140 hypermarkets and 210 supermarkets by 2018. Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

Cityland Group recently announced their plans for Cityland Mall, which is pioneering a new trend in family entertainment where superior retail experience meets ecological preservation, sustainable design, and interaction with nature. A key attraction of the mall will be an expansive, 200,000 square feet outdoor garden, called ‘Central Park’, which will highlight the rich biodiversity of nature through unique attractions.