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A next department of IKEA in Abu Dhabi is set to start later this season in Al Wahda Mall.
The home furnishing retailer is going to open the newest department of its, its 5th across the UAE, in July, after a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Line and IKEA Investments and Property, the shopping mall growth and control division of LuLu Group.
Ashraf Ali M.A., executive director of LuLu Group, said: “We are proud to welcome the world renowned IKEA brand name which would certainly be liked by the inhabitants within the center of the community that really need ready-to-assemble household furniture and household essentials. IKEA would perfectly complement the lifestyle and entertainment offerings of Al Wahda Mall to help make each shopping experience complete.”
The shop is going to be over the 1st degree of the mall & span 23,000 square foot. It is going to feature a dealership in addition to a a sit down dining area.
Vinod Jayan, managing director of Al Futtaim IKEA, said: “We are thrilled to start a brand new IKEA store at Al Wahda mall, considering the mall’s central and strategic location, we are going to be in the city centre closer to where lots of individuals live.”
In December, IKEA opened its largest department store in the nation, in Festival Plaza, Dubai, even though the business has previously announced plans to open in Sharjah and also in Oman.
Aldar Properties and Al Futtaim Group on Tuesday opened Ikea’s biggest department store in the Middle East at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
They anticipate almost 1.3 million visitors within the initial year of operations at the 33,000square metres flagship store.
Omar Al Futtaim, Vice Chairman, Al Futtaim Group, said: “Al Futtaim Group is completely dedicated to offering clients an unrivalled option of the world’s greatest makes with great standards of customer service.”
Steve Hammett, President – Retail, Al Futtaim Group, established the Ikea Yas flagship store is going to be a good impetus to push forward with plans to develop into the area.
According to him Ikea Yas store is larger than the 25,400 square metres shop in Dubai Festival City and 3 times the color of Abu Dhabi Marina Mall shop, ikea Abu Dhabi
that closed all the operations recently.
Mile Franicevic, General Manager, Ikea – UAE, Egypt and Qatar said the shop offers one more fantastic shopping and leisure experience to around 1.3 million visitors during the very first full year of activities.
Joining Omar Al Futtaim was the Swedish Ambassador Magnus Scholdtz and Ahmed Al Sayegh, Chairman of Aldar Properties, among many notable visitors & media, as nervous users queued outside to walk into the very first worldwide recognised retailer to run from Yas Island.