Conveniences on-the-go at Deira City Centre’s new Metro Link
18 new stores near the Dubai Metro entrance offer quick, practical and convenient services for visitors on arrival to the mall
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 1 2011 – Deira City Centre is now even more attune to the needs of its loyal shoppers with the opening of 18 new convenience and service-oriented stores in the Metro Link, which starts from the mall entrance by the Dubai Metro station.
The newly constructed Metro Link is part of Deira City Centre’s redevelopment project, which will see a total of 55 new shopping options and enhancements to amenities in the mall with this phase now complete. With 1,680 sqm of additional retail space, Deira City Centre has introduced 18 new stores and services tailored to this convenient location – direct access to the Dubai Metro. Visitors coming to, or leaving Deira City Centre via the Metro Link will now be able to exchange money, buy travel accessories, checkout the latest mobile phone accessories, or choose a book for the onwards journey.
Tourists and residents will mutually benefit from UAE Exchange and Around the World by Jashanmall, which offers travel accessories. Ensuring that visitors are all technically equipped with the latest gadgets, SIM cards, mobile accessories, electronics, adapters and headphones can be snatched up at Tarsam, HiPhone Telecom or Plug-ins Mobility or for the journey home, a bestseller from Borders. Those focused on wellbeing can visit GNC for a stock-up on vitamins, or drop into Supercare Pharmacy for consultation on beauty, wellness or medical products. Finally, a necessary for all in Dubai, there is eyewear offered by La Moda Sunglasses or Magrabi Optical.
Deira City Centre’s Metro Link doesn’t just tailor to services; with options for visitors to take a break from shopping, or relax before an onwards journey with five food & beverage options. Coffee chains Dunkin Donuts, Caribou Coffee and new-to-the-region Tim Hortons provide a caffeine fix or light meal, while Jungle Juice and Cold Stone Creamery offer tasteful treats for adults and children.
The Metro Link opening will be celebrated with family entertainment, adding to the festivities this weekend for 40th UAE National Day and building the festive spirit. Visitors can discover the conveniences of the newly opened Metro Link with roaming entertainment, mascots and kid’s activities including an arts and crafts area. Additionally, visitors who shop in the Metro Link will be rewarded for their purchases. From December 8th-17th, every AED 100 spend at any store in the Metro Link earns the chance to enter the daily draw of AED 5,000.
“Deira City Centre’s redevelopment is ultimately about making the visitor experience a more enjoyable one,” says Fuad Al Najjar, Asset Director for Deira City Centre. “We experience high traffic from the Dubai Metro so the addition of this new area is ideal for our customers, to take advantage of convenient and practical store and services and all clustered in a single area for the visitor on-the-go. We’re excited to open the Metro Link as a part of our redevelopment project. This phase of our redevelopment is now complete offering 55 new stores at Deira City Centre.”
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About Deira City Centre:
Deira City Centre is the original flagship mall in the Majid Al Futtaim Properties portfolio. Launched in 1995, it pioneered the concept of combining shopping and entertainment in the region. It remains one of the region’s most visited destinations, attracting over 19 million visitors a year.
The Centre has over 370 stores including its anchors – Carrefour, Debenhams, Iconic, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore and Paris Gallery. It prides itself with its wide range of mid-market popular brands such as Zara, New Look, Forever 21, H&M, Gap and Splash, as well as a host of electronic stores.
In addition to offering a great and convenient shopping experience, the Centre also features City Centre Hotel and Residence, managed by Pullman; VOX Cinemas, an 11-screen multiplex cinema, Magic Planet family entertainment centre, as well as a food court and several international restaurants and cafes; dedicated tourist services; and a Metro Station at its doorstep.
About Majid Al Futtaim Properties:
Majid Al Futtaim Properties is leading developer of shopping malls together with hotels and mixed-use community projects in the MENA region. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). It currently owns and operates ten world-class shopping malls in the region with three of its flagship projects based in Dubai. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organizations that have recognized its leadership and the quality of its properties. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 135 million visitors during 2010.
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