Deira City Centre awards its Top Retailers for 2011 at this year’s AGM
Key performance highlights, development milestones and marketing events presented
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2012 – Deira City Centre recently hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2011, where mall management retailers came together to celebrate the successes of the past year. Hosted at VOX Cinemas, Fuad Al Najjar, Senior Asset Director, Asset Management, Shopping Malls and Susan Mikloska, Marketing Manager for Deira City Centre presented key highlights across mall performance, development and marketing highlights and addressed the outlook for 2012. Retailers from the mall attended, and the AGM concluded with the announcement of the Retailer of the Year Awards 2011, based on sales and operational performance including the People’s Choice Award, which is voted by shoppers.
Deira City Centre’s Retailer of the Year 2011 Award Winners are (in no particular order):
• 2010 Best Anchor Store - Sharaf DG
• 2010 Best Flagship Store – The GAP
• 2010 Best Large Fashion Store - Bershka
• 2010 Best Small Fashion Store – Pierre Cardin Ladies
• 2010 Best Food & Beverage Outlet – Panda Chinese
• 2010 Best Electronics & Entertainment Store – Al Falak Electronics
• 2010 Homewares, Giftware & Leather Goods Store – Kipling
• 2010 Best Health, Well-being & Cosmetics Store – Paris Gallery
• 2010 Best Footwear & Sports Store – Vincci
• 2010 Best Jewellery & Watch Store – Omega Watches
• 2010 Best Optical, Accessories & Service Store – Sunglass Hut
• 2010 People’s Choice Award – Carrefour
• 2010 Retailer of the Year – Sharaf DG
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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 360 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 the leading developer of shopping malls together with hotels and mixed-use community projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment across the region with ten world-class malls operating in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Egypt and three currently in development in Fujairah - UAE, Cairo – Egypt and Beirut - Lebanon. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organisations that have recognised its leadership and the quality of its properties. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 140 million visitors in 2011.
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