Fujairah City Centre to create more than 1,200 job opportunities for surrounding community
Preparations for April 4th opening include hiring and training of key mall personnel
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 March 2012 - With less than a month to go until the opening of Fujairah City Centre on April 4th, the community is buzzing with anticipation and excitement as Fujairah’s largest shopping mall featuring the biggest hypermarket and new entertainment and leisure attractions prepares to open its doors to the public. Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ sixth shopping mall in the UAE will be Fujairah’s newest landmark, meeting place and community hub for the growing Emirate. With training now under way for the locally-hired customer service and mall operational teams, Fujairah residents have been given the opportunity to contribute and be a part of this milestone project.
Fujairah City Centre will foster economic growth within the Emirate, through the creation of more than 1,200 permanent jobs from retail positions to mall management. Leveraging the local insight and interest from residents, all of the mall’s customer services staff have been hired from the immediate community, creating a platform for the continued professional development of the Fujairah population. Dedicated training for newly hired mall staff, including the Marketing, Operations and Security staff is currently under way following Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ international standards of service across its regional malls. Furthermore, the mall’s 105 retail outlets and the largest Carrefour hypermarket will provide long-term employment opportunities, benefiting the community.
“Fujairah City Centre has received a strong and positive amount of support from the local community as interest in job opportunities and retail space from international brands has been overwhelming,” said Majed Al Fahim, Senior Mall Manager for Fujairah City Centre. “The long-term impact of the mall will benefit retail, tourism and commercial opportunities for Fujairah on the whole. In the countdown to opening, we are confident in its successful delivery and are excited to establish the mall as a landmark for the wider community.”
Residents will have a choice of international and local brands, offering a premium shopping and dining experience for shoppers who previously had to drive to other Emirates for these stores. The retail mix has been tailored to meet the immediate and growing needs of Fujairah residents - trusted brands that offer value, quality and convenience of offer. Popular and affordable fashion brands such as H&M, New Look, Aldo, Aeropostale, Splash and Max fashion are making their debut, as well as newer food and beverage concepts such as Pinkberry, Tim Horton’s, Just Falafel and Candelite.
The mall is being developed in joint partnership with the government-owned Fujairah Investment Establishment and will be opening its doors on April 4th, 2012.
About Fujairah City Centre
Fujairah City Centre is a shopping mall currently under development by Majid Al Futtaim Properties in partnership with the government-owned Fujairah Investment Establishment. Set to open in early 2012, Fujairah City Centre will be one of the largest and the first shopping, leisure and entertainment destinations of its kind in the Emirate. With 34,000 sqm of retail space, the mall will feature 105 value and mid-market brands, 85% of which will be new to Fujairah.
Fujairah City Centre will offer choice, convenience and value for money across a wide range of categories including local and international fashion, lifestyle, electronics, homewares and food and beverage. The mall will also feature a 8,683.5 sqm Carrefour hypermarket, the largest in the Emirate. With a multi-screen VOX Cinemas, a Magic Planet family entertainment centre and an international dining offer, Fujairah City Centre will redefine the shopping and leisure experience for Fujairah and surrounding communities.
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.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties has four flagship shopping malls; three in Dubai and one in Bahrain.
Deira City Centre pioneered the concept of shopping and entertainment in the region. It has over 370 stores with an extensive array of mid-market popular brands, including leisure and entertainment facilities and over 50 restaurants and cafes.
Mall of the Emirates is a world-class shopping mall, housing over 520 international retail brands including 80 luxury stores and a unique range of leisure attractions, anchored by the world-renowned Ski Dubai.
Mirdif City Centre, the latest regional shopping mall in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, is home to 430 stores offering the best mix of retail, superior leisure and entertainment concepts that include iFLY Dubai - indoor skydiving centre and VOX Cinemas and a host of delicious fine dining outlets.
Bahrain City Centre is the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment complex in Bahrain with 340 international brands including 60 dining options, and features Wahooo!, the region’s first region’s first indoor-outdoor waterpark.