Majid Al Futtaim completes AED260mn City Centre Sharjah redevelopment
UAE-based conglomerate, Majid Al Futtaim, opened City Centre Sharjah’s AED260mn reinvigorated extension with the emirate’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas.
Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, managing director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman), said: “We are constantly working towards reimagining the retail and leisure landscape to meet the evolving demands of our discerning shoppers and retain our position as their preferred shopping destination in Sharjah. The new, revitalised City Centre Sharjah is a result of valuable feedback from our long-standing customers who seek trendy international brands, exciting F&B concepts that appease a plethora of tastes and a destination where they can spend hours with their loved ones enjoying the wide variety of entertainment options.”
The enhancement project was undertaken last year to deliver a renewed and holistic shopping, dining and entertainment experience to residents and tourists visiting Sharjah from across the region. The expansion is part of Majid Al Futtaim’s announcement made in June 2016 to increase its total investment in the UAE by AED30bn by 2026, taking its total investment in the country to AED48bn.
The mall has been redesigned with a skylight roof to allow for more natural light and spacious storefronts that extends a fresh and contemporary feel to make every visit pleasurable. Keeping accessibility and convenience of shoppers at the heart of the project, City Centre Sharjah has revamped the carpark with 1,426 parking bays and easy entry and exit routes close to the mall’s anchor stores.
City Centre Sharjah has expanded, with a gross leasable area of 51,428sqm, to house a diverse mix of 23 new lifestyle and home décor brands, such as the economic home essentials brand Home Box and the one-stop electronics store Sharaf DG, and world-renowned family restaurants, including Chili’s and Gazebo.