Al Nakheel Mall in Riydh, the latest mall opened in 2014 by Arabian Centres, a leading developer, owner and operator of shopping malls in the Middle East, is officially the most innovative mall in Saudi Arabia after winning two prestigious awards in the International Council of Shopping Centers’ (ICSC) Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards 2015.
Al Nakheel was given the Gold award in the New Media/Emerging Technology Marketing category and Silver award in the Design & Development category.
The ICSC Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre & Retailer Awards acknowledges the region’s most innovative shopping centres for outstanding achievements in Marketing, Design & Development and Retail categories. Arabian Centres’ Al Nakheel Mall, located in Riyadh, received both acolades for its pioneering industry leadership in each category over the last year. Strategically placed along main roads leading into Riyadh, Al Nakheel Mall draws more than 200,000 weekly visitors to the visitor-friendly, one-level retail premises.
Commenting on the award, Simon Wilcock, CEO of Arabian Centres, said: “We are delighted to receive these honors which reflect the experience that visitors have when they visit Al Nakheel Mall. The award is testament to the expertise and efforts of the team working at Al Nakheel Mall, and representative of the quality of all Arabian Centres’ employees.”
“The last 12 months has been a truly exciting time for everyone involved at Arabian Centres and it is the innovative culture, commitment and experience of the team that has led to the winning of these illustrious recognitions. It is also through their efforts that Arabian Centres is able to deliver a consistent high-quality retail and leisure experience for customers across each our 17 malls. Al Nakheel Mall is setting the standard for the shopping and leisure experience in Saudi Arabia and we have another 12 projects in the pipeline that will further delight our customers and raise the bar for malls across the Middle East,” he added.
Coinciding with this prestigious award, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, visited Al Nakheel mall on Tuesday evening November 10, 2015 on his visit to Saudi Arabia leading the UAE delegation to the 4th Arab-South American Summit.