Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, July 9, 2018: Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – announced today the opening of City Centre Sharjah’s $70 million (AED 260 million) reinvigorated extension with the emirate’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas, which includes premium moviegoing experiences in GOLD by Rhodes, KIDS and the CITY 101.6 FM MAX screen.
“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,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Managing Director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).
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 AED 30 billion by 2026, taking its total investment in the country to AED 48 billion.
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.
It has also transformed into a vibrant entertainment destination for the entire family with the opening of a 12-screen VOX Cinemas, which makes its debut in Sharjah. For film aficionados looking for a premium movie experience while savouring Michelin-starred chef Gary Rhodes gourmet menu, City Centre Sharjah now has VOX Cinema’s GOLD by Rhodes. That’s not all. Moviegoers have more choice than ever with the opening of CITY 101.6 FM MAX screen, with an over 20-metre-wide screen for an immersive experience and KIDS for younger guests who will enjoy the vibrant and colourful ambiance while watching their favourite children’s films and animated content.
City Centre Sharjah has expanded, with a gross leasable area of 51,428 square meters, 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.
City Centre Sharjah’s expansion project complements Majid Al Futtaim’s additional investments in the Northern Emirates, which includes the recent opening of My City Centre Al Dhait in Ras Al Khaimah and the ongoing expansion of City Centre Ajman.