Dh68.5m My City Centre mall now open in RAK
Published: Tue 9 Jan 2018, 4:23 PM
Last updated: Tue 23 Jan 2018, 8:57 AM
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah now has its first 'My City Centre' at Al Dhait area, offering over 30 regional and international brands under one roof.
The new destination, under Majid Al Futtaim, caters for everyday dining, lifestyle and retail needs of Ras Al Khaimah's fastest-growing communities.
Ghaith Shocair, chief executive officer of Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim Properties, said that they will deliver a diverse retail offering in an accessible location within the expanding residential areas of Ras Al Khaimah.
"My City Centre Al Dhait will address the daily needs of visitors and the increasing number of tourists in the country's Northern Emirates," he said, adding that the Dh68.5 million mall has a gross leasable area of 5,494 square metres. "My City Centre Al Dhait is the third in the UAE, a neighbourhood shopping and dining destination created specifically for nearby residential and commercial communities."
Easily accessible due to its proximity to the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road, My City Centre Al Dhait offers a vast array of household goods, including fresh produce and bakery items from Carrefour Market. "Dining options include the emirate's first branch of American fast-food chain Popeye's, Blends & Brews, and McDonald's alongside more extensive menu options such as the Indian restaurant, Gazebo, and Iranian cuisine specialist, Hatam," Shocair said.
The new mall reinforces Majid Al Futtaim's commitment made in 2016 to increase investments in the UAE by Dh30 billion by 2026, taking its total investments in the UAE to Dh48 billion. The mall also follows green building protocols with innovative methods and resource-efficient procedures in place, including collecting condensed water from air-conditioning and ventilations systems to use for irrigation and installing LED lighting and water-saving low-flow fixtures and faucets.
"The single-storey, 7,000-square-metre property meets Leed Gold criteria and its solar-panelled parking bay shades, which incorporate photovoltaic cells, are expected to deliver energy savings of 7.5 per cent," Shocair noted.
My City Centre Al Dhait complements Majid Al Futtaim's additional investments in the Northern Emirates, which include the expansion of both City Centre Ajman and City Centre Sharjah in 2018.