Abu Dhabi Airports awards spaces at Midfield Terminal to Lulu Group
Abu Dhabi Airports has awarded two retail unit spaces in the upcoming new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport to the Lulu Group.
Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, signed the agreement with Saifee Rupawala, CEO of Lulu Group for a specialist gifting retail space and a dedicated non-food department store encompassing a total of 1,833 square meters in the presence of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, chairman of Abu Dhabi Airports; Yusuff Ali MA, chairman of Lulu Group; and Tony Douglas, CEO of Etihad Airways.
The Midfield Terminal includes 28,000 square meters of retail space for duty free shopping, dining, relaxing and entertainment, catering to the diverse needs of Abu Dhabi International Airport's passengers. The partnership with Lulu Group is a result of Abu Dhabi Airports' commitment to developing strategic partnerships with local industry within the UAE, ensuring that local products and services are a key aspect of the world-class passenger experience delivered by the Midfield Terminal.
Sheikh Mohammad Bin Hamad Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan said: "The Midfield Terminal is one of the region's most significant aviation infrastructure projects, and it is only fitting that it will now be home to one of the region's most successful international conglomerates. Lulu Group will make a significant contribution to our long-term retail strategy, and we look forward to working closely with them in the coming months and years."
Bryan Thompson added: "We are delighted to partner with the Lulu Group as we work to deliver the Midfield Terminal. This deal showcases the inclusive and diverse retail environment present at Abu Dhabi International Airport, and we are confident that the addition of the Lulu brand will contribute toward providing passengers with an enjoyable and memorable experience when arriving, departing or transiting through the airport. The innovate thinking and strategy behind our fit out of the Midfield Terminal's retail spaces is perfectly aligned with the grandeur of the building itself, ensuring that we exceed passenger expectations and deliver a seamless and comfortable experience."
"We are really excited and proud to have been awarded retail space in the upcoming world-class new Midfield Terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport. Our legacy of more than four decades in the retail industry across the UAE, GCC and other parts of world will surely hold us in great esteem to come up with a trend-setting retail ambiance both in terms of design and product offerings. We are leaving no stones unturned to deliver a world-class shopping experience to the millions of travelers expected to arrive in Abu Dhabi," said Yusuff Ali M.A.