Mall on track to obtain Leed Gold rating
FUJAIRAH City Centre, the emirate’s first integrated retail, leisure and entertainment shopping mall, will open on April 4.
Preparations for the opening are on-schedule with 100 per cent of retail units under fit-out and key milestones being achieved across final construction works, said developer Majid Al Futtaim Properties.
Fujairah City Centre is the sixth shopping mall in the UAE for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, and is being developed in joint partnership with the government-owned Fujairah Investment Establishment.
With the aim of having all its stores trading on opening day, each of the mall’s 105 units have been handed over and retailer fit-out – including anchor tenants Centrepoint, Paris Gallery, Max Fashion and Carrefour – is well under way.
With 34,000 sq m of retail space, the mall will feature 105 value and mid-market brands, 85 per cent of which will be new to Fujairah.
There are now more than 1,800 individuals on site every day including management, retailers and contractors working towards this goal. To date, Fujairah City Centre continues to achieve industry best-practice with over 2.5 million accident-free hours logged, said a statement. The mall’s ceilings are complete and roof lights and energy saving skylights have been fully installed.
The 1,000-space car-park is now 60 per cent paved and external landscaping has commenced. The mall remains on track to obtain Leed (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold rating for its environmentally friendly design and construction, and it is set to be the first building in the emirate to receive this industry rating.
“We are diligently working with our retail partners, contractors and government officials to ensure a smooth and successful launch,” said Majed Al Fahim, senior mall manager for Fujairah City Centre. “Construction for the mall is on schedule and we expect the positive momentum to increase as we move closer towards the immediate opening phase. We’re delighted to confirm the opening date for Fujairah City Centre to the wider community and our valued stakeholders, and we look forward to soon welcoming everyone to the emirate’s newest lifestyle destination.”
The new mall is strategically located on the intersection of the new Fujairah-Dubai highway and the Masafi highway at the entrance to Fujairah City.