Damac opens new retail and leisure destination in  Dubai - GulfToday

Damac opens new retail and leisure destination in  Dubai


Amira Sajwani inaugurates the new Damac Mall in Dubai on Friday.

Inayat-ur-Rahman, Business Editor

Damac Group, the leading UAE-based business conglomerate, has announced the opening of Damac Mall, adding a new retail and leisure destination to Dubai’s luxury landscape. The mall was officially inaugurated on Friday by Amira Sajwani, Managing Director, Sales & Development, Damac Properties.

Damac Mall presents an expansive 110,000-square-foot space that seamlessly integrates retail, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment offerings. The Mall is envisioned as a hub for unique shopping experiences. The mall located within Damac Hills features major international and local brands across various categories, including 30 retail stores and 10 F&B outlets.

Hussain Sajwani, Chairman,  Damac Group told Gulf Today that he sees huge potential in UAE retail sector, adding that his company is also looking to expand its footprint across the emirates by opening more community malls soon.

Commenting on the opening, Amira Sajwani, Managing Director, Sales & Development, Damac Properties, said: “Damac Mall is part of Damac ‘s growing presence in the retail sector. It underlines our keenness to provide residents seamless connectivity and easy accessibility to community and retail amenities. We are confident that the mall’s carefully curated tenant mix perfectly aligns with the preferences of our local community. Damac is committed to consistently improving the quality of life for our residents and transforming our communities into dynamic spaces that offer unmatched convenience and satisfaction.”

The mall highlights a fusion of contemporary architecture and luxury finishes, and the individual retail outlets conform to the latest global standards of fit-out design and fittings. The ample natural lighting from the skylights gives the facility a vibrant ambience.

The inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by the opening of a sprawling 28,000-square-foot Spinneys supermarket in addition to the grand opening of Starbucks, Papa John’s, Vietnamese Foodies, American Wax, Al Jaber Opticals, Al Ain Pharmacy and Lingo Play Area for children.

A 9,000 square feet Fitness First gym and a dedicated 8,000 square feet MEDCARE medical facility are slated to open soon.

With its unique retail mix across diverse categories that meet the requirements of a community mall, Damac Mall expects an annual footfall of around 1.3 million visitors. In addition to the spacious interiors, the mall has a large parking area capable of accommodating 360 vehicles.

The mall’s future expansion plans are currently in the design stage. The expansion is in line with the demand from retailers and the tenant mix curated and created by Damac, keeping in mind the needs of residents of the Damac Hills community and visitors.

It is worth mentioning that Damac’s portfolio encompasses several communities, each offering distinctive living experiences. Among these is Damac Hills, its first master community in the UAE.

The well-established, self-contained community symbolises luxurious living in every sense of the word. Featuring wide-ranging amenities, including modern apartments, villas, townhouses, and luxury residences in association with world-class brands, it includes nearly four million square feet of parkland with various themed areas for relaxation and sports. Many essential everyday services are available, including food trucks, Carrefour supermarket, Jebel Ali School, and a shuttle service to the Mall of the Emirates.

Likewise, Damac Hills 2 stands as another prominent master community in Dubai. Comprising clusters of thoughtfully designed apartments, townhouses, and villas, the community is characterised by its amenities. It offers a one-of-a-kind living experience inspired by water, sports, and fun for all ages. Damac’s community mall at Damac Hills 2 is 100 per cent leased with brands that include Carrefour, Brands for Less, Starbucks and Saudi German Clinic.

Adding to this impressive portfolio is the under-construction Damac Lagoons Community, adjacent to the Damac Hills area. This upcoming development will encompass over 8,000 elegant villas and townhouses surrounded by azure blue lagoons, white sandy beaches, tropical island vibes, and a range of premium lifestyle amenities and fitness activities across 45 million square feet. Inspired by the Mediterranean, it offers vacation living as a part of daily life for residents. The community is in the process of applying for a LEED gold certification for Damac Lagoons, which will make it the first master community in the UAE to receive the rating under the LEED Cities and Communities Rating System.

Damac Properties has secured contracts worth almost AED 3.0 billion for the construction and supervision of this master development since the beginning of this year.

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