Top: Ismail, Eldstrom, and Damien Latham, CEO,
Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment. Centre and
above: Artists' impressions of Reem Mall a
Reem Mall to offer range of leisure, entertainment facilities
ABU DHABI, 8 days ago
Reem Mall, Abu Dhabi’s upcoming fashion, entertainment and dining destination, and Majid Al Futtaim Ventures have announced a significant new partnership that will see
a wide range of leisure and entertainment facilities set up at the $1 billion project, set to open in 2018.
The facilities will include the region’s first standalone, themed indoor snow park.
Through this collaboration, Reem Mall will also host the next generation of concepts from award-winning VOX Cinemas, including the large format MAX screens, fine dining Theatre by Rhodes and the children focused VOX Kids. For the first time, VOX Cinemas will be fused with Magic Planet, the region’s largest network of family entertainment centres, to create an all-new leisure environment.
This is also the first time that Majid Al Futtaim Ventures has announced an indoor snow entertainment concept outside Majid Al Futtaim’s owned shopping malls, building on the success of Ski Dubai over the years, and the highly positive response to Ski Egypt, which opened in Cairo’s Mall of Egypt earlier this year.
The bespoke 125,000-sq-ft Abu Dhabi snow attraction will be a dedicated snow park and is set to include a variety of activities and experiences to be enjoyed by the entire family – from sledging to zorbing to luge.
Majid Al Futtaim Ventures is the leisure, entertainment, fashion and business arm of
Majid Al Futtaim.
The entertainment offering will make up almost 202,000 sq ft, which accounts for 10 per cent of the total mall space, emphasising the growing significance of leisure in the success of a modern retail environment.
Shane Eldstrom, Reem Mall chief executive officer, said: “As one of the most ambitious and exciting retail and leisure projects ever undertaken in Abu Dhabi, we share Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to continued growth and innovation. As the UAE capital continues to enhance its position as a global tourism and leisure hub, this new partnership marks a significant milestone not only for Reem Mall, but also for the region’s wider entertainment offering. We now look forward to bringing our shared vision to the UAE capital and creating spectacular visitor experiences for decades to come.”
Ahmed Galal Ismail, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Ventures, said: “Over the years, Majid Al Futtaim’s
leisure and entertainment and cinemas businesses have established themselves as the go-to providers of innovative and successful leisure and entertainment concepts for retail developers in the region, and with Reem Mall we have taken this one step further by creating a unique and bespoke offering that will not only anchor the mall, but transform it into a lifestyle destination. We are in the business of creating great moments, and so are partnering with Reem Mall in the same way we do with our own shopping malls to ensure that our entertainment concepts are curated and created for the best guest experience.”
This is the second collaboration between Reem Mall and Majid Al Futtaim after previously signing a deal to open a Carrefour hypermarket at the upcoming Abu Dhabi destination.
Reem Mall, developed by National Real Estate Company (NREC) in partnership with UPAC, will deliver 2 million sq ft of leasable area (2.9 million sq ft of floor area) of retail, leisure, dining and entertainment offerings on Abu Dhabi’s Reem Island.
Comprising around 450 stores housing local and international brands, 85 of which will be food and beverage outlets, as well as a range of family-focused entertainment and edutainment anchors, Reem Mall will be a unique addition to Abu Dhabi’s family leisure attractions. – TradeArabia News Service