Upgrade project is part of MAF’s commitment to grow its total investment in the UAE to $8.2bn by 2026
Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) has announced that the $70m reinvigoration of its City Centre Sharjah shopping mall is now complete. The mall now boasts the emirate’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas.
The upgrade project began last year with the goal of delivering a refreshed, holistic shopping, dinning and entertainment experience to residents and tourists visiting Sharjah. The expansion is part of MAF’s commitment to increase its total investment in the UAE by $8.2bn by 2026.
“We are constantly working towards reimagining the retail and leisure landscape to meet the evolving demands of our discerning shoppers and retain our position as their preferred shopping destination in Sharjah. The new, revitalised City Centre Sharjah is a result of valuable feedback from our long-standing customers who seek trendy international brands, exciting F&B concepts that appease a plethora of tastes and a destination where they can spend hours with their loved ones enjoying the wide variety of entertainment options,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, MD for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).
The mall now features a skylight roof to allow for more natural light along with spacious storefronts and a revamped carpark that offers 1,426 parking bays. The mall’s gross leasable area now stands at 51,428 sqm and includes 23 new lifestyle and home décor brands.
MAF says the expansion project complements its investments in the Northern Emirates, which includes the recent opening of My City Centre Al Dhait in Ras Al Khaimah and the ongoing expansion of City Centre Ajman.