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New IKEA store opens in Abu Dhabi shopping, lifestyle hub

ABU DHABI, November 23, 2020

Al Wahda Mall, a leading shopping and lifestyle destination in Central Abu Dhabi, has announced the opening of its new IKEA store. This is the Swedish home furnishing retailer's second outlet in the emirate and the fifth in the UAE.   
Strategically located in the heart of Abu Dhabi, the new IKEA store is spread over 2,100 sq m area on the first floor of Al Wahda Mall.
The store will be home to approximately 2,000 low and medium sized ready-to-assemble furniture and home essentials with quick access for customers who require their essentials on the go, said a statement from Al Wahda Mall. 
Al Wahda Mall’s sister shopping mall brands across UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Oman and India, which are all managed by Line Investments and Property, are expected to encompass more than 12 million sq ft from the new projects lined up until the end of 2020.
The brand’s flagship Swedish Café will be available for dine-in and take away including favorites such as the shawarma, the hot-dog and Swedish pastries, it added.
On the launch, Ashraf Ali, Executive Director, Lulu Group International said: "I am so happy and excited to welcome the world-renowned IKEA to our Al Wahda Mall, in the heart of Abu Dhabi. It has been our constant endeavor to bring world-class shopping experience to the discerning shoppers of Abu Dhabi and the launch of IKEA will further boost the retail sector of this great city."
IKEA Managing Director (UAE, Egypt and Oman) Vinod Jayan said: "One of our key strategic objectives at IKEA is to reach and engage with many more of the many people, and with the opening of our second store in Abu Dhabi we edge closer to achieving our goal."
"We know that time is of the essence for the many people therefore with the mall’s strategic and central location, we will be bringing the IKEA experience closer to people’s homes, in a more convenient and compact store," stated Jayan. 
"Al Wahda Mall remains a top destination for shopping, entertainment and leisure in the heart of Abu Dhabi, so we are thrilled to be able to bring our new IKEA concept store to this location," he noted. 
"The full-size IKEA store in Yas Island, which operates on an area of 33,000 sq m since 2011, will continue to be the go-to destination for the complete inspiring experience, so our goal is to create a closer glimpse of that experience at the heart of the Abu Dhabi Island," he added.-TradeArabia News Service 


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