Largest hypermarket opens at Dubai Investments Park
Dubai , May 15, 2010
Abu Dhabi-based Ramla Group has opened the largest hypermarket, spread over 100,000 sq ft, at Dubai Investments Park (DIP), an integrated business and residential community in the Middle East.
The new Ramla Hypermarket covers 40,000 sq ft of food section and 60,000 sq ft of department store, with nearly 50 per cent of the department store area earmarked for garments section.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Dubai Investments, DIP is the largest integrated business and residential community in the Middle East. Spread across an area of 24 million sq m, the Park is a self-sustaining city within a city consisting of specially developed industrial, commercial, and residential zones.
The hypermarket, owned and operated by the Ramala group, marks yet another step in the DIP management’s ongoing efforts to provide better facilities and an improved quality of life for the Park’s residents, said a top official.
“The opening of the new hypermarket furthers our efforts to provide wide-ranging facilities that will serve DIP residents’ everyday needs and beyond,” said Omar Al Mesmar, general manager of DIP.
“DIP is today one of the largest residential communities in Dubai, with a population of approximately 200,000. As demand for housing at DIP continues to climb, there arises a corresponding need to provide necessary facilities and services that will allow the Park’s burgeoning residential community to lead a comfortable lifestyle,” Al Mesmar explained.
Rizab Abdulla, executive director of Ramla Group, said, "DIP provides us access to a sizeable pre-existing consumer audience, making it an ideal location for our new hypermarket."
"There are about 18,000 apartments in DIP to accommodate middle-income families, hile the specialized staff zone within the Park accommodates over 150,000 blue-collar workers. Further, high-income families are residing just 3 km from our hypermarket in the Green Community," he added.-TradeArabia News Service