Aerial fit-out for Yas Mall's Geant hypermarket
Abu Dhabi, August 27, 2014
Geant hypermarket has carried out an aerial fit-out, the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi, for its new anchor store at Yas Mall, which is scheduled to open in November.
Geant began its huge fit-out by installing an air-conditioning system. A helicopter lowered the five units each weighting one to 1.5 tonnes and on average 7-m long.
The operation was performed by a project team involving Aldar Properties, the mall propery developer; Geant; the tenant co-ordination company Vindico; and the main contractor of the project Sixco, and took just over 50 minutes.
Aldar Properties, a leading listed property development, investment and management company in Abu Dhabi, said it has made significant progress in the pre-opening phase of Yas Mall.
Geant, Yas Mall’s anchor hypermarket planned for opening in November, will complement the experiential retail and entertainment destination’s offering of leading international and regional F&B brands, said a statement.
Fit-out of stores at the mall are continuing at a steady pace with about 95 per cent of outlets committed in terms of leasing ahead of the November opening.
The mall also features a 20-screen cinema operated by Vox Cinemas and Funworks, the family entertainment zone.
Yas Mall has also announced three further leading retailers as part of its partnership with Chalhoub Group and Retail Arabia including a new concept House of Fraser Department Store, Abu Dhabi’s first Hamley's store and the first Joe Fresh store in the UAE. - TradeArabia News Service