Friday 10 July 2020

New Abu Dhabi mall on track for 2020 opening

ABU DHABI, October 20, 2019

Line Investments & Property, the shopping mall development and management arm of Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International, has announced that nearly 65 per cent of the work has been completed on its new development - Forsan Central Mall - located strategically in central area of Khalifa City in Abu Dhabi.

Set to open in August 2020, Forsan Central Mall is an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination designed around the concept of a bamboo forest with a restful ‘garden in the city’ ambience.

The mall offers a Lulu Hypermarket with a brand-new design concept, trendy fashion retailers, electronics shops, bookstores, school supplies, home decor stores as well as retailers for perfumes, cosmetics and personal care in a three-level one stop destination mall, said the developer.

A nine-screen cinema offers moviegoers the ultimate visual experience in state-of-the-art theatres or they have the option to enjoy an interactive family entertainment centre, said the statement from Line Investments & Property.

With a gross land area (GLA) of 43,114 sq m, there will be 89 retail stores, 22 food and beverages (F&B) outlets and an entertainment area spanning 3,123 sq m. The mall also boasts 1,258 parking spaces across two levels.

There will be cafés and a wide choice of diverse global cuisines and specialties including Indian, Arabic, gourmet burgers, vegan, seafood, popular brands and themed restaurants, juice bars, gourmet food vendors and ice cream outlets, it stated.

The experiential dining options in the highly atmospheric indoor garden will in itself be calming and relaxing. On the first floor, a number of international restaurants and Quick Service Restaurants (QSR) cater to those regular to the mall and crave variety, it added.

Wajeb Al Khoury, the director of Line Investments and Property, said: "Forsan Central Mall’s strategic location in the heart of Khalifa city , nature inspired ambience, extensive retail offering, unique dining concepts, iconic experiences at the family entertainment centre and cinema will keep residents and visitors engaged and entertained all year round and offer every convenience at the doorstep."

Services at the upcoming mall include banks and financial services, beauty salons and spa, telecommunications services, laundry services and tailors.

With work in full swing, Forsan Central Mall is scheduled for handover to tenants for fit out in January 2020, said Al Khoury.  

The nature-inspired Forsan Central Mall will soon be a second home to nearly 30,000 families in the primary and secondary catchment area within the residential neighbourhoods of Al Raha Gardens, the gated communities of Rayyana, Golf Gardens and Sas Al Nakhil Village, among others, and the Emirati community of Al Watani and Masdar, he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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