Cityland Mall, the 2.2 million sq ft retail and entertainment scheme being developed in Dubai, has appointed consultancy Vindico to deliver the retail element of the project.
Cityland Real Estate Development has hired Vindico as the construction process of the mall is in the advanced stages of completion.
Vindico will be responsible for coordinating the mall tenants’ fit-out works and ensuring that their opening remains on time, a statement said.
The AED1.2 billion ($330 million) Cityland Mall is the world’s first “nature inspired” shopping destination, incorporating a 200,000 sq ft green central park area.
Its retail capacity totals over 1.2 million sq ft of space accommodating over 350 retailers and F&B outlets. The major anchor tenant, Carrefour hypermarket, a part of Majid Al Futtaim Retail, will open its door before the end of the year.
Cityland Mall also boasts a variety of entertainment and retail global brands including VOX Cinemas, Fabyland and the Scandinavian home furnishing brand JYSK among others.
Vindico was chosen by developer due to its vast experience in delivering retail for some of the world’s largest and most high profile schemes including Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi and Festival City, Dubai, the statement added.
In all, the company has assisted with the delivery of 65 shopping centres and airport projects, and over 9,000 shops and restaurants.
Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, CEO, Cityland Group, said: “We are pleased to have a strategic retail professional of Vindico’s calibre come on board, as we strengthen our focus on retailers and on creating exciting shopping experiences for our visitors.
"The Vindico team are playing a pivotal role by maintaining a continuous dialogue with tenants to ensure the timely completion of their fit-out works. As we continue to diversify the mall’s retail mix, comprising of prestigious brands and household names, we are confident that these retailers will add new and exciting elements for shoppers and the community at large.”
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