Mall of the Emirates voted ‘Best in Dubai’
Mall of the Emirates, the Middle East’s first shopping and leisure resort, has won the hearts of millions of visitors around the globe since its opening in 2005. Testament to this is the awards filling up its mantle. This year itself, the mall bagged four awards with the most recent being the ‘Best Shopping Mall’ title at the Best in Dubai Awards 2008.
The Best in Dubai Awards are a new concept for 2008 and voted for by the people of Dubai to celebrate the things that residents love about living in the city. Mall of the Emirates was voted over nine other shopping malls of Dubai nominated in this category.
Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Vice-President, Mall of the Emirates, expressing delight over this win, said: “We are truly honoured with winning this title. It is indeed a great achievement especially because Dubai’s residents have voted for us. I am thankful to them for their support and love towards this development. Each time that Mall of the Emirates is awarded an accolade, it is a testimony to all the hard work put in by our retailers and the mall management towards making this mall unsurpassed in every sphere.”
The ‘Best Shopping Mall’ honour at the Best in Dubai Awards 2008 joins the growing list of awards received by Mall of the Emirates this year that include ‘World's Best Retail Destination of the Year’ at Retail City Awards, ‘Best Mall Award’ at Grazia Middle East Style Awards 2008 and Superbrands 2008 - ‘Brand of the Year’ Award.
Located in Al Barsha area of Dubai, Mall of the Emirates offers visitors a complete mall experience. With over 466 stores to choose from, shoppers can access the very best retailers, top international brands and the finest restaurants offering a wider range of world cuisine. The Mall of the Emirates also hosts a regular calendar of cultural events giving visitors a taste of top-quality international entertainment.
About Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates, the world’s first shopping resort, is located in Dubai at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The two-level shopping centre features 466 international brands including 220,000 sqm of department stores, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing outlets, the largest Carrefour in the city and over 60 stores that are unique to the centre. The compelling family leisure offer includes a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a 14-screen multiplex cinema, the world-renowned Ski Dubai - the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park - a five star Kempinski hotel and 70 coffee shops and restaurants. Recently, the mall’s 500 seat community theatre and accompanying arts centre – DUCTAC - opened its doors to the public.
There is a dedicated overpass offering easy access to the mall and 7,000 public parking spaces. This landmark development within the MAF Shopping Mall portfolio welcomed over 26.9 million visitors in the calendar year of 2007 and expects substantial growth in footfall and sales in 2008 thanks to its burgeoning reputation amongst residents and tourists alike.