Mirdif City Centre breaks records with over 1 million customers in first three weeks

Published April 6th, 2010 - 10:28 GMT

Majid Al Futtaim Properties’ latest development, Mirdif City Centre, has broken customer footfall records with over one million visitors in the first three weeks, and more than 76,000 customers visiting on the first day of trading.

The mall’s opening on March 16th attracted crowds of visitors eager to see Mirdif City Centre’s new stores, leisure and entertainment options on a day that set a new benchmark for shopping mall openings in the region. The excitement hasn’t stopped as people have continued to flock to the new destination.

Yousif Al Ali, Vice President of Mirdif City Centre, said:  “We always knew that the launch of Mirdif City Centre would be big, but to get over a million customers in the first three weeks is quite exceptional - these numbers are a testament to the excellent retail mix, dining options and never-seen-before leisure attractions that Mirdif City Centre offers.”

Mirdif City Centre opened to much anticipation with over 85% of retailers open for business from day one. Amongst these retailers are new to the region Pottery Barn, Miss Selfridge, American Eagle, Decathalon, and Office Depot, as well as anchor tenants such as Debenhams, Homecentre, Forever 21 and an impressive 11,000 sqm Carrefour.

Nicolas Allan, General Manager at Carrefour Mirdif City Centre said: “During the first 5 days alone, more than 200,000 visitors came to the new Carrefour, and there to welcome them was our 700 strong team. Customers were greeted with a range of great promotions and more than 45, 000 regular items.”

M.H. Alshaya Co., one of the Middle East’s leading retailers, reinforced the positive reception of consumers to Mirdif City Centre. The company has opened 29 brands within the mall, including the Middle East launch of three iconic American brands, American Eagle, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Kids.  M.H. Alshaya Co. confirmed that since day one its stores have seen strong trading and reaction to the new brands has been extremely positive.

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