Majid Al Futtaim is set to open its first shopping mall in Abu Dhabi, My City Centre Masdar, in Q2 2019. The AED 300 million community mall at Masdar City, is set to lead the way in sustainable retail and leisure operations in the capital when it opens in the first half of this year. My City Centre Masdar’s construction has created 1,500 new employment opportunities in its build-out phase and over 2,000 new jobs after opening.
“As we progress on developing our first mall in Abu Dhabi, My City Centre Masdar underscores Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to the capital’s retail sector in line with Masdar City and the UAE’s long-term sustainability goals,” said Ghaith Shocair, Chief Executive Officer of Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.
My City Centre Masdar aims to achieve Abu Dhabi’s Estidama Three Pearl rating, making it one of the UAE’s most sustainable malls. The capital’s rating system is equivalent to the LEED Gold rating for exceptional performance in energy and water conservation. The mall will feature more than 70 stores across 18,500 sq m of gross leasable area, including a 7,000 sqm Carrefour Hypermarket and a variety of dining options for both residents and professionals within Masdar City and surrounding communities.
“Masdar City is growing at an unprecedented rate and is a community that is now home to more than 600 hundred businesses and thousands of residents, with new offices, homes and leisure facilities all currently under development,” said Mohamed Jameel Al Ramahi, CEO of Masdar.
The new mall is centrally placed within the planned Masdar City transit network, adjacent to the Masdar City proposed Metro Station and within 300 metres of the nearest proposed Light Rail Transit and Bus Rapid Transit stops. The mall will also be connected by public buses, with plans in place to utilise the autonomous, electric vehicle Navya connecting the mall with other locations within Masdar City.