Al Ghurair City wins Best Retail Development in the UAE award
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Mall celebrates 25th anniversary by winning top real estate award from Islamic Conferences Group
Dubai, 23 December 2006: Al Ghurair City, who pioneered the shopping mall concept in the Middle East, has won the Best Retail Development in the UAE 2006 award from the London-based Islamic Conferences Group for its extensive refurbishment, retail development and expansion program that maintained the mall’s traditional Arabic look and feel while creating a modern setting to embrace shoppers from around the world.
The Islamic Conferences Group, which is dedicated to organising major events, investor forums and conferences in creating a better awareness and understanding of the Islamic finance industry, organises the annual Islamic Real Estate Finance – Middle East (IREF-ME) awards to recognise excellence in real estate development in the region. This year’s awards were given away at a ceremony held at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
As part of the Silver Jubilee celebrations, Al Ghurair City, the first shopping mall in the Middle East, has announced an exciting and colorful programme of events and activities for the Dubai Shopping Festival 2006-07. It includes a 45-day promotion, offering prizes up to Dhs.1 million including two highly desirable BMW 7 series cars to two lucky shoppers.
Al Ghurair City is today the premier quality family shopping destination, offering an array of exciting choices, features and facilities. The mall is a harmonious blend of enclosed and high-street shopping, exciting streetscapes, and provides the best of entertainment and food.
The Al Ghurair City experience has been culturally enhanced through its modern Arabic design and architecture reflecting the local heritage and traditions, while at the same time providing a modern setting that comes with comfort and convenience for shoppers. The range of well-known local and international brands at Al Ghurair City include Mexx, Guess, Levi’s, French Connection, Jashanmal, Damas, Paris Gallery, Plug Ins, 2XL Furniture, Charme, Laurent, Verona, Sweet Lady and Hanayen Textiles, and several more.