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Video: Fit-out adopts aerial route at Yas Mall

Air-conditioning system for Geant hypermarket brought in by helicopter

Aldar Properties PJSC has announced significant progress in the pre-opening phase of Yas Mall with the impressive aerial fit-out of Geant hypermarket, the largest of its kind in Abu Dhabi.

Geant, Yas Mall’s anchor hypermarket planned for opening in November 2014, will complement the experiential retail and entertainment destination’s exciting offering of leading international and regional F&B brands, designed to satisfy a range of appetites.

The leisure experience continues with the state-of-the-art 20 screen cinema operated by VOX Cinemas and Funworks, the family entertainment zone.

Geant began its huge fit-out by installing an air-conditioning system. Early one morning, a helicopter was tasked with the precarious and visually impressive installation, which involved lowering five units each weighing 1 to 1.5 tons and on average seven metres long.

The operation was performed with clinical precision by a project team involving Aldar, Geant, the tenant coordination company Vindico and the main contractor of the project Sixco, and took just over 50 minutes.

The successful completion of the air-conditioning installation marks an important milestone in the lead up to the hypermarket opening this year which will service thousands of the city’s international and local visitors including Yas Mall’s neighbouring communities.

The fit-outs are continuing at a steady pace and 95% of outlets are committed in terms of leasing ahead of the November opening. Yas Mall has also announced three further leading retailers as part of its partnership with Chalhoub Group and Retail Arabia including a new concept House of Fraser department store, Abu Dhabi’s first Hamleys store and the first Joe Fresh store in the UAE.

Check out the video of the air conditioning system arriving at Yas Mall. 


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