Alshaya to occupy 9300sqm at Al Khail Avenue Mall
Alshaya will bring 25 brands that include H&M, Mothercare, Muji, Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, Boots, PF Chang’s, and IHOP to Nakheel’s mall is Jumeirah Village
Nakheel and Alshaya have signed an agreement that will give the Kuwaiti retail operator 9,300m2 of shop space for 25 brands at Nakheel’s upcoming Al Khail Avenue Mall at Jumeirah Village in Dubai.
Alshaya’s popular fashion, lifestyle, and food brands – including Debenhams, H&M, Mothercare, Muji, Foot Locker, American Eagle Outfitters, Boots, PF Chang’s, and IHOP – will join Al Khail Avenue’s collection of shops, restaurants, café, and services.
The new collaboration reinforces Nakheel’s long-standing relationship with Alshaya, which already has extensive retail space at Ibn Battuta Mall and is exploring further opportunities at other Nakheel retail developments.
Al Khail Avenue, currently under construction along Dubai’s Al Khail Road on the eastern edge of Nakheel’s Jumeirah Village Triangle community, has 11.14ha of retail space containing 350 shops, a 14-screen cinema complex, and a wide range of dining outlets.
The mall, which will be attached to a 256-room hotel, is set for completion in 2018.
More than 75% of shop space at Al Khail Avenue is now booked, with more deals in the pipeline, a company statement said.
Dubai’s Landmark Group and Al Tayer Group are also confirmed, occupying almost 2.55ha between them through brands such as Home Centre, Centrepoint, Reiss, Fun City, Gap, Banana Republic, and Mamas & Papas. Waitrose and Reel Cinemas are also signed up.
Omar Khoory, director of Nakheel Malls, said: “We are delighted to further cement our long-standing partnership with Alshaya by welcoming them to Al Khail Avenue.
“Al Khail Avenue is a magnet for some of the biggest names in shopping, dining and entertainment, and our latest collaboration with Alshaya proves that retail space continues to be very much in demand from both an industry and consumer perspective.”
In August 2016, Nakheel confirmed that it would add a 256-room hotel, to be managed by Hilton under the DoubleTree by Hilton brand, to Al Khail Avenue.
Construction on the mall/ hotel complex began in September 2016.