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UAE’s ‘biggest’ Ikea store to open in Dubai South this December

Solar-powered Dubai South facility – the UAE's third Ikea store – to span 35,000m2 and feature home planning projectors

The Dubai South Ikea store will be the largest in the UAE.
The Dubai South Ikea store will be the largest in the UAE.

Swedish furniture giant Ikea will open the UAE’s largest store in Dubai South, a solar-powered facility featuring home planning projectors – designed for customers to be able to visualise products for their home – and self-service food ordering, in December 2019. 

Ikea’s third UAE store will be spread across 35,000m2 and will include a 5,000m2 training facility for employees.

In a statement, Ikea said the store would “embrace digital integrations” such as home planning projectors, that would also provide shoppers with information about the range of products available.

Other features at the store will include a self-service kiosk in the restaurant driveway or a self-ordering terminal at a table to access the restaurant menu and order a meal.

As part of its commitment to use only renewable or recycled materials for its products by 2030, solar panels will be installed to allow the store to receive 20% of its power from the renewable energy source.

Commenting on the store's launch, Ikea’s managing director for the UAE, Oman, and Egypt, Vinod Jayan, said: “The opening of the new store is another key milestone on our journey here.

"For many people in the UAE, building a home is one of the key factors to building their life here, so our commitment with our new store is to make that an enjoyable experience for all and more accessible in the significant area of Dubai South.”

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