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Carrefour to open at Al Zahia in Q3 2021
French hypermarket chain Carrefour will open its next hypermarket at Al Zahia – a growing neighbourhood of 3,700 homes in Sharjah.
Carrefour was launched in the region in 1995 by UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in over 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and fully owns the operations in the region. Today, Majid Al Futtaim operates over 320 Carrefour stores in 16 countries, serving more than 750,000 customers daily and employing over 37,000 professionals.
Al Zahia — Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination — said Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, will be the first anchor store to open at the community’s North Hub— a retail destination bringing key stores to the community residents. The store is set to open by the third quarter of 2021, as the construction started in the fourth quarter of 2020.
North Hub will span over 1,000 square metres and to host the Carrefour store with other key retailers. North Hub will be easily accessible to Al Zahia residents. The anchor Carrefour store will comprise a space of 522 square metres and will offer great value deals on everyday essentials, fresh food, electronics, textiles and much more. With additional outlets to be unveiled soon, Al Zahia continues to demonstrate its commitment to Sharjah’s modern urban planning strategy.
Yousuf Kazim, Managing Director Majid Al Futtaim – Communities said “Through this partnership we continue to demonstrate the value that Majid Al Futtaim’s wider ecosystem of expertise brings to the community. As Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination, we strive to provide the families with a true premium experience at their fingertips, through an effortless and rewarding lifestyle at Al Zahia.”
Al Zahia, which is part of a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, is scheduled to be completed by 2023, and will include a total of 3,700 homes. Al Zahia is located off Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and directly on University City Road. To date, 55 per cent of the project has been sold, with 800 families already in residence.
Walid Al Hashimi, Chief Executive Officer at Sharjah Holding said: “The Carrefour store, as part of the wider North Hub destination, demonstrates our commitment to providing as complete a living experience as possible. It is through these value-adds that we can truly create a sense of belonging for our residents. North Hub complements the wider exclusive offerings of Al Zahia, including a Retail Plaza in Uptown Al Zahia with direct connection to the upcoming City Centre Al Zahia. It’s all part of our new vision for Sharjah — to create a place that is built on a mix of traditional values and comfort.”