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26 April 2012
Lulu opens its largest hypermarket in the emirate; store count reaches 100
Ras al Khaimah: Middle Eastern retail major LULU opened its latest shopping destination- RAK Mall in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah along with its 100th LuLu Hypermarket. The new shopping mall and the hypermarket of the group was inaugurated by H.H. Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of RAK in the presence of Crown Prince of RAK, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Minister for Higher Education and Technology, Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Sheikh Ali Al Hashmi, Religious advisor to the President of UAE, Chairman of RAK Finance Department and Chairman of RAK Free Trade Zone, Sheikh Faisal Bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Indian Ambassador to UAE, MK Lokesh, Lulu Group Managing Director Yusuff Ali MA and a number of other high ranking government and police officers, representatives from the local business community and a large number of citizens and residents. The ruler of RAK unveiled a plaque to commemorate the opening of RAK Mall and also cut a cake to mark the grand opening of the latest shopping center in the emirate.
After the inauguration, Sheikh Saud Al Qassimi, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Saud Al Qassimi and Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan toured various sections of the newly built mall and LuLu hypermarket and congratulated the group Managing Director, Yusuff Ali MA on the successful completion of the mall and also for providing a great family shopping destination to the residents of the emirate.
RAK Mall is a one million sq. ft complex, spread over three levels. The mall is complete with a full line of amenities and facilities which include the best international brands of luxury and lifestyle, a well appointed food court that serves international cuisines, coffee shops, money exchange, dine-in outlets, an entertainment zone spread over an area of 22000 sq. ft, a 5000 sq. ft Ice Rink that is the first of its kind in the city, and prayer halls among other facilities. The shopping mall into which Dh. 400 million were invested, is expected to become the favourite shopping destination of the residents of the emirate.
The 220,000 sq. feet hypermarket will showcase a fresh food section comprising fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat, fish, and hot and cold ready-to-eat food. It also has a huge area dedicated to department store items such as electronics, IT products, home appliances, sports, stationery, furnishings and furniture and fashion brands for ladies, gents and kids, and 40 plus cash counters and parking facility for over 1000 vehicles, to ensure a hassle-free shopping experience.
In addition, and in true tradition of Lulu stores across the Gulf, the new LuLu Hypermarket will feature the widest choice of world class brands at the fairest prices and also offer a good selection of brands and product lines. Lulu’s winning formula of value for money shopping will be a matter of delight for the residents of RAK who will cherish the pleasurable shopping experience and the economy it offers. Lulu Hypermarket and Homes R Us will be the anchor stores. The new mall is expected to become a major player in the emirates’ retail sector.
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