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Sharjah Holding opens $15.2m mall extension


Sharjah Holding, a partnership between Majid Al Futtaim-Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, has inaugurated the Dh56-million ($15.2 million) extension of Matajer Al Juraina, with 16 new brands and restaurants.

This increases the community mall’s size by a third.

Matajer Al Juraina’s enhancement project has increased the size of the mall from 6,000 to 9,000 sq m, with number of stores growing from 35 to 51, and the car park now featuring 281 spaces for visitors.

“Majid Al Futtaim is changing the face of community malls by bringing well-loved brands and dining concepts closer to residents of fast-growing neighbourhoods such as Sharjah’s university area,” said Ghaith Shocair, chief executive officer, Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.

“The expansion and upgrade of Matajer Al Juraina highlights our focus on serving the everyday needs of surrounding areas by broadening the range of dining and retail options on offer, making our parking more accessible, and enhancing the overall community mall experience.  Majid Al Futtaim’s focus on the Matajer brand in Sharjah also reaffirms our commitment to increasing our total investment in the UAE by Dh30 billion by 2026.”

Brands such as light-hearted gift and stationery brand Typo are making their Sharjah debut with a new store at Matajer Al Juraina. Visitors, including students studying nearby, can shop for trendy apparel at Max and Annabelle outlets.

The mall’s contemporary design boasts a shaded pergola for outdoor dining, set in the verdant surroundings of Sharjah’s university neighbourhood. Matajer Al Juraina has also widened its day-to-day service offerings with the opening of currency bureau UAE Exchange and Life Pharmacy. – TradeArabia News Service

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