Lulu Group, the Middle East retail major, inaugurated its latest shopping destination, the RAK Mall, in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah in UAE, and opened its 100th outlet as an anchor store to the mall.
The Group’s newest shopping mall and retail outlet was inaugurated by H.H. Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, 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, Religious advisor to the President of UAE, Sheikh Ali Al Hashmi, Chairman of RAK Finance Department and Chairman of RAK Free Trade Zone Sheikh Faisal bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Indian Ambassador to UAE, H.E. MK Lokesh, Lulu Group Managing Director Yusuff Ali MA and number of high ranking government and police officials, 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 the RAK Mall and cut a ceremonial cake to mark the grand opening of the latest shopping center in the emirate.
After the inauguration, Sheikh Saud Al Qasimi, Shaikh Mohamed bin Saud Al Qasimi and Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan toured various sections of the newly built mall and Lulu hypermarket and congratulated group managing director Yusuff Ali MA on the successful completion of the mall and also for providing the latest family shopping destination to the citizens and 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 includes best of international brands in luxury and life style, well-appointed food court that serves international cuisines, coffee shops, money exchange, dine-in outlets, 22,000 sq. ft entertainment zone, 5,000 sq. ft Ice Rink, a first of its kind in the city and prayer halls among other facilities. The shopping mall which was built on an investment of Dh. 400 million is expected to become the family shopping destination of choice for 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 1000 plus parking to ensure hassle- free shopping experience for shoppers.
In addition, and in true tradition of Lulu stores across the Gulf, the new hypermarket will feature the widest choice of world class brands at the fairest prices and also offer a whole world of shopping with a good selection of brands and product lines under one roof. Lulu's winning formula of value for money, quality 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 anchor stores and is expected to become a major player in emirates’ retail sector.
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