LEBANON. Beirut City Centre, a new shopping mall being developed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties will be a desirable lifestyle destination, with its integrated offer of unique retail and leisure pursuits. Embodying the ‘City Centre’ lifestyle brand which has been successfully introduced across the region, Beirut City Centre will be a place for residents to conveniently shop, socialise and be entertained.
Beirut City Centre will feature 200 stores spread across three levels, presenting a retail mix tailored to the surrounding residential areas making up Great Beirut.
An estimated 25% of brands will be unique to the market, making the overall collection of stores distinct from any other shopping experience in the area.
The retail offer will feature heavily with fashion and lifestyle-oriented brands such as H&M, UK-retailer Jack Wills and destination stores Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and Centrepoint featuring Splash, Shoe Mart, Lifestyle and Babyshop. Overall, there will be approximately 80 stores dedicated solely to fashion featuring high street brands, shoes, accessories and children’s wear in addition to a broad offer of shopping options across beauty and cosmetics, jewellery and service-oriented stores providing residents with convenience of choice.
Catering to the city’s popular dining culture, Beirut City Centre will offer an international choice of over 40 restaurants, cafes and specialty stores, including a 16-outlet food court. A distinctive feature in this category will be the mall’s open-air, rooftop restaurant area which will have 12 international and local restaurants and cafes, making it a unique year-round lifestyle destination suited to Beirut’s Mediterranean climate. The mall’s entertainment and leisure precinct will be anchored by a Magic Planet family attraction and a state-of-the-art multi-screen VOX Cinemas.
“Beirut City Centre will cater to the leisure-oriented lifestyles of residents,” said Waddah El Solh, Country Head – Levant for Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “The retail mix is designed to meet the daily, practical needs of the community however our vision is to offer an enhanced shopping and leisure experience. Through its collection of new and diverse brands, a dedicated entertainment precinct and unique year-round dining experience, Beirut City Centre will be a compelling must-visit destination when it opens next year.”
Beirut City Centre is located in Beirut’s Hazmieh district and is conveniently situated on the Damascus-Beirut Road, making it accessible from Great Beirut’s major neighbourhoods. The mall is set to open in early 2013.
About Majid Al Futtaim Properties
Majid Al Futtaim Properties is the leading developer of shopping malls together with hotels and mixed-use community projects in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Majid Al Futtaim Properties has changed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment across the region with eleven world-class malls operating in the UAE, Bahrain, Oman and Egypt and two currently in development in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon.
In April 2012, Majid Al Futtaim Properties opened its sixth strategic mall in the UAE with Fujairah City Centre. Majid Al Futtaim Properties has earned numerous accolades and awards from international organisations that have recognised its leadership and the quality of its properties. The Company’s shopping malls continue to witness a steady increase in footfall with more than 140 million visitors in 2011.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties has four flagship shopping malls; three in Dubai and one in Bahrain.
Deira City Centre pioneered the concept of shopping and entertainment in the region. It has over 370 stores with an extensive array of mid-market popular brands, including leisure and entertainment facilities and over 50 restaurants and cafes.
Mall of the Emirates is a world-class shopping mall, housing over 520 international retail brands including 80 luxury stores and a unique range of leisure attractions, anchored by the world-renowned Ski Dubai.
Mirdif City Centre, the latest regional shopping mall in the UAE by Majid Al Futtaim Properties, is home to 430 stores offering the best mix of retail, superior leisure and entertainment concepts that include iFLY Dubai - indoor skydiving centre and VOX Cinemas and a host of delicious fine dining outlets.
Bahrain City Centre is the largest shopping, leisure and entertainment complex in Bahrain with 340 international brands including 60 dining options, and features Wahooo!, the region’s first region’s first indoor-outdoor waterpark.