Al Jimi Mall Image Credit: Aldar website

Abu Dhabi: Aldar Properties on Wednesday announced the official opening of Al Jimi Mall, after a major expansion, which gives the Abu Dhabi-based developer a Dh1 bilion asset in Al Ain.

More than 100 new brands and F&B outlets have been added, bringing the total store count at the mall to over 200 shops.

Extra car parking spaces have also been created to make it easier for customers to access the mall.

“Reflecting Aldar’s commitment to serving the needs of the local community, Al Jimi Mall will appeal to Al Ain’s evolving shopper experience and be the go-to destination in the city,” said Jassem Saleh Busaibe, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Investments in a statement.

“Given Al Ain’s significant population and vibrant business landscape, the city has become a key expansion market for Aldar’s diverse retail portfolio, and the successful delivery of Al Jimi Mall’s extension further demonstrates Aldar’s commitment to deliver desirable destinations.”

Located in the heart of Al Ain, Al Jimi Mall has a number of retail options including Al Ain’s first outdoor ‘Retail Park’, new fashion and furniture stores, nine new F&B outlets at the Retail Park, and Al Ain’s first eight-screen Vox Cinemas.

The complex also features one MAX cinema with a mega-screen, a KIDS cinema and four regular VOX Cinemas’ screens. Over 200 retail outlets are now operating at the mall, featuring Danube Home, United Furniture outlet, the largest Home Centre in Al Ain, Al Jarir Book Store, and its first Muji store.

Al Jimi Mall is part of Aldar Investments, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aldar that was established last year.