Dubai: The expanded City Centre Sharjah has opened its doors and now features the emirate’s first 12-screen VOX Cinemas. The combined investments totalled Dh260 million, according to the owner, Majid Al Futtaim. The City Centre Sharjah expansion, with a gross leasable area of 51,428 square meters, houses 23 new lifestyle and home décor brands.

It follows the Group’s other recent investments in the northern emirates, which includes the My City Centre Al Dhait in Ras Al Khaimah and an ongoing expansion of City Centre Ajman.

“The revitalised City Centre Sharjah is a result of valuable feedback from long-standing customers who seek trendy international brands, exciting F&B concepts that appease a plethora of tastes and a destination where they can spend hours with their loved ones enjoying the wide variety of entertainment options,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Managing Director for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Shopping Malls (UAE, Bahrain & Oman).

“We are constantly working towards reimagining the retail and leisure landscape to meet the evolving demands of our discerning shoppers and retain our position as their preferred shopping destination in Sharjah.”

It also forms part of the announcement made in June 2016 to increase the Group’s total investments in the UAE by Dh30 billion by 2026 and taking its total investment in the country to Dh48 billion.