Al-Futtaim ACE opens first store in the Northern Emirates

Sunday 21 October 2018
Ras Al Khaimah - MENA Herald:

Home improvement and lifestyle store Al-Futtaim ACE, has opened its first store in the Northern Emirates in Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah.

The move marks the first Al-Futtaim ACE store in the Northern Emirates and is a notable addition to the US$100 million expanded and upgraded mall, Ras Al Khaimah’s largest and most popular shopping and entertainment centre.

With this opening Al-Futtaim ACE now has nine stores in the UAE: four in Dubai, three in Abu Dhabi, one in Al Ain and the latest in Ras Al Khaimah.

The new 21,230 sq.ft, store, offers a wide range of products including outdoor living, gardening, homeware, paint and décor, DIY and automotive products. Additionally, the store will also feature a wide range of services including paint mixing, key cutting, home delivery and installation.

“We’re extremely pleased to be opening our first store in Ras Al Khaimah and our ninth in the UAE,” said Wayne Cohen, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ACE. “This is an exciting and strategic move that brings ACE closer to customers in the Northern Emirates and will provide them with competitively priced good quality home improvement and DIY products under one roof.”

As part of its opening offers, customers will find exciting deals across all product categories from leading brands such as ACE, Black & Decker, Karcher, Aftron, Gardena and Homeworks amongst others.

The mall, developed by Al Hamra, once fully completed, will increase in Gross Leasable Area (GLA) from just over 300,000sqft to nearly 600,000sqft, adding an additional 80 retail and F&B destinations.

Fashion brands that have already taken the opportunity to utilise the facilities in the mall expansion include Superdry; Adidas, Feathers, Bait Al Kandura, Annabelle, Antonio and Diva, Lals Group’s Homes r US, Carter’s & Daiso Japan, and Landmark Group with brands including Koton, Caprisa, Ecco, Steve Madden and Pablosky in addition to Landmark Leisure’s indoor adventure park, Tridom; and now Al-Futtaim ACE.

Commenting on ACE’s forthcoming opening, Benoy Kurien, CEO of Al Hamra, said: “The introduction of a home improvement and lifestyle store has added further depth to the customer offering. Attracting a successful international retail brand such as ACE speaks volumes for the reputation of Manar Mall and underscores Ras Al Khaimah’s positions as the retail and hospitality hub of the Northern Emirates.”

“Since announcing the expansion plans for Manar Mall we have witnessed a significant uptick in interest from potential tenants, fully justifying our decision to expand our retail offering.”

Located close to RAK city centre, Manar Mall is developed and managed by Al Hamra. The mall is already home to renowned brands such as Carrefour, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Sephora, Next, Mothercare, Boots Pharmacy, Bath & Body Works, Chili’s, McDonald’s and KFC, together with some of the UAE’s most iconic homegrown retail brands, including Paris Gallery, Sun & Sand Sport, Damas and E-Max as well as a seven-screen NOVO cinema.

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