Inside the distribution center territory at the new Ikea, in Festival Plaza shopping center, Jebel Ali, Dubai, during a see visit on Tuesday, November 26, in front of the store’s December 2019 opening. Chris Whiteoak/The National
A fresh out of the plastic new Ikea is set to open its entryways in the UAE in mid-December, situated at the soon-to-open Festival Plaza shopping center in Jebel Ali. Wednesday, December 18 has been indicated as a potential opening date.
The 35,000-square-meter store is the greatest in the UAE, complete with a distribution center, advertise lobby, children’s territory, bistro, eatery and bread shop, just as a nourishment store inside. The cited square meters likewise incorporates a staff preparing focus and back-of-house offices.
Navigate the exhibition above to see inside the soon-to-open store.
Stock is now inside, with show rooms set up, just as a bustling self-serve showroom. Regardless of the detailed mid-December opening, there is no Christmas stock on the racks.
New to this store locally will be the Ikea pastry shop, which will prepare new produce hourly, both for clients to purchase and to be utilized in the open Ikea eatery upstairs. There will likewise be an Ikea bistro, which has direct access from the shopping center.
In the core of the store are the Swedish stairs, which are additionally new to this area. They have wooden seating and mingling zones, just as steps to get to the shop’s upper level.
The new Ikea will gladly be home to the world’s tallest Ikea Navigation Tower, the recognizable insignia of the stores. The pinnacle will remains at 70 meters tall.
Since June 2019, the Swedish furniture monster’s trademark blue structure has been entirely noticeable from Sheik Zayed Road. It will be a helpful stop for occupants on the Dubai Marina, JLT and Springs, Lakes and Meadows part of town.
Where is Dubai’s new Ikea?
You can locate the new shopping center at Wasl Gate, another local location in Jebel Ali:
An attention on reasonableness
For the new store, and brand overall, it appears that reasonableness is the center going ahead.
“Our costs are low so that however many individuals as could reasonably be expected can purchase, that is our center quality,” Ikea’s UAE and Oman overseeing chief, Vinod Jayan said during a see voyage through the store on Tuesday, November 26.
“Truth be told, they are less expensive than there were in the UAE 10 years prior and we intend to turn out to be considerably increasingly moderate later on.”
Jayan included that a Sharjah store is relied upon to be reported in 2020 and an Oman Ikea is set to open in 2021. There is as of now an Ikea at Dubai’s Festival City Mall, and at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi.
All that you have to think about Festival Plaza
This late spring, it was reported that Festival Plaza was set to open in December 2019. Ikea will open to clients in accordance with the shopping center’s great opening.
The shopping center will house 120 stores; just as the Ikea, you’ll likewise locate an Ace Hardware and Lulu Hypermarket there.
Kindness Festival Plaza
A rendering of the passageway to the new Jebel Ali shopping center. Civility Festival Plaza
On the 120 shops, there will likewise be a 500-seat nourishment court with in excess of 40 nourishment and drink choices, a children’s club and 2,310 parking spots all spread across 64,800 square meters.
Of the task, Timothy Earnest, bunch executive of Al-Futtaim Malls, stated: “Celebration Plaza is worked around its clients’ needs, which were recognized through broad research. Along these lines, this genuinely is a shopping center that straightforwardly addresses client request”.
The shopping center as of now has a site, situated here, which features its convenient area off Sheik Zayed Road and in the new local location.