MUSCAT — Middle Eastern retail major LuLu opened its latest shopping destination — RAK Mall in the emirate of Ras al Khaimah along with its 100th LuLu Hypermarket.
The new shopping mall and the hypermarket of the group was inaugurated by Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al Khaimah, in the presence of Crown Prince Shaikh Mohammed bin Saud al Qassimi, UAE Minister for Higher Education and Technology Shaikh Nahyan bin Mubarak al Nahyan, Shaikh Ali al Hashmi, Religious Adviser to the President of UAE, Chairman of RAK Finance Department and Chairman of RAK Free Trade Zone Shaikh Faisal bin Saqr al Qassimi, Indian Ambassador to the UAE, M K Lokesh, LuLu Group Managing Director Yusuff Ali M A and a number of high-ranking government and police officers, representatives from the local business community and in the presence of a large number of citizens and residents. The Ruler of Ras al Khaimah unveiled a plaque to commemorate on the occasion of the opening of the RAK Mall and also by cutting a cake to mark the grand opening of the latest shopping centre in the emirate.
After the inauguration, the dignitaries toured various sections of the newly built mall and LuLu Hypermarket and congratulated group managing director Yusuff Ali on the successful completion of the mall and also for providing latest family shopping destination to the citizens and residents of the emirate.
RAK Mall is a one million sq ft complex, spread over three levels. The mall is complete with a full line of amenities and facilities which includes best of international brands of luxury and life style, well appointed food court that serves international cuisines, coffee shops, money exchange, dine-in outlets, 22,000 sq ft entertainment zone, 5,000 sq ft Ice Rink that is first of its kind in the city and prayer halls among other facilities. The shopping mall which was built on an investment of Dh 400 million is expected to become the family shopping destination of choice for residents of the emirate.
The 220,000 sq feet hypermarket will showcase a fresh food section comprising fruit, vegetables, dairy products, meat, fish and hot and cold ready-to-eat food, it also has a huge area dedicated to department store items such as electronics, IT products, home appliances, sports, stationery, furnishings and furniture and fashion brands for ladies, gents and kids, and 40-plus cash counters and 1,000-plus parking to ensure hassle-free shopping experience for shoppers.