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Majid Al Futtaim (MAF) Group Shopping Malls

Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls - list of shopping centers owned and operated by MAF Group in Dubai, UAE, and international locations.

  • Majed Al Futtaim Group (MAF) are Dubai based but develop and operate shopping malls in the UAE and Middle East region.
  • MAF also also operate a number of Carrefour hypermarkets in the Middle East through their subsidiary Majd Al Futtaim Retail.
  • Carrefour supermarkets are located in Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, with more planned for Bahrain, Iran, Lebanon, Pakistan, and Syria.
List of Majid Al Futtaim Group Shopping Malls
MAF shopping malls in UAE
Shopping Mall Location Country Opening Date Notes
  Abu Dhabi UAE   JV with Mubadala
Abu Dhabi City Centre Abu Dhabi UAE planned reported 26 March 2012, name not confirmed
Ajman City Centre Ajman UAE    
Deira City Centre Deira UAE 1995  
Mall of the Emirates Al Barsha UAE September 2005  
Mirdiff City Center Mirdif UAE March 2010  
Fujairah City Centre Fujairah UAE 2011 (scheduled) announced January 2009
Sharjah City Centre Sharjah UAE    
MAF shopping malls outside the UAE
Shopping Mall Location Country Opening Date Notes
Bahrain City Centre Manama Bahrain September 2008  
6th of October City shopping mall   Egypt under construction  
Al Maza City Centre   Egypt 2008 (scheduled)  
Al Shourouq City Centre   Egypt   property company
Alexandria City Centre   Egypt    
Cairo City Centre   Egypt    
Cairo Festival Centre Cairo Festival City Egypt 26 Nov 2013 delayed from end 2010, Carrefour 10,700 sq m
Maadi City Centre   Egypt    
Mall of Egypt Cairo Egypt planned Indoor skiing maybe
Nasr City Centre   Egypt planned  
Nozha City Centre   Egypt planned  
Hyperstar hypermarket Tehran Iran August 2009 Not with Carrefour, 9,000 sq meters
    Iran 2012 (planned) Maybe ...
Amman City Mall   Jordan    
Dbayeh Shopping Mall   Lebanon    
Beirut City Center Beirut Lebanon 2013 November 2009 news³
Mall of Oman Muscat Oman Q4 2017 Announced 22 Dec 2013
Muscat City Centre Muscat Oman October 2001  
Qurum City Centre Muscat Oman October 2008  
Qatar Entertainment City Doha Qatar planned see note (1) below table
Jeddah Riviera Mall   Saudi Arabia 2010 (scheduled) Al Ghazzawi Group JV, announced July 2007
  Riyadh Saudi Arabia planned? reported 26 March 2012
  Cairo Festival City II² Egypt   Tentative, in New Cairo area
    Saudi Arabia planned November 2009 news³
  Damascus Syria 2012 (planned) Part of MAF Khams Shamat mixed used development?
  Damascus Syria planned November 2009 news³
    Yemen planned  
  1. Qatar Entertainment City is a joint venture with Abu Dhabi Investment House (ADIH) to develop a shopping, hotel and office complex in the "Downtown Precinct" of Doha. Announced 18 November 2008
  2. A Reuters report 14 October 2009 said Al Futtaim Group is looking for a second site in New Cairo to develop another Cairo Festival City.
  3. Bloomberg report 03 November 2009 gave tentative details of planned shopping malls including a second one in Damascus.
MAF Properties facts and figures (02 May 2010 press release)
  • MAF Properties operates 10 shopping malls in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
  • Total Gross Leasable Area (GLA) of 800,000 square meters. Expected to increase to over 1.3 million sq m by 2014 with the opening of 4 new malls. Which is about the same as the size of The Dubai Mall. Actually that's an unfair comparison - Dubai Mall GLA is about 350,000 sq m, while total area is 1.1 million sq m.
  • Total customer traffic in MAF shopping malls was 120 million visitors in 2009.
MAF shopping mall expansion
  • 05 Apr 2012 - Gulf News reported the CEO of MAF Properties, Peter Walichnowski, as saying "Our strategy is to double the size of our current portfolio of 11 malls to add between 10 to 12 more malls in the next five years," after the opening of the new Fujairah City Centre.
  • 02 May 2010 (PR) - Majid Al Futtaim Properties plans to invest AED 12.8 billion ($3.5 billion) in developing 4 new shopping malls in Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, and UAE by 2014 or 2015.
  • 17 Mar 2010 - Al Bayan newspaper reported that MAF Properties plan to open 10 new shopping malls in the Middle East region. Location details unknown.
  • 05 Oct 2009 (Reuters) - MAF shopping mall construction and/or Carrefour hypermarkets planned for Iran, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen. About 8-10 projects possibly by 2014.
MAF new shopping mall developments and expansion projects
Beirut City Center, Lebanon
  • Beirut City Center shopping mall in Lebanon - construction started September 2009, completion expected Q1 2013. Development cost $300 million. Location is on the Beirut - Damascus road in the Hazmieh district. Facilities include 200 stores on 3 levels, 40 restaurants cafes and other food outlets, a rooftop dining area, a VOX cinema complex, Magic Planet children and family entertainment center, the first Carrefour hypermarket in Lebanon (area 13,000 sq m) (05 March 2012 news reports).
  • About 200 shops on 3 levels. Stores and brands include Centrepoint department store (Babyshop, Lifestyle, Shoe Mart, Splash), H&M, Jack Wills (UK), Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids. Other facilities include restaurants, cafes, food court, roof-top dining area, Magic Planet entertainment zone, VOX Cinemas film theatre complex.
  • Opening date expected to be early 2013.
  • Location on the Damascus-Beirut Road in the Hazmieh district.
Cairo Festival City Mall, Egypt
  • Area 168,000 sq meters with 300 shops including the first IKEA furniture store in Egypt, Marks & Spencer, Carrefour hypermarket (area 10,755 sq m).
  • Opening date Tue 26 Nov 2013 (various opening dates planned or reported from early 2012 to 2015).
  • Part of the Cairo Festival City development (area 3 million sq m), similar to Dubai Festival City. Project includes a gated community with villas and apartments, office buildings, hotels, the American International School new campus, car showrooms for Honda and Toyota.
MAF Khams Shamat shopping mall, Syria
  • Khams Shamat in Syria is a US$1 billion (AED 3.7 bn) mixed use tourism mega-project in the Sabboura/Yafour area on the Damascus-Beirut highway.
    • Facilities will include hotels, office space, schools, medical facilities, public parks, art galleries, and amphitheatre, shopping mall, and a town square with outdoor shopping, restaurants, and cafes.
    • Total area about 1 million sq meters (not clear if that is for just phase I or the whole project). Phase one construction dates from September 2010 to 2014 (press release 07 September 2010).
    • Shopping mall GLA about 200,000 sq m with 400 shops including a Carrefour hypermarket, 100 restaurants, cinema screen complex with 20 screens, children's play area, 5-star hotel connected to the shopping mall (media reports 16 October 2010).
  • MAF Properties plans a shopping mall, hotel, and office project in Syria. Construction cost AED 3 billion (US$817m), land area 1 million sq meters (Reuters 16 March 2010 - based on comments from MAF CEO Peter Waclichnowski). Same report also said that MAF is in talks to develop shopping malls in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, and plans to add 14 new projects by 2015 in Egypt, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen.
Mall of Oman, Muscat, Oman
  • 22 Dec 2013 - new mall in Oman announced by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF). Development cost estimated at OR180m ($467 million), land area 157,000 sq m, located in Muscat. Facilities include 350 shops, a Carrefour supermarket, cinema and family entertainment complex. MAF says it will be the largest in Oman. Completion date expected by end of 2017.
Majid Al Futtaim Group personnel
  • CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Properties - Peter Walichnowski (press release 02 May 2010).
Last update Friday 27-Dec-2013. Page development 4L 5C.
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