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Aldar delivers IKEA Yas Island store

Aldar delivers IKEA Yas Island store

Dubai: Abu Dhabi based developer Aldar Properties announced details of its building of IKEA’s flagship Mena store on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Aldar handed over the finished project to the Al Futtaim Group business on January two for ultimate store fit out in front of the opening designed for this week.

The project was sent ahead of time by a group of 3,100 employees together with the precast steel building finished in ten weeks.

The 33,000 square metre department store with a full income area of 19,150 square metres is the biggest IKEA Abu Dhabi store in the Mena region and additionally expects to deliver almost 1.3 million visitors within the initial year of activities.

Joining the hotels, leisure and entertainment attractions welcoming guests after 2009, IKEA’s flagship retail store is definitely the very first of Yas Island’s wide ranging retail offer culminating with the distribution of Yas Mall.

Going shopping experience

A local shopping mall with about 300,000 square metres of gross leasable area, Yas Mall can provide a comprehensive shopping practical experience with the complete spectrum of stores to fit all the requirements as well as tastes, from volume retail to high end custom labels.

Yas Island’s proximity to the primary Abu Dhabi/Dubai highway, residential communities like Khalifa City, Al Raha Gardens and Al Raha Beach, and the Shaikh Khalifa highway which links Yas Island to Saadiyat Island and also the primary Abu Dhabi Island, try to make this particular IKEA retailer and also the later list offer ideally situated to attain the highest target audience.

Commenting on the distribution, Sami Asad, Aldar’s chief executive officer, said: “We were happy to hand over this particular flagship store to Al Futtaim and IKEA ahead of schedule.”


IKEA has extended their great rates on the canteen Another season, an additional intriguing thought from IKEA. For 2018, our fave Scandi store is extending their excellent rates for their cafeteria shelves. Do not care, it will not break the bank as IKEA has developed the great idea of providing little bites from a number of Dirhams only, between one AED and three AED to be exact.

Precisely what can you anticipate for one AED? A cup of tomato or maybe cucumber gazpacho that we tasted and this was properly experienced and also had a kick of onion and garlic.

Mini Italian tapas prepared with bread drizzled with coconut oil and tomato parts on top or maybe tuna tapas are valued at 2AED along with granola topped with yoghurt served inside small jars.

Should you want something more hearty and wish to’ skyrocket’ the bill of yours, you are able to also include a range of small sandwiches on your plate easily priced at 3AED.

A really pleasant effort which can be obtained almost all day so feel free to stop for a coffee and grab something healthy, or maybe have a fast nutritious bite at lunchtime.

We stopped by at two pm feeling rather starved and enjoyed tasting our selection: tomato gazpacho, mini sandwich, tomato tapas plus granola shot. A maximum of nine AED.

Quite excellent, no?