Al Khail Avenue to have Waitrose as anchor tenant

RetailME Bureau

Dubai-based Nakheel confirmed British supermarket chain Waitrose as the first anchor tenant at Al Khail Avenue, its new regional mall to be constructed at Dubai’s Jumeirah Village Triangle. Waitrose will occupy 35,000 sqft in the mall.

Located alongside Dubai’s Al Khail Road, the mall will have 1.5 million sqft of available retail, dining and entertainment space. It will feature 350 shops including Waitrose, department stores and speciality outlets, a multi-screen cinema, entertainment zone and a diverse range of cafes and restaurants including al fresco dining. There will also be a five-level car park for more than 4,400 vehicles.

Al Khail Avenue is being leased through a bidding process, under which retailers are invited to send proposals to Nakheel by Thursday, January 29. Nakheel expects to issue a construction tender by the end of March, with project completion anticipated in 2018.