Arabian Centres Company (ACC), the leading contemporary lifestyle destination network in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has announced it will reopen 20 shopping centres in 10 cities from Wednesday, April 29 to May 13 in line with recently announced Government guidelines. Makkah Mall will stay closed while the city remains under a 24-hour curfew.
Arabian Centres is now engaged in a deep clean sterilisation programme of its network ahead of the reopening. Visitors and staff will be required to follow the standard guidelines for wearing masks and gloves to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees.
The shopping centres will open daily from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm to facilitate Ramadan shoppers. All cinemas, entertainment facilities, hairdressers and beauty salons, will remain closed in line with Government directives to ensure public safety. Cafes and restaurants will only provide delivery services from 3 pm to 3 am daily through mobile apps.
Centre staff will take the temperature of all visitors, including store staff and delivery workers with a requirement to keep to proper social distancing measures.
“Arabian Centres thanks the authorities and the Ministry of Health for its excellent and decisive actions that have led to these favourable conditions, which has enabled us to resume business ahead of most countries,” says Olivier Nougarou, CEO of Arabian Centres Company.
“We will ensure the highest standards of health and safety are in place as we continued to make sure the welfare of our customers and staff. We look forward to welcoming back our customers and serving our local communities.”
“As we prepare to welcome our customers back to our shopping centres on Wednesday we do ask that they take note of the health and safety precautions in place to wear a mask and gloves and keep to appropriate social distancing while shopping,” adds Nougarou.
Arabian Centres is the owner, operator and developer of 21 shopping centres in Saudi Arabia in 11 cities. The Company’s lifestyle destinations have more than 4,300 stores, 1,100 retail brands and host more than 109 million visitors.