Set to open in August 2020, Line Investments & Property LLC – the shopping mall development and management arm of the Abu Dhabi-based Lulu Group International – has announced Forsan Central Mall. It is an all-in-one shopping, dining and entertainment destination designed around the concept of a bamboo forest with a restful ‘garden in the city’ ambience. The mall is located strategically in central area of Khalifa city.
“Forsan Central Mall’s strategic location in the heart of Khalifa city , nature inspired ambience, extensive retail offering, unique dining concepts, iconic experiences at the family entertainment centre and the state-of-the-art cinema will keep residents and visitors engaged and entertained all year round and offer every convenience at the doorstep,” said Wajeb Al Khoury, director of Line Investments and Property LLC.
Forsan Central Mall will house a state-of-the-art Lulu Hypermarket with a brand-new design concept, trendy fashion retailers, electronics shops, bookstores, school supplies, home decor stores as well as retailers for perfumes, cosmetics and personal care in a three level one stop destination mall. A nine-screen cinema offers cinemagoers the ultimate movie experience in state-of-the-art theatres or have the option to enjoy an interactive family entertainment centre.
There will be cafés and a wide choice of diverse global cuisines and specialties including Indian, Arabic, gourmet burgers, vegan, seafood, popular brands and themed restaurants, juice bars, gourmet food vendors and ice cream outlets. The experiential dining options in the highly atmospheric indoor garden will in itself be calming and relaxing. On the first floor, a number of international restaurants and quick service restaurants cater to those regular to the mall and crave variety.
Services at Forsan Central Mall include banks and financial services, beauty salons and spa, telecommunications services, laundry services and tailors. The mall has 1,258 parking spaces across two levels.
Forsan Central Mall is 65% completed and is scheduled for handover to tenants for fit out in January 2020. With a GLA of 464,075 sqft, there will be 89 retail stores, 22 F&B outlets and an entertainment area spanning 33615 sqft.
The nature inspired Forsan Central Mall will soon be a second home to nearly 30,000 families in the primary and secondary catchment area within the residential neighbourhoods of Al Raha Gardens, the gated communities of Rayyana, Golf Gardens and Sas Al Nakhl Village, among others, and the Emirati community of Al Watani and Masdar.
Words by Katie Streten Experiential Strategy Director, VMLY&R COMMERCE Throughout the last year,June 13, 2021 | By Shruthi Nair
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