Cityland Mall wins the ‘most anticipated opening of 2018’ award
Dubai, UAE (June 5, 2018): Cityland Mall, the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination, recently celebrated a major win at the 13th edition of Global RLI (Retail and Leisure International) Awards at the Natural History Museum in London, United Kingdom. Cityland Mall, located beside Global Village, was recognized as the ‘Most Anticipated Opening of 2018’, underpinning the company’s efforts to introduce a distinguished project in the real estate and retail landscape.
The Global RLI Awards honors the most visionary and dynamic retail and leisure concepts from across the globe, paying tribute to those companies that continue to push the boundaries. Evaluated by an eminent panel of industry experts, the award recognises Cityland Mall as the most anticipated and promising project of the year that will bring innovative features and customer satisfaction while achieving remarkable overall business performance. Widely acknowledged to be the most prominent awards within the industry, on a global scale, the accolade gives retail owners, developers, and related management the opportunity to network and showcase their projects to a global audience.
The annual awards program recognized winners across 17 categories. The competition received project submissions from the main players of the shopping center market, as well as developers, management companies, architects, designers and retailers from around the world.
According to Fahimuddin Sharfuddin, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Cityland Group, “We are extremely delighted and grateful to be recognized on the world-stage of Global RLI Awards 2018 for outstanding achievements in the design, development and concept of the property in terms of vision, innovation and creativity. We are honored to receive such recognition much in advance during the development phase of the project.. This award is testament to Cityland Mall’s unwavering commitment to present an eclectic mix of retail and entertainment experience and our willingness to challenge the retail projects landscape and be the first to introduce this distinctive proposition to the world’s retail space. The mall’s striking architecture, central park accompanied by entertainment and premium brands make the project truly spectacular. In addition, its green space, water-park, amphitheater and other attractions mark it as a truly unique shopping and leisure destination and we are very proud to have set new standards for the retail sector across the globe”.
“Introduced last year as an invitation only vote to RLI’s global audience, the ‘RLI Most Anticipated Opening 2018’ award was included in the main line-up of awards for the first time. The Judges felt that Cityland Mall will bring a unique and innovative concept to Dubai on opening with its themed courts and impressive Central park concept increasing creativity and modernism to the local community that are eagerly awaiting the cutting edge development.”, said Jayne Rafter, Joint Managing Director and Publisher, Retail & Leisure International.
Cityland Mall which will be the world’s first ‘nature-inspired’ shopping destination remains on track for opening in Q4 2018 with construction of the mall continuing at a consistent pace. In terms of construction, over 60 per cent of the project has been completed. In parallel, the leasing of the mall has also made considerable progress, with over 50 per cent of retail spaces having been leased or committed.