The opening of the new Al Ain Mall will bring international-quality shopping experience as well as turn the retail spotlight on the garden city. Shaikh Sultan Bin Tahnoun Al Nahyan, Undersecretary of the Court of the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region, inaugurated the upscale mall. Several anchor stores such as Spinneys, Paris Gallery, Grand Stores, Salam Studios, Mother Care, Baby Shop and many others will provide shoppers a wider choice and brands, said a spokesman of the mall. Many more local and international retailers are set to make a beeline to Al Ain with the opening of this new mall, he added. Developed and built by the Abu Dhabi-based Al Hamed Enterprises, the Al Ain Mall has a 3,700-square-metre family entertainment centre.
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