Meraas Brings La Dolce Vita to Dubai with Opening of The Outlet Village
• Dubai’s first upscale outlet mall opens its doors
• Luxury brands including Fendi, Valentino, Givenchy, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Tory Burch, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo and many more
• Tuscan-inspired experience enhances Dubai’s fashion landscape with more than 125 retail brands, including Armani, Lanvin, Coach, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Herrera, Ermenegildo Zegna and Hugo Boss
Meraas, the Dubai-based holding company behind innovative destinations CITY WALK, THE BEACH, BOXPARK and Last Exit, has announced the opening of The Outlet Village, a picturesque retail enclave offering visitors a unique shopping experience. Housing three department stores, family attractions, international dining and over 125 brands such as Galeries Lafayette, DKNY, Dunhill, Guiseppe Zanotti and many more, The Outlet Village is the ideal destination to acquire iconic brands at exceptional prices.
Located in Jebel Ali, and within easy reach of the centres of both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, The Outlet Village adds another dimension to Dubai’s rich retail landscape and is expecting to welcome 30 million visitors annually.
Phase one spanning 1.5 million square feet with additional phases expected to create another 3 million square feet housing over 400 brands under one roof. The Outlet Village’s iconic layout takes inspiration from San Gimignano in Italy. This spectacular Tuscan hilltop town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for its authentic craftsmanship, timeless style and cultured approach.
Brands receiving shoppers at The Outlet Village cover luxury and contemporary fashion, sportswear, furniture and household items. Opening just in time for the UAE’s peak travel season, fashion devotees will find Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Diesel and BCBGMAXAZRIA alongside multi-brand stores Priceless and Etoile hosting luxury brands including Fendi, Tom Ford, Jimmy Choo, Valentino, Tory Burch, Givenchy, Dolce & Gabbana and Kenzo.
Whilst décor aficionados can find premium designer furniture at Aati and Villeroy & Boch. Furthermore, The Outlet Village has given labels such as Galeries Lafayette, M Missoni, BEBE and Roberto Cavalli the opportunity to open their first outlet concepts in the region.
His Excellency Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman, Meraas said: “The Outlet Village is part of Meraas’ commitment to build on the Dubai Fashion 2020 strategy, helping to diversify the fabric of the city’s retail infrastructure and bolster Dubai’s position as an evolving fashion capital of the world. The retail mix of prestigious fashion and consumer brands within The Outlet Village is perfectly matched to the tastes of sophisticated UAE residents and visitors, and we are excited to welcome customers to this unique shopping experience.”
Paying homage to San Gimignano’s Gothic and Tuscan architecture through mismatched stonework and a myriad of sophisticated details including several fountains and a delightful stone wishing well, shoppers can enjoy the feeling of being transported straight to the heart of Italy, home to some of the world’s most famous fashion labels, while availing some of the best value deals in the region. For visitors looking to take a breath after perusing a selection of fabulous stores, the destination’s elegant piazzas boasts a variety of eateries, including PF Changs, Operation Falafel, Tashas, Godiva and The Brass.
The Outlet Village will offer over 2,000 parking spaces, available for the convenience of customers, along with a valet service. Complimentary luxury coaches will be transporting visitors to and from popular hotels and tourist destinations in Dubai, including THE BEACH.
For further details, visit: www.theoutletvillage.ae or see below for our full directory of stores opening in September and confirmed openings for 2016.
Opening hours: Sunday to Wednesday:10am to 10pm l Thursday to Saturday: 10am to Midnight.
The Outlet Village:
The Outlet Village is an indoor retail destination developed by Meraas that offers a value shopping experience in a distinctive and stunning environment. The architecture is inspired by the picturesque medieval Italian hill town of San Gimignano located in Tuscany. Bringing together a striking design inspired by a rich past with an innovative approach to construction, The Outlet Village harmonises architectural history with contemporary lifestyle and invites visitors to explore the contrast between old and new. Located adjacent to Dubai Parks and Resorts and within easy reach of Dubai and Abu Dhabi as well as Al Maktoum International Airport, The Outlet Village is set to emerge as an iconic and must-visit shopping destination for visitors and residents.
Meraas is a Dubai-based holding company with operations and assets in the UAE. The company has established itself as a key innovator in the UAE and follows a clear mandate to strengthen Dubai’s global position. Through its portfolio of refreshingly innovative landmark concepts, Meraas aims to redefine industries across multiple sectors. Meraas has also forged collaborative relationships with key partners who will add value to its offering. The company has launched several projects in the property, hospitality, retail, leisure and entertainment, food and beverages, healthcare, residential and technology sectors.
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Stores opening in early September 2016:
Al Jaber Optical
All Day Advantage
Kiwi St Tropez
Mamas & Pappas
Villeroy & Boch
Stores opening later in the year:
- Grand Saray
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