Manama, Bahrain: Eagle Hills Diyar, the pioneer behind the iconic Marassi Al Bahrain development, announced that it has signed an agreement with Majid Al Futtaim – the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia – to open a Carrefour hypermarket at the upcoming beachfront world-class mall, Marassi Galleria. The hypermarket is set to be the first of its kind concept to be launched in Bahrain. The signing took place at the Marassi Al Bahrain sales centre on 15 December 2020 between Managing Director of Eagle Hills Diyar, Dr. Maher Al Shaer and Jerome Akel, Country Manager of Carrefour Bahrain at Majid Al Futtaim Retail.

Set to open in 2021, Carrefour’s newest store in Bahrain will be a 3,000 square meter hypermarket designed to provide an exceptional customer experience and journey to those visiting it at Marassi Galleria Mall.

The highly anticipated Marassi Galleria, expected to be complete by 2021, is set to provide a new benchmark for retail experiences in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The mall will offer unparalleled shopping, dining and entertainment experiences and will house many first-time retailers in the Kingdom. Marassi Galleria will be hosting an array of entertainment and leisure attractions, such as a 2,400 sqm aquarium and underwater zoo, a trampoline park, themed rides and games, family entertainment centers, a waterfront dining promenade, a scenic rooftop featuring outdoor activities with panoramic views of the beach, in addition to a multi-screen cinema by CINECO, making the mall a prime destination for families and visitors of all ages to enjoy and embrace the experience.  

Commenting on the signing, Ms. Low Ping, Chief Executive Officer of Eagle Hills, said: “Signing with Majid Al Futtaim goes hand in hand with our vision of developing integrated communities within the Marassi Al Bahrain development. Our vision for Marassi Galleria Mall is to provide residents and visitors alike with a variety of options to meet their ever-changing needs, and Carrefour will play an integral part in shaping that experience. We will continue to strive towards providing the best services, ensuring that our residents and visitors benefit from the diverse experiences at hand.”

Dr. Maher Al Shaer, Managing Director of Eagle Hills Diyar, stated: “This partnership with Majid Al Futtaim aligns with our mission and vision to become a global provider of quality lifestyle and living solutions by providing sustainable growth along with smart innovation, and high-quality products and services. We envision Marassi Galleria to be a leading shopping and entertainment destination in the Kingdom with leisure, entertainment and family fun, and Carrefour is an integral part of this vision.” 

Jerome Akel, Country Manager of Carrefour Bahrain at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said “Our focus has always been on delivering exceptional value and customer experience, and Carrefour at Marassi Al Bahrain will do just that with a mouthwatering selection of food options. Customers will find food selections that reflect the diversity of Middle Eastern palates, a wide range of dining concepts, in-store hydroponic farming, and organic products, alongside much-loved features like our bakeries and butcheries.”

“We’ve also applied the very latest in retail technology and modern and upscale fixtures to create an effortless and enjoyable shopping experience, with special attention paid to reducing our carbon footprint. That’s a crucial part of the Majid Al Futtaim objective to be net positive by 2040,” he added.

Those who wish to experience life at Marassi Al Bahrain are welcome to view the projects on offer by contacting the Call Centre on +973 7789 0020, registering their interest on, or directly visiting the Marassi Al Bahrain Sales Centre Saturdays to Thursdays from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm.

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