Riyadh: Following the continuing directives and efforts of the Saudi Arabian Government to safeguard its citizens and residents in the Kingdom, Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co. (Alhokair Fashion Retail, the “Group” or “Alhokair,” 4240 on the Tadawul) has announced its fashion and other retail units will remain open from Thursday 14th May until Friday 22nd May, except for its outlets in Makkah.

The company stated that the health and safety of its customers and employees continues to be of paramount importance and has requested its customers continue to take note of the Government’s health and safety precautions to wear a mask and gloves and to ensure appropriate social distancing is observed while shopping.

Stores in shopping centres will remain open from 10am to 4pm daily as will its retail units in street locations, and the company’s food and beverage outlets will be open from 3pm to 3am for delivery service.

“Alhokair Fashion Retail wants to thank the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Health for its continued efforts and actions that have helped create such favourable conditions, and one of the safest situations globally, to enable us to continue our business operations during Ramadan,” said Marwan Moukarzel, CEO of Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co.

Existing regulations will remain in place for shoppers that include closed changing rooms and contactless payments by credit or debit card are encouraged. The Government directive further stipulates the return to a 24-hour curfew from 23 May 2020 to 27 May 2020 across all cities and regions of the Kingdom.

Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair & Co. operates 1,550 stores across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


About Fawaz Abdulaziz Alhokair

Fawaz A. Alhokair & Co (known as “Alhokair Fashion Retail”) was formed in 1990 by Fawaz, Salman and Abdulmajeed Alhokair. The company has since become the largest franchise retailer in the KSA, MENA, Central Asia and Caucasus regions, and the only listed business of its type in the Middle East. Quality, innovation, service and trust are the guiding principles for all Alhokair Fashion Retail operations. These values are coupled with an ability to move quickly, to seize new opportunities and to enter emerging markets. Since the opening of its first store in 1991, Alhokair Fashion Retail has grown considerably and now trades in more than 1,600 stores across 100 shopping malls in 13 countries, with a retail platform operating on a total GLA of over 480,000m2. All of this is managed by a workforce numbering more than 11,000. Alhokair Fashion Retail currently represents over 80 brands, spanning from womenswear, menswear, kids and baby, department stores, shoes and accessories, cosmetics and coffee shops. For more information, please visit www.fawazalhokairfashion.com

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