Union Coop, the largest consumer cooperative in the UAE, has opened its new community residential mall project in Motor City, Dubai, at the cost of 100 million UAE dirhams ($27.23 million).

Covering an area of 493,977 square feet, the project houses the 26th hypermarket branch of Union Coop, 28 retail stores and 44 residential apartments across two floors.

The project has 249 car parking spaces and 28 shops on the ground and first floor, covering an area of 24,391 sq. ft.  Madiya Al Mari, Investment Division Director at Union Coop said.

The hypermarket is on the first floor, spread across  54,766 sq. ft. The two residential floors house 22 apartments each, the statement said.

Last week, the consumer cooperative had opened its new shopping centre, housing 25th hypermarket and 41 commercial stores, in Dubai’s Al Nahda-2 area. The centre, built at a cost of AED 50 million ($14 million), spans an area of 176,240 sq. ft.

Al Mari had said the two-storey centre included a basement with 60 parking spaces, with 25 shops and 53 parking spaces on the ground floor.  

(Writing by P Deol; Editing by Anoop Menon)