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|21 October, 2018

Al-Futtaim ACE opens first store in the Northern Emirates

Al-Futtaim signs lease with Al Hamra's Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah

Al-Futtaim ACE opens first store in the Northern Emirates

Home improvement and lifestyle store Al-Futtaim ACE, has opened its first store in the Northern Emirates in Manar Mall, Ras Al Khaimah.

The move marks the first Al-Futtaim ACE store in the Northern Emirates and is a notable addition to the US$100 million expanded and upgraded mall, Ras Al Khaimah’s largest and most popular shopping and entertainment centre.

With this opening Al-Futtaim ACE now has nine stores in the UAE: four in Dubai, three in Abu Dhabi, one in Al Ain and the latest in Ras Al Khaimah.

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The new 21,230 sq.ft, store, offers a wide range of products including outdoor living, gardening, homeware, paint and décor, DIY and automotive products. Additionally, the store will also feature a wide range of services including paint mixing, key cutting, home delivery and installation.

“We’re extremely pleased to be opening our first store in Ras Al Khaimah and our ninth in the UAE,” said Wayne Cohen, Managing Director of Al-Futtaim ACE. “This is an exciting and strategic move that brings ACE closer to customers in the Northern Emirates and will provide them with competitively priced good quality home improvement and DIY products under one roof.”

As part of its opening offers, customers will find exciting deals across all product categories from leading brands such as ACE, Black & Decker, Karcher, Aftron, Gardena and Homeworks amongst others.

The mall, developed by Al Hamra, once fully completed, will increase in Gross Leasable Area (GLA) from just over 300,000sqft to nearly 600,000sqft, adding an additional 80 retail and F&B destinations.

Fashion brands that have already taken the opportunity to utilise the facilities in the mall expansion include Superdry; Adidas, Feathers, Bait Al Kandura, Annabelle, Antonio and Diva, Lals Group’s Homes r US, Carter’s & Daiso Japan, and Landmark Group with brands including Koton, Caprisa, Ecco, Steve Madden and Pablosky in addition to Landmark Leisure’s indoor adventure park, Tridom; and now Al-Futtaim ACE.

Commenting on ACE’s forthcoming opening, Benoy Kurien, CEO of Al Hamra, said: “The introduction of a home improvement and lifestyle store has added further depth to the customer offering. Attracting a successful international retail brand such as ACE speaks volumes for the reputation of Manar Mall and underscores Ras Al Khaimah’s positions as the retail and hospitality hub of the Northern Emirates.”

“Since announcing the expansion plans for Manar Mall we have witnessed a significant uptick in interest from potential tenants, fully justifying our decision to expand our retail offering.”

Located close to RAK city centre, Manar Mall is developed and managed by Al Hamra. The mall is already home to renowned brands such as Carrefour, Marks & Spencer, H&M, Sephora, Next, Mothercare, Boots Pharmacy, Bath & Body Works, Chili’s, McDonald’s and KFC, together with some of the UAE’s most iconic homegrown retail brands, including Paris Gallery, Sun & Sand Sport, Damas and E-Max as well as a seven-screen NOVO cinema.

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About Al Hamra

Al Hamra is a Ras Al Khaimah based real estate development and investment company. The group is focused on providing premier lifestyle real estate developments, while investing in the luxury hospitality and leisure segments. In line with the Emirate’s growth, Al Hamra has been instrumental in shaping the real estate landscape in the Emirate since its formation in 2003.

The company is committed to reimagining life, luxury, and hospitality through the friendly and safe environment Al Hamra Village has developed while also capitalising on the close proximity to Dubai, just 40 mins away, the financial benefits, the airport and the free-trade zones.

Entities under the Al Hamra brand name include; Al Hamra Golf Club, Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, Al Hamra Mall, Manar Mall, the multi-award-winning Al Hamra Village and Al Hamra Real Estate Development. Al Hamra is also the developer of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, the Hilton Al Hamra Golf and Beach Resort and the Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Hamra Beach.

About Al-Futtaim ACE

Since 1924, ACE has been the world’s local home improvement store committed to delivering quality, friendly and helpful service. Established in Dubai in 1991 by Al-Futtaim, ACE now trades in nine locations in the UAE including Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Motor City and Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain and Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.

As part of Al-Futtaim ACE’s commitment to exemplary customer service, each of the eight stores are also certified as ‘ACE Helpful’ in keeping with global ACE standards. This ensures that customers find more than just products at Al-Futtaim ACE, they find helpful experts keen to offer support across all categories in store.

All Al-Futtaim ACE stores offer a wide selection of Outdoor Lifestyle, Gardening, Homeware, Paint & Décor, DIY, Automotive and Pet care products. With more than 30,000 great products, Al-Futtaim ACE offers world-class brands such as Karcher, Black & Decker, Makita, Clark + Kensington, Weber, Gardena and Leisuregrow. Al-Futtaim ACE also has a popular Value range which has a host of quality products at every day low prices.

Al-Futtaim ACE holds significant market share in the categories of Outdoor Furniture, Gardening and DIY in the UAE, and is THE major retailer in Power Tools.

Plug-Ins is now open in all Al-Futtaim ACE Dubai Festival City and Yas Island stores in the UAE.

For more information about Al-Futtaim ACE visit www.acehardwareme.com where you can also preview and shop for the complete range of products. Al-Futtaim ACE is also on Facebook and Instagram at www.facebook.com/acehardwareuae and on twitter @AlFuttaimACE.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world's most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit: www.alfuttaim.com

For further information on Al-Futtaim ACE, please contact:

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Tel: +971 4 330 4030 | Cell: +971 50 453 7023 | Email: l.johnny@ipn.ae

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