Is there any organisation on the planet, that has transformed the face of shopping, leisure and entertainment more than Majid Al Futtaim? With a collective portfolio of 23 shopping malls, 178 million visitors and a platform shared by 3,000 retailers, the answer is no – and that’s just on the retail front.
Starting with one man’s vision to change the retail landscape in 1995, the organisation now has 34,000 employees and services 250 million visitors annually both in and out of the region. Its portfolio features over 170 outlets in 15 countries.
The group has been committed to developing holistic and enjoyable experiences for everyone, introducing incredible attractions, such as Ski Dubai at Mall of the Emirates or iFly Dubai, the nation’s first-ever indoor skydiving simulator located in City Centre Mirdif. Chances are that every single person living in or visiting Dubai has at some stage shopped at a Majid Al Futtaim property.
The group’s portfolio also boasts 13 hotels, which collectively host 1.5 million guests every year. Some of the marquee names are the Kempinski and Sheraton Dubai, both of which are located in Mall of the Emirates. Majid Al Futtaim also holds the exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise, which can be found in over 30 malls across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Furthermore, the group has delivered various gated communities such as Al Zahia in Sharjah, Al Mouj in Muscat and Dbayeh, the stunning Waterfront City in Lebanon.
Majid Al Futtaim has also been a key player on the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) front. It is the first company in the region to successfully implement the United Nations’ Global Compacts Standard for Sustainability, Green Buildings and Energy Conservation.www.majidalfuttaim.com