Dubai, UAE, 5 May, 2021: With travel restrictions easing across the world, Carrefour – owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE – has opened a new store at the world’s busiest international airport, DXB, to make shopping more convenient than ever. Located in the arrivals area of DXB’s Terminal 3, the 24-hour store opened its doors on Thursday 4 May, offering high-quality products for tourists, frequent fliers and the local community.
Commenting on the launch, Bernardo Perloiro, Chief Operating Officer of Carrefour at Majid Al Futtaim Retail, said, “As a brand famous for welcoming the people of the UAE at its stores for the last 25 years, we are thrilled to be greeting travelers as they arrive at DXB. The new Carrefour store in Terminal 3 will offer a superior range of quality products to serve international jet-setters and residents waiting to welcome their loved ones home.
The 436 square-meter Carrefour store will offer over 3,000 items including delicious snacks, hot beverages, and everything one could possibly need to recover after a long flight. There will be a dedicated area for food-to-go, with ready-to-eat delicacies such as salads, sushi and sandwiches made fresh each day as well as a dining section for those looking to sit down and relax.
Eugene Barry, Dubai Airports’ Executive Vice President – Commercial, commented: “As the primary gateway to Dubai, Terminal 3 arrivals at DXB is an incredibly important part of our airport, and for many of our guests, it is their first taste of Dubai and the UAE. When we were redesigning the arrivals area, we carefully selected service and hospitality partners who shared this vision. We are delighted to work alongside Majid Al Futtaim, and to welcome Carrefour to the DXB family. At Dubai Airports, we are heavily focused on responding to travellers’ needs through meaningful products and services, and we look forward to this new concept appealing to both inbound visitors and returning residents alike.”
Responding to Dubai International’s advanced digital efficiencies, Carrefour is equipping the new store with the very latest technology such as self-checkout, Electronic Shelf Labels, Smart checkout, and Mobile Scan&Go to enhance traffic flow. This will offer an unmatched customer experience for travelers, providing a warm, Dubai welcome as they arrive at Terminal 3.
Carrefour was launched in the region in 1995 by UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim, which is the exclusive franchisee to operate Carrefour in over 30 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, and fully owns the operations in the region. Today, Majid Al Futtaim operates over 350 Carrefour stores in 17 countries, serving more than 750,000 customers daily and employing over 37,000 colleagues.
Carrefour operates different store formats, as well as multiple online offerings to meet the growing needs of its diversified customer base. In line with the brand’s commitment to provide the widest range of quality products and value for money, Carrefour offers an unrivalled choice of more than 500,000 food and non-food products, and a locally inspired exemplary customer experience to create great moments for everyone every day. Across Carrefour’s stores, Majid Al Futtaim sources over 80% of the products offered from the region, making it a key enabler in supporting local producers, suppliers, families and economies.
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 17 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 28 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in over 30 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 350 outlets and an online store.
Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences across the region including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, LEGO and THAT, a Majid Al Futtaim fashion concept store and app. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management.