Last weekend, Nakheel Malls recorded up to 70 per cent normal capacity at its destinations spanning Dubai.
This healthy figure emphasises customer confidence in the safety and cleanliness of the malls, where a total of 95 per cent of retailers have reopened.
The items topping customers’ lists included homeware, sports gear and health and safety gear, as well as electronics and garden items. Nakheel also reported that supermarkets and discount stores are performing well.
Managing director, Nakheel Malls, Omar Khoory noted: “We thank the government, our retailers and customers for working together to safely bring back the retail experience that Dubai is known for. We continue to work tirelessly to ensure our malls are safe hygienic and we are pleased to see our customers respecting the rules and adhering to health and safety measures. Our footfall over the weekend, which was particularly impressive at Dragon Mart and community retail Pavilions, shows that many people are keen to get out and about – and feel safe doing so.”
Khoory continued: “This period has also given us the opportunity to explore, develop and accelerate innovative ideas at Nakheel Malls, and over the next few weeks, we will deliver new and exciting services and that will further enhance the customer experience and meet consumer demand.”
Nakheel Malls’ portfolio comprises Nakheel Mall, Golden Mile Galleria, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dragon Mart and community Pavilions.