Brand New IKEA Store To Open In Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Mall

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Brand New IKEA Store To Open In Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Mall

Loved the IKEA at Jebel Ali? Well, here’s more good news! UAE will soon boast yet another IKEA store and this time its in the capital city. Abu Dhabi is getting a sprawling huge IKEA, located in the centre of the city at Al Wahda Mall. This is the store’s second branch in Abu Dhabi and its fifth across the Emirates.

What’s It?

A brand new IKEA store is set to launch in Abu Dhabi’s Al Wahda Mall on July 2020. This is the second store in Abu Dhabi, the first one being docked on Yas Island. Spanning 2,136 square metres, the showroom will feature a sit-down dining area. However, its proximity to the city centre is the highlight.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ashraf Ali M.A. said: “We are proud to welcome the world-renowned IKEA brand that would definitely be loved by the residents in the heart of the city who need ready-to-assemble furniture and home essentials. IKEA would perfectly complement the lifestyle and entertainment offerings of Al Wahda Mall to make every shopping experience complete.”

Back in December 2019, IKEA opened its fourth outlet at Festival Plaza mall. The new store lets you design your home before you buy a product through digital projectors that let you scale measurements and also fit in furnishings to test how it will look. That’s not it! In addition, the new store also focuses on sustainability and waste reduction. As an initiative towards this, the IKEA store at Jebel Ali is fitted with solar panels which will generate 20% of electricity to run the store. This also means, the store will save electricity enough to power 400 homes.

What Else?

Meanwhile, did you know Abu Dhabi residents might not be able to use plastic cutlery like disposable plates and plastic straws very soon? The capital has announced to ban the use of single use plastics by 2021. And that’s not all! A bottle-return scheme is also part of the new move. According to the scheme, residents will be compensated for returning used containers for recycling. The first phase of the new initiative will impose charges on residents for the usage of plastic bags and other disposable items.

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