IKEA Grand Opening

IKEA has moved off from City Center to a much larger area in Dubai Festival City.
The grand opening was on 16th November 2005, with beautiful fireworks and an estimated 20,000 people.
The event also marked the opening of the World’s Largest Toyota Showroom and UAE’s Largest IKEA destination store.

IKEA covers a gross area of 273,405 square feet, with surrounding parking space of more than 1,200 cars.

The ‘destination’ store will carry up to 6,500 products; it will be served by 22 check outs and have a 300-seat restaurant, double the size of the existing IKEA restaurant at Deira City Centre and a 50 seat exit cafe.

Speaking at the opening, Mr. Omar Al-Futtaim, CEO, Al-Futtaim Group said, “It gives me great pleasure to open IKEA’s largest store in the Middle East. I am also delighted that the Swedish Ambassador and the COO of IKEA could be part of this special occasion. At the Al-Futtaim Group it has been a tradition to provide our customers with the best brands and services and the new IKEA store endorses that commitment.”

The new IKEA should be on top of your must-visit list for the weekend!

2 Comments so far

  1. Kirna (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 3:03 pm

    what? no more IKEA hot dog whenever we go to city center? :'(


  2. Farrukh Ahmed (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2005 @ 4:31 pm

    well i know…..i’ll miss the hot dogs too!!



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