18th October 2014

Wasl Launches New Community Retail Centre

Dubai, UAE, October 18, 2014: Wasl, one of the largest real estate companies in Dubai and a subsidiary of Wasl, has announced the launch of Samari Retail Centre, a community centre located at its residential project, Samari Residences. The real estate developer says that the new shopping complex will not only cater to tenants at the development, but will also provide services for patrons visiting from the wider Ras Al Khor locality.


Wasl’ Samari Residences is an affordable development that has brought a high standard of community living to the Ras Al Khor area. Residents living in the development’s 19 buildings will now be able to conveniently access a large array of retail facilities on their doorstep, thanks to the opening of the new community Samarai Retail Centre,” said Zainab Mohammed, CEO Property Management, Marketing and Communications, Wasl.


“We are anticipating that this extensive shopping complex will, not only serve the needs of Samari Residences tenants, it will also act as a pull for visitors. This will see the development become a focal point of the Ras Al Khor area, which forms part of Wasl’s strategy to revitalise specific areas of Dubai,” she continued. 


Prior to the launch of Wasl’s new retail development, Samari Residences’ population of approximately 1,700 families was served by a single supermarket, with residents having to travel to other areas of Dubai to access a wider range of retail offerings. The new shopping complex has been designed to fulfil a number of requirements; addressing the retail needs of residents, providing a more rounded community-style of living, attracting more people to the area and creating a wealth of opportunities for retailers.


“Opening up a single anchor store in a new residential development can effectively add to the attractiveness of an area, but this multi-faceted retail complex goes much further by enabling regeneration through facilitating openings for new business,” said Zainab Mohammed.


“We have planned our new retail community centre to be just that – a focus for people living and working in the area and a hub for shopping, banking and community activities. We are expecting that it will become a key destination for people both located in Samari Residences and for those living further afield in the Ras Al Khor environs,” she added.  


Currently available for lease in Wasl’ Samari Retail Centre are 10 retail units that include 6 F&B outlets, a space specially allocated for a nursery and neighbourhood clinic, and 11 flexible offices that can be converted for multiple usage, such as banks, financial centres, currency exchanges and other facilities. The centre will have amenities that include ample parking space, security and logistical infrastructure.

Surrounded by a lively mix of residential, commercial and leisure facilities, Samari Retail Centre is sited in close proximity to Dubai International Airport and Mushrif Park, a large recreational area of green space. Samari Retail Centre has excellent connectivity to Dubai’s main transport artery, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, as well as to Ras Al Khor Road and Al Khail Road.