One of Dubai’s top furniture stores, IKEA has opened its second branch in Jebel Ali, Dubai. The new IKEA store in Dubai opened today on December 18, 2019 and it is bigger and better than all the other branches in the region. The Jebel Ali IKEA branch is spread over a massive 35,000 sq.m. area and will house a number of operational, administrative, and display facilities.
This is the biggest IKEA store in the UAE, with a market hall, bakery, café, restaurant, food store, kids’ play area and warehouse inside. It also serves as the new IKEA UAE headquarters for UAE and Oman, with back-of-house facilities and a staff training centre in it.
NEW IKEA STORE LOCATION
The Jebel Ali IKEA store is located in the Festival Plaza Mall, which is part of the Wasl Gate residential development in the Jebel Ali area. The store’s trademark blue building can be seen from Sheikh Zayed Road as you travel towards Abu Dhabi.
- Location: IKEA Dubai store, Festival Plaza Mall – Jebel Ali
This second IKEA store in Dubai will cater to people living in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Lake Towers and Al Furjan residential developments. It also brings convenient access to IKEA products for the residents of The Gardens, Arabian Ranches and Discovery Gardens.
WHAT’S NEW IN THE NEW STORE
So, what makes this new IKEA store in Dubai so special, apart from the fact that it is the largest one in the UAE and Oman area? Well, this branch features quite a lot of firsts for the Swedish brand in this region. Here’s what you can expect to see there:
- Digitalised furniture selection
- An interior design studio where you can customise and visualize personal spaces
- The tallest IKEA Navigation Tower in the world, which stands 70 metres tall
- Wooden Swedish stairs will be featured for the first time in the region, complete with socialising areas, seating and access to the upper level of the store
- The IKEA Bakery where you can buy freshly-baked goodies to enjoy at the IKEA restaurant on the upper level or the IKEA Café that can be accessed directly from the mall
THE JEBEL ALI IKEA STORE BRINGS GREATER AFFORDABILITY
According to Vinod Jayan, the managing director for IKEA UAE and Oman, the new store and the brand collectively, aims for the lowest possible product prices. Affordability has always been IKEA’s core strength. Products in IKEA UAE are the cheapest they have ever been in the past decade. With the new store in Dubai, the brand plans to go even cheaper than that! If nothing else, the new IKEA Dubai will make budget home decoration way more convenient.
IKEA JEBEL ALI TIMINGS & OTHER DETAILS
The new IKEA store in Dubai is open all week. The IKEA Jebel Ali opening hours from Monday to Wednesday is 10:00 am to 11:00 pm. The IKEA store timings on Thursday through Saturday are 10:00 am to 12:00 am.
- IKEA Jebel Ali contact: 800-4532
The other IKEA store in Dubai is located in the Dubai Festival City Mall that is conveniently accessible from residential areas like Mirdif, Bur Dubai and Deira. The IKEA Jebel Ali store in Dubai makes IKEA furniture store more accessible for people living on the other side of the emirate.
Besides the IKEA Dubai locations, IKEA stores in the UAE can be found in Yas Mall – the best mall in Abu Dhabi and next to the Bawadi Mall in Al Ain.
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