News May 21st, 2021

Retailers announced for Sheikha Fatima Park for pre-opening

The opening of a variety of food and beverage venues, a children's daycare and a boutique gym among others seeks to enhance the visitor experience in Abu Dhabi's first urban park which officially opens in the second half of 2021.

IMKAN, the UAE-based real estate developer, has announced several exciting new retailers that will set up shop in the brand-new Sheikha Fatima Park – a vibrant and accessible public recreation and leisure destination in Abu Dhabi due to officially open later this year.

Set in the heart of the community of Khalidiya Abu Dhabi, the park that historically catered solely to women and children, has been redeveloped into the Emirate’s first urban lifestyle park reimagined with one-of-a-kind offerings to an overarching theme of active wellness.

Designed to reflect the developer’s philosophy of ‘placemaking’ by adopting an innovative approach to revitalisation, restoration and sustainability to the inner-city community, Sheikha Fatima Park integrates park elements with new components and community-led activities to breathe new life into the neighbourhood.

Allocating approximately 10,000 square metres to retail spaces featuring a variety of venues and outlets, these vibrant brands will enhance the unique visitor experience Sheikha Fatima Park offers. The following is a list of the first round of confirmed new retailers that will be opening their doors to park-goers this year:

Opening in April 2021:

  • Dialogue Concept Store is a contemporary and explorative space bridging culture and conversation through coffee, design, and retail
  • Combing classic stylish elements with high-tech innovations, Sola Café offers the perfect cup of java all while relaxing in warm and classy interiors with fine Arabic lounge music
  • Seven Dawgs is a trendy halal hotdog concept serving up the most delicious sausages, fries, ice cream, shakes and more

Opening in Q3 2021:

  • La Patchouli Café serves freshly brewed coffee with homemade sweets, salted biscuits, crepes, and waffles, all handcrafted from their central kitchen
  • Acai Ko Café offers eye-catching healthy food full of exciting flavours served in a nature-themed ambiance to anyone who wants a quick and nutritional meal
  • Crank is a boutique spin fitness gym and common space, where members can disconnect and recharge in an engaging environment
  • Starbucks will unveil a new modern location at Sheikha Fatima Park
  • My Nursery is a children’s daycare and nursery offering a unique learning approach to kids between the ages four month to four years
  • Teela House, a cultural meeting place offering fun, relaxation and flavourful dishes
  • Chocolate Republic serves modern European flavours bringing guests the best in French, Italian, Arab and Indian cuisines
  • Crunch and Munch is a cosy café with a unique ambience, the concept of a rustic home design with a welcoming atmosphere that doubles as a workspace as well as a place to sit, relax and dine.

Opening in Q4 2021:

  • Bellacure Beauty Center, a dedicated women’s lounge offering female visitors specialized services including a coffee and snack bar, clothing and perfume collections and world-class grooming services in an elegant and sophisticated social atmosphere
  • Momentum isan exclusive cycle store focused on catering to Abu Dhabi’s cycling community and adventure junkies providing an elevated cycling experience for all
  • Social Restaurant a casual cuisine restaurant in the heart of Abu Dhabi, offering a fun, social yet cozy ambience to guests.
  • Coal Steakhouse is a churrascaria serving mouthwatering selection of cuts to bring a fusion of taste and texture
  • A branch of Commercial Bank International and multiple ATMs will also be situated across the park.

Parvin Mansoor, Head of Development at IMKAN Properties commented: “Sheikha Fatima Park reflects IMKAN’s ethos of ‘placemaking’. Its diverse landscape will be home to spaces that range from an urban edge providing retail and F&B offerings to green activity areas and tranquil open lawns. Its family purposed areas will promote healthy lifestyle and leisure activities. All the park’s individual elements are designed to provide a relaxing antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city life. The launch of the retail outlets serves as an extension of Sheikha Fatima Park’s offerings, enhancing the overall experience of our visitors.”

This article was originally published on Zawya in May 2021. Read the original article by clicking here.