Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25 August 2014: As part of its commitment to expanding its retail offering and enhancing its customer’s experience, Abu Dhabi Airports welcomed last week the opening of the ‘Starter Supermarket’ at Skypark plaza in Abu Dhabi International Airport. This excellent addition to the overall Skypark Plaza facilities will further serve passengers, residents, visitors and employees around the airport’ community.
Skypark Plaza has an ongoing plan to increase and strengthen the retail and food and beverage offering as the surrounding commercial area continues to grow at a rapid rate due to the close proximity to the airport and business-friendly environment. This growth is destined to continue to grow in parallel with the developments in the nearby Abu Dhabi Airports’ Business Park as new companies continue to set up in the free zone providing a full range of support services to the growing community.
Commenting, Mohammed Al Bulooki, Chief Commercial Officer said: “Abu Dhabi Airports is delighted to welcome Starter Supermarket at Skypark Plaza. The team believes there is a growing demand for quality convenience shopping in this location to serve the neighborhood community and so, in line with the company’s strategy to expand Abu Dhabi International Airport’s retail offering and enhance its customers’ experience, Abu Dhabi Airports is progressing with a variety of new ideas, concepts and improvements within this segment.”
The new supermarket will be open daily from 6am to midnight, 7 days a week, and is stocked up with a full range of everyday items, fresh produce, as well as frozen foods. The bakery will serve freshly baked bread daily and customers will be able to pick and choose from a variety of hot and cold meals. A gift and souvenir section will help with any last minute gift-shopping for those special occasions when you just haven’t had time to get to a mall. The supermarket is accessible to all public from the Terminal 3 car park.
Kartik Bhatt, Group Business Head (Shopping and Eating), Flemingo International – “Flemingo’s entry into the Middle East market comes with a tailor-made and exclusively built supermarket ‘Starter’ for airport staff and passengers. The store offers an effortless and comfortable shopping experience to customers comparable to other large format hyper markets, owing to the carefully planned merchandise width and professionally defined adjacencies. Through Starter in Abu Dhabi, Flemingo wishes to start a new journey of innovative store concepts across Asia, wooing the discerning airport traveller. “
Additionally Abu Dhabi Airports will offer free parking for visitors using any of Skypark Plaza’s outlets. A delivery service is also in the pipeline to further service the neighboring companies and wider community including Masdar City, Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies and Al Ghazal Golf Club to name a few.