In a vote of confidence for Bahrain’s future, LuLu Group chairman Yusuffali M.A. inaugurated the group’s regional office in the kingdom in the newly renovated Dana Mall yesterday.
“I am delighted to be in Bahrain for such a significant occasion,” Mr Yusuffali said, “Despite the testing times that we went through in 2020, we have always reposed faith in the leadership of Bahrain which has been so effective in tackling the pandemic and its public health and economic challenges. The LuLu Group and our flagship LuLu Hypermarket continues to be the fastest growing retail operation in the Mena region and we believe that Bahrain has contributed richly to this growth – we started in Dana Mall in 2007 and in inaugurating the regional office here today, with eight hypermarkets in Bahrain, we have come to a milestone in our growth.”
Dana Mall is the second mall managed by the LuLu Group in Bahrain – the first is the Ramli Mall in A’ali. The group has eight hypermarkets in Bahrain, making it the biggest retail operator in the kingdom.
The re-styled Dana Mall is a spacious shopping and leisure area located in the heart of Bahrain’s retail district and will now be the corporate headquarters of the group in Bahrain, with a bespoke office complex to serve the group’s growing operational needs.
At 60,000 square metres, Dana Mall is designed as a complete family mall with shopping, entertainment and food court featuring global cuisines and cinema as well as a children’s play area. With the popular LuLu Hypermarket as the anchor store, elegant spatial design, bright and cheerful décor, comfortable parking for over 1,000 cars and centrally located for ease of access, Dana Mall is positioned to win the savvy shopper’s vote.
“We are honoured to have our regional offices in the Dana Mall inaugurated by our chairman,” said LuLu Group director for Bahrain and Egypt Juzer Rupawala, “Over the years, guided by Mr Yusuffali’s vision and belief in the leadership of Bahrain and the kingdom’s bright future, we have added many features to our operations and the regional offices will serve as a hub for the administrative work that underpins the running of such a large organisation.”
With an annual turnover of over $7.4 billion and employing over 55,000 people, the group’s retail sector alone serves over 1,100,000 shopping patrons every day across 10 countries.