ICSC Announces Recipients of 2016 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards

NEW YORK, November 2, 2016 – The International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) has announced the winners of the 2016 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards, recognizing the region’s most innovative shopping centers for outstanding achievement in retail, retail store design, design and development, and marketing.

The 2016 Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards competition was open to shopping center owners, developers, management companies, architects and designers, and retailers. ICSC announced the winners at an awards ceremony during ICSC RECon Middle East and North Africa in Dubai.

To learn more about the finalists and winners, visit the ICSC Middle East and North Africa Shopping Centre and Retailer Awards website. 

The following Retail Award winners include the retail professional of the year, best MENA retail brands, and properties recognized for overall retail excellence.

  • Gold (Retail Professional of the Year): Malik Qaiser Awan, General Manager, Ezdan Mall, Doha, Qatar
  • Gold: BRANDS International, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Burger Boutique, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Gold: GO Sport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Trampo, Sabhan, Kuwait
  • Silver: Butcha Steakhouse and Grill, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: Centrepoint, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: Ezdan Mall, Doha, Qatar
  • Silver: Jewel Corner (Soft Touch Jewellers LLC), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The Retail Store Design Award recipients demonstrated thoughtful and unique design throughout their properties.

  • Gold: Marina Home Barsha Flagship Store, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Snow City, Al Othaim Mall-Rabwa, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Silver: FabyLand, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: Nahdi Pharmacy, Red Sea Mall, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

The Design and Development Award recipients executed exemplary design as either a newly built property or through a significant renovation/expansion.

  • Gold: Last Exit, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: Murouj, Safat, Kuwait
  • Silver: Unified Centers, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

The Marketing Award recipients executed outstanding campaigns across a number of subcategories including NOI Enhancement, New Media, Advertising, Cause Related Marketing, Customer Service Experience/Engagement, Grand Opening, Expansion & Renovation, Public Relations, and Sales Promotion and Events.

  • Gold: Crave Carnival-Dubai Food Festival, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: “#GiftYourTime Campaign,” Centrepoint, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Hologram, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: “Not Just Special, But Super!” City Centre Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: Park Right Campaign, City Centre Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Gold: Technology Paves the Way, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: “The Jungle Book at CITY WALK, CITY WALK,” Dubai, United Arabi Emirates
  • Gold: Urban Beats by Vans at THE BEACH, THE BEACH, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Gold: “We Make Happy,” 360 MALL, Kuwait City, Kuwait
  • Gold: “World of Fashion – House of Bazaar,” Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Arabian Centres Mobile App,” Arabian Centres, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Silver: “A Whole New World of Flavours,” BurJuman Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Building Hope, Brick by Brick,” Mubarak & Brothers Investments, UAE, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Candy Crush Campaign,” City Centre Deira, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: City Centre Muscat, Muscat, Oman
  • Silver: “Customer Service Training Program,” Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Eid Al Fitr Social Media Campaign,” City Walk, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Fashiontainment,” Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Father’s Day – Social Media Campaign,” City Centre Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Silver: “Free Movie Invite through Mobile Application,” City Centre Ajman and City Centre Fujairah, Ajman, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “From Nominal to Phenominal,” Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Mall of the Emirates Re-Merchandising & Expansion,” Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Park Right Campaign,” City Centre Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Silver: “Shaun the Sheep Entertainment,” City Centre Muscat  and City Centre Qurum, Oman
  • Silver: “Snow City- Grand Launch,” Snow City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Silver: “Teamwork makes the Dreamwork,” Dalma Mall, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Tree of Life,” Arabian Center, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Unboxed at BOXPARK,” BOXPARK, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Union Pay – Global Shopping District Campaign,” Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Silver: “Winter Tale ‘Cinderella’ 2015,” City Centre Bahrain, Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
  • Silver: “360 MALL Mother & Baby Lounge,” 360 MALL, Kuwait
  • Silver: “2015/2016 Advertising Campaign,” The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

All 2016 Gold award recipients receive automatic entry into the 2017 ICSC VIVA Awards, the international program that honors the retail real estate industry’s most cutting-edge properties, innovative solutions, and creative responses to market trends. ICSC will announce the victors of the VIVA Awards during RECon 2017 in Las Vegas.

About ICSC

Founded in 1957, ICSC is the global trade association of the shopping center industry. Its more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries include shopping center owners, developers, managers, investors, retailers, brokers, academics, and public officials. The shopping center industry is essential to economic development and opportunity. The industry is a significant job creator, driver of GDP, and critical revenue source for the communities it serves through the generation of sales taxes and the payment of property taxes. These taxes fund important municipal services like firefighters, police officers, school services, and infrastructure like roadways and parks. Shopping centers aren’t only fiscal engines however; they are integral to the social fabric of their communities by providing a central place to congregate with friends and family, discuss community matters, and participate in and encourage philanthropic endeavors. For more information about ICSC visit www.icsc.org and for the latest news from ICSC and the industry go to www.thecenterofshopping.com.

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