Mercato Mall celebrates 20th anniversary with 10-day festival 


In celebration of its 20th anniversary, Dubai’s Italian-themed Mercato mall will host a series of events and activities for shoppers between October 21 and 30.

Abdul Rahim Mohammed Al Zarooni, founder of the shopping mall and CEO of Al Zarooni Group, said: “Since inception, our focus has been on delivering a comprehensive and inclusive retail experience for our customers.

“Over the past two decades, we have strived to keep pace with the latest customer preferences, be it in the form of decor, ambience, new-age brands and even the kind of entertainment that we offer. We have also ensured that the core values of Al Zarooni Group penetrate down to the day-to-day operations of the mall, so that customer satisfaction is achieved.”

In July, Mercato Mall, averaging around 50,000 visitors per week, held a Summer Surprise Festival, featuring shopping deals and the chance to win AED10,000 weekly.

Established in 2002 as the first themed shopping mall in the Middle East, Mercato houses more than 140 international lifestyle and fashion brands like Topshop, Mango, and Massimo Dutti to serve the Jumeirah community.

Mercato’s design replicates the concept of several Medieval Italian towns and incorporates a fusion of Tuscani and Venetian architectural elements from the Renaissance era.