M&S comes back to Sharjah, launching new store at City Centre Al Zahia

Marking its return to Sharjah after a decade, British retailer Marks & Spencer, operated by Al-Futtaim Group in the region, has unveiled a new branch on the first floor at City Centre Al Zahia.

The new Marks & Spencer store is spread across 14,500 square feet, showcasing an extensive range of food products, womenswear, menswear, kidswear and lingerie, as well as special edit of the beauty catalogue.

General manager of Marks & Spencer in the Mena region at Al Futtaim Retail, Nick Batey, said: “We are very pleased to return to Sharjah, introducing a new and enhanced Marks & Spencer shopping experience to its communities.

“With the opening of the City Centre Al Zahia store, our goal is to offer our customers in Sharjah a wider range of high-quality lines of womenswear, menswear and kidswear as well as an unrivalled product assortment with the new M&S Food Hall and Café.”  

In addition, the Marks&Spenser Food Hall at City Centre Al Zahia is the second in the region after the Dubai Hills Mall outlet to introduce self-checkout points for its customers.

Established by Michael Marks and Thomas Spencer in Leeds in 1884, Marks&Spencer has become a major British multinational retailer with headquarters in London that specialises in selling clothing, beauty, home and food products.

In October 2018, the brand celebrated 20 years in the UAE.

Its first store opened in 1998 in Deira, Dubai, and in 2007, the largest Marks&Spenser store outside of the UK opened in Dubai Festival City Mall.

Following a major revamp, Marks & Spencer’s flagship store at Dubai Festival City Mall re-opened its doors in 2017.

Today, Al-Futtaim Group operates Marks & Spencer stores in eight markets: the UAE, Jordan, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Lebanon and Egypt.