The partnership represents an experience-rich addition to Abu Dhabi’s dining scene
UAE, Abu Dhabi 20 June 2021: Al Qana, the scenic and picturesque waterfront social dining and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi, today announced its partnership with the UAE’s leading contemporary and urban supermarket chain, Grandiose.
Grandiose will introduce a vibrant, community-minded gourmet dining concept and food hall to Abu Dhabi’s exciting new leisure hub, created especially with the tastes and expectations of Abu Dhabi’s community in mind. More than just a contemporary culinary offering, the new food hall will showcase a diverse selection of popular gourmet treats and immersive culinary options, that plays perfectly with Al Qana’s vision to become a thriving lifestyle hub offering memorable moments for visitors of all ages.
This is Grandiose’s fourth store in the capital city of Abu Dhabi, which will be located in “The Community Place” at Al Qana, covering a total area of 13,270 square foot including the food hall. The concept will invite visitors on a culinary journey, sampling food and flavours from the city, country, and region, with an emphasis on the fresh and organic supplies. Al Qana’s preference to collaborate with Grandiose was motivated by both brand’s shared commitment to provide distinct, one-of-a-kind experiences, its focus on championing seasonal, local and artisanal products in its branches and its efforts in preserving the environment through various local initiatives.
Stuart Gissing, General Manager of Al Qana said: “The blend of setting up a Supermarket & Food Hall in a customer journey is a trend that has grown in popularity over the past year in the UAE and the world. We are excited to expand the concept into Abu Dhabi through our collaboration with Grandiose, as Al Qana’s unique location within the capital and its huge array of entertainment and dining options provide all the ingredients to create a thriving lifestyle hub within the destination. The food hall complements the plethora of other unique local and dining experiences Al Qana has to offer to become a foodie location of choice in Abu Dhabi and affirms our commitment to continually develop and introduce new and fresh ideas to the market.”
Olivier Latour, CEO of Grandiose Supermarkets said: “Our partnership with Al Qana reflects our ambitions to further expand Grandiose in the UAE and launch a new generation of stores in key locations. We were inspired by Al Qana's modern design and concept and wanted to provide a similarly compelling experience to its visitors. Due to their unique multisensory experience, food halls have been globally growing in popularity over the years. At Al Qana's Grandiose Food Hall, guests will find a perfect balance of local and international flavors. As restrictions continue to ease in Abu Dhabi, UAE’s residents are eager to reconnect and will undoubtedly enjoy the communal atmosphere created by Grandiose and Al Qana.”
Al Qana offers residents and visitors a unique collection of attractions with state-of-the art facilities from waterside eateries, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness facilities, kids’ zone, and landscaped community spaces that are aimed at encouraging social interaction.
About Al Qana
Al Qana is a unique waterfront destination bringing a new definition of social dining and entertainment in Abu Dhabi. The development is one of the most anticipated touristic landmarks in the capital featuring seven anchor destinations spanning over 2.4km of scenic and picturesque waterfront walkways.
Al Qana offers residents and visitors a unique collection of attractions with state-of-the art facilities from waterside eateries, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness facilities, first to the UAE VR zone, E-Sports arena, standalone exciting kids’ zone, and landscaped community spaces never seen before.
Al Qana is the first-ever Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model implemented by the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and is jointly developed by Al Barakah International Investment. International Construction Contracting Company (ICCC) is the lead contractor in charge of the development of the project.
For more information about Al Qana, please visit: www.alqana.ae
About Grandiose Supermarket
Grandiose is a chain of 15 mulit-format retail stores across the UAE, that opened its doors in 2016. The focus is on providing local and international grocery and ready to eat products with an emphasis on health, freshness and broad assortment including lifestyle and dietary ranges. Grandiose is redefining grocery shopping through its ‘Responsible Retailing’ and offering a highly personal experience that puts the customer needs at the center whether in-store or online. Grandiose Supermarkets, hypermarkets and local convenience stores are part of an ambitious development growth plan across the UAE which will see more mixed-format stores open in 2021.
For more information about Grandiose, please visit: www.grandiose.ae
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