Wednesday 28, December 2016 by Jessica Combes

Zoom opens its largest standalone store in Dubai

Emirates National Oil Company’s retail business segment, ENOC Retail, announced the opening of the largest ZOOM standalone store, which will spread over an area of 625 square metres.

The eco-friendly store is aligned with the sustainable objectives of the Dubai Plan 2021, as well as the goals of The Sustainable City, to reduce the development’s energy consumption and carbon footprint. 

“The new store in The Sustainable City highlights our commitment to further strengthen ZOOM’s footprint in Dubai and the wider region with a focus on providing the highest quality of products matched by superior customer service standards. The expansion also highlights the competencies we have gained in convenience retailing, and the appeal of ZOOM as a retail outlet of choice,” said H.E.Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group Chief Executive Officer, ENOC.

The store’s eco-friendly features include biodegradable plastic bags as well as waste that is recycled through TADWEER. All the water used at the site is treated and used for the maintenance of common areas such as watering plants, while the community’s solar panels and the DEWA grid provide the store’s power. Various green technologies, such as LED lighting inside the store, high performance refrigeration units and the variable refrigerant flow (VRF) units for the air conditioning system are also incorporated.

“We are delighted to welcome ZOOM's largest stand-alone store to The Sustainable City. The outlet is part of our mixed-use area of the project and with partners such as ENOC, we collectively envision our goals and work effectively towards the Dubai Government's vision to make Dubai one of the top ten sustainable cities in the world by Expo 2020. With practical eco-friendly practices, this outlet is in line with the DNA of The Sustainable City,” said Eng. Faris Saeed, the CEO and Co-Founder of Diamond Developers. 

In an effort to meet customer expectations and to prevent queuing, the new store offers seven checkout counters with easy access. In addition to phone delivery, ZOOM now offers online and mobile service through INSTASHOP, an app for home delivery that will cater to the neighbouring communities, namely Layan, Mudon and Remraam, through an online platform.




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