The Department of Economic Development (DED) had begun major plans for grocery outlets across Dubai. The DED has introduced new standards for all licensed groceries in the emirate, aimed at making them have visual uniformity.
See: UAE plans to train 1million Arab youth in computer coding
“Through these new standards, DED is seeking to make a quantum leap in Dubai’s renowned shopping experience, and also enabling groceries to reflect the growth attained by the city in terms of infrastructure and service quality. The new concept stems from the emirate’s policy of enhancing competitiveness within various business sectors, and meeting the needs of the local community as well as visitors,” said Omar Bu Shahab, CEO of the Business Registration and Licensing (BRL) sector in DED to Gulf News.
The interior revamps of the stores include unification of everything from colour schemes, logos, and even lighting.
Read: Dubai Fitness Challenge announces more carnival
If you want to get a taste of how this will turn out, head to Sheikh Zayed Road as the first outlet has already been opened.
According to the DED rule, all grocery stores have till the end of 2018 to finish refurbishing.