New temporary supermarkets will provide amenities for areas that are currently underserviced

ABU DHABI: The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has announced a tender opportunity to deliver a series of temporary, ‘mini-mart’ type supermarkets and ancillary service shops in a number of locations in Abu Dhabi. With Abu Dhabi’s population continuing to increase, these temporary facilities, which are intended to be in place for only five years, will provide immediate access to amenities in areas that are not currently served by a permanent community market. The identified locations include Shakhbout City, Al Shamkha, Al Heeliya South, Al Rahba and Al Bahia.

Each proposed mini-mart will be of a modular design and construction, allowing for a much shorter development process. Each venue will consist of a small supermarket along with space for up to eight other shops comprising convenience retail, food and beverage as well as ATM’s and kiosks. The total built up area of each location will be around 2,000 sq.m. delivered through the private sector and within 6 months of contract execution.

The roll out of these temporary markets is in line with the Municipality’s overall master plan of delivering services and amenities to every neighbourhood and district of Abu Dhabi while also enhancing the city’s image.