As the trade center and the transfer station in Arab world, UAE is the third transit center after Singapore and Hong Kong, and its trade has an influence on Europe, Asia and Africa. With the sea, land and air transportation, major cities in the globe can be reached from UAE within eight hours. In addition, it is one of the most important aviation hubs, and the largest airport around the world. Ajman China Mall is the second Chinese merchandise wholesale distribution center, which occupies a strategic trading position among Europe, Asia and Africa, influencing 1,500 million populations of more than 50 countries.
The main business of Ajman China Mall is the wholesale of general merchandise, hardware, appliances, furniture and pretty commodities. With the occupied area of 280,000㎡ and the operating area of 100,000㎡, 120 million dollars are invested on the project by both China and UAE. At the end of 2010, the project was opened. Thirteen pavilions were built in Phase One, with 7,000㎡each. Eight shops in the front, five warehouses in the back, in the middle, there are offices and logistics.
The major businesses of A to E are the wholesale, resale and sale of textiles, general merchandise, pretty commodities and lightings. There are 1,600 shops and 1,100 tenants, which mainly come from China as well as other countries in Asia and the M.E., including about 860 companies from China, accounting for about 80%. Near 8,000 workers, more than 20,000 footfalls each day, wholesale trade merchants occupying 50%, the trading volumes of resale and wholesale reach up to 1,500 million dollars.
F to H, under renovation, are expected to open in October, 2015, whose main businesses are the wholesale and sale of home design, furniture and building materials, 95% from China. After the opening, there will be 400 or 500 tenants, with the trading volume up to over 2,000 million dollars, increasing 60% on the basis of the present. This will greatly develop the diversity and scale of the products inside the Mall.
Ajman China Mall project has got great support from the government of both China and UAE, which was taken in the “going out” strategy paper by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in 2010.