The retail arm of EPPCO’s parent company ENOC (Emirates National Oil Company) has signed up for 28 convenience stores in the Dubai Metro.
The company is taking on the contract that had previously been awarded to retailer Last Minute, and will be opening three stores on Wednesday night.
ENOC, the parent company of EPPCO, will be opening three “Zoom” branded convenience stores during Wednesday night’s opening: two in Rashidiya and one in the Mall of the Emirates station, a spokesperson said.
Open from 7 am to 12 am, Zoom stores will open a range of food, beverages, fresh fruits, and magazines and newspapers.
Most Zoom stores will be located in the public area of the Dubai Metro stations, offering access for both users and residents.
Last Minute decided to forfeit a deposit and withdraw from all of its 18 stores on the Red Line after claiming the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) refused to provide any written guarantees on when the stations would open.
However, as recently as last week it said it could still be opening 10 stores on the Green Line.
The RTA has said there will be a total of 52 convenience stores along the Red and Green Lines.