Matajer malls in Sharjah spread sustainability message this summer with children’s gardening sessions

  • Youngsters can plant seeds, create floral headpieces and even contribute to a community garden by joining free daily workshops
  • Shop for your summer and Eid Al Adha essentials for a chance to win up to AED1,000 worth prizes daily.

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, August 16, 2018: Sharjah Holding PJSC, a joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, is offering eco-minded families an opportunity to participate in green initiatives and spread the message of a sustainable lifestyle at its Matajer community malls from August 18 until August 31.

Youngsters will turn into little farmers this summer to make the city green and vibrant with skills they pick at the special gardening sessions at Matajer Al Juraina and Matajer Al Mirgab, Sharjah’s favourite neighbourhood malls. As part of its effort to build a community that is environmentally friendly, children will be taught how to plant seeds, create floral headpieces and even contribute towards creating a community garden at the mall this summer. The malls have also collaborated with Sharjah Municipality to decorate the malls’ landscaping areas, nearby parks and roads with the flowers that the children plan during the workshops.

“It is crucial that we create a more sustainable future for ourselves and future generations and we can do that by nurturing kids to respect and protect the planet,” said Hamad Al Lawati – Community Malls Senior Manager, Majid Al Futtaim. Add the rewarding part

“We’ve organised Little Farmers workshops for children where they won’t only get to enjoy their summer and Eid Al Adha holidays with exciting activities but learn an important lesson in preserving the environment. And while they are busy in our supervised little indoor community garden, parents can shop care free out their favourite lifestyle brands and take some time out at one of the multi-cuisine restaurants at the malls.”

Little Farmers

From August 20 until August 31, Matajer Al Juraina will set up a children’s play area to resembles a mini-garden and assist them in planting flowers and vegetables and teach them sustainable habits. Children will be provided with the necessary tools and items to create their pots safely. These fun and educational workshops also include free face-painting and will run from 5pm until 10pm daily.

Eid Al Adha Festivities

To mark the Eid holiday, the malls’ interiors will be decked in blooms and verdant foliage. Fairy lights entwined between the leaves will give the lush displays an ethereal look, as will quirky decorations crafted from ‘upcycled’ waste. I don’t think we should mention this

Young visitors at will be encouraged to use their imaginations to make herbaceous headwear, fashioning crowns from flowers. These special sessions will take place from 6pm to 10pm on the four days of Eid Al Adha at Matajer Al Juraina and Matajer Al Mirgab.

The malls will also have a quirky balloon artist who will create rubber flowers and cute animal characters for children during the festival.

Spend and Win

While their offspring are engaged in productive activities, parents can enjoy browsing the stores in peace – and win fabulous prizes at all the Matajer malls – Matajer Al Juraina, Matajer Al Quoz, Matajer Al Mirgab and Matajer Al Khan.

Mall GiftCards worth AED 1,000 are up for grabs daily to those shopping for just AED 100 – and from Thursdays to Saturdays, their chances of winning will double.

For more information, visit: http://www.matajersharjah.com/

About Matajer

Matajer is a neighbourhood retail centre concept by Sharjah Holding, a joint venture between

Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, bringing small-scale, high quality retail and easy access to everyday services to neighbourhoods across Sharjah. The flagship Matajer Al Quoz opened in October 2011, followed by Matajer Al Juraina, Matajer Al Khan and Matajer Al Mirgab in 2012 in residential and academic areas of Sharjah. Matajer Al Quoz was selected as a National Award winner in the Leisure and Tourism Category at the MEED Quality Awards in May 2012. All Matajer locations are anchored by Majid Al Futtaim – Retail’s Carrefour, to complete the premium community shopping experience, which includes quick availability of banking, electronics, beauty and pharmacy needs.

About Sharjah Holding JSC

Sharjah Holding, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, is a community focused real estate developer. Sharjah Holding’s current focus is on the development and management of retail and mixed use projects in the Emirate of Sharjah. These include Matajer, a neighbourhood shopping centre concept, and Al Zahia, a major integrated mixed-use community.

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 40,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 23 shopping malls, 13 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 230 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 322 VOX Cinema screens and 34 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

www.majidalfuttaim.com

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