- The pride-filled festivities include a patriotic art exhibition, Emirati Traditional performances and sweet treats
Dubai, UAE, 28 November 2019: City Centre Mirdif will kick off celebrations for the 48th UAE National Day with a festival of activities and offers for the whole community to enjoy. Upholding the spirit of the union, the mall invites visitors to come together for a variety of fun-filled artistic, cultural, and interactive experiences between 29 November and 5 December, alongside a programme of celebrative entertainment lasting until 7 December.
Guests can enjoy an art exhibition featuring curated works by local Emirati artists and sculptors at the Central Galleria, while partaking in interactive origami and calligraphy workshops led by Emirati artists. As part of the exhibition visitors will have the chance to express their pride by creating patriotic messages that will be shared with all mall guests on a digital display.
At a customisation booth, visitors can choose a UAE-related symbol to be sketched onto one of their items by an artist, or they can get the national red, green, black and white colours painted on at hand and face paint stations.
What’s more, selected F&B retailers will serve diners a complimentary National Day dessert with every main course purchased. Tying up the festivities will be a programme of traditional Emirati dance performances hosted three times a day from 29 November until 7 December, against a backdrop of elegant lights, flags and other National Day décor. The performances will also incorporate a hospitality corner offering warm Arabic coffee and dates.
Mohamed Al Jasmi, Senior Mall Manager for City Centre Mirdif said, “We’re proud to host so many festivities around National Day and celebrate such an important day with our community. Upholding the value of togetherness that shines brightly on National Day, we’re offering something for everyone, to make sure all our visitors can share in the excitement on this most important day of unity. We look forward to welcoming the community into City Centre Mirdif for an experience filled with pride in the nation.”
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 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 26 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four 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 a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 280 outlets.
Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 400 VOX Cinemas screens and 36 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion and Home 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.