Al-Futtaim Malls Welcomes Back Its Young Shoppers Across Dubai

Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza now open to children below 12

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 21st June 2020: In accordance with the announcement by the Supreme Committee of Disaster Management around easing restrictions on a number of activities for children under 12, Al-Futtaim Malls welcomed back its younger visitors this weekend with special kid-sized masks to ensure they are kept safe when shopping in both Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza.

As part of its Festival Cares initiative, throughout the two malls, Al-Futtaim will provide over 50,000 masks which will be given to children throughout the week. Visitors must continue to adhere to health and safety rules while in the malls, including the requirement that they wear masks at all times, sanitize their hands prior to entering the mall, only spend the time they require at the mall and ensure a physical distance of two meters from others at all times.

Timothy Earnest, Group Director, Al-Futtaim Malls commented: ‘As we get into the swing of the UAE summer, we know that parents are keen to visit our malls as a way of escaping the heat, shopping and entertaining the kids. We have certainly missed the little ones and are conscious to ensure we welcomed them back with the peace of mind that they would also be safe while enjoying everything our properties have to offer. We have other surprises in store for our younger guests throughout the summer, so we look forward to seeing them there in the coming months.’

In addition, the much-loved community garden at Festival Plaza is welcoming back its favourite and littlest members to help it grow. Families will be able to take home a piece of the garden as a welcome back token and continue to love and nurture the indoor plants at their homes. Festival Plaza launched the community garden back in December 2019 to engage and educate kids on growing our planet and helping the environment. Each weekend kids aged three and above can come and learn to plant their own plant and get tips on nurturing indoor plants. Kids will get a certificate of participation and label their plants so that they can find their pot when they came back each weekend to water their plants and watch them grow at Festival Plaza’s indoor Green House.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today, is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 countries in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organisation to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. .

About Dubai Festival City Mall

Dubai Festival City Mall is one of the major shopping destinations in Dubai. With over 400 outlets, the mall is home to IKEA, renowned fashion brands like Zara, H&M, Coach, Kate Spade and for the first time in the Middle East, luxury Singaporean department store, Robinsons.

The dining destination offers iconic waterfront Dining on Festival Bay, 56 restaurants and cafés, the largest Food Court in Dubai and is first to market F&B concepts like Sugar Factory, Tortilla, and the Middle East’s only Hard Rock Café. The entertainment venue offers a 7-star 18-Screen Novo Cinemas with 4D IMAX, Fabyland, a 70,000 sq. ft. family entertainment centre and Festival City’s newest addition, the global attraction IMAGINE. IMAGINE, the two-time record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, plays live every night on the iconic Festival Bay and is free for all visitors.

About Festival Plaza

Opened in December 2019, Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s latest local community shopping project in the South of Dubai. The huge retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the upcoming Wasl Gate community.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including IKEA, M&S and a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket. These stores are joined by over 120 others, as well as complimented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering, family entertainment Kids Club and over 2,300 parking spaces.

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