Children from MakeAWishUAE and their families treated to a special meeting

with Santa Claus at Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland

 To celebrate the season of goodwill, Ski Dubai partnered with the Make-A-Wish® UAE to grant the holiday wishes of children with critical illnesses. Ten children and their parents created festive family moments at Ski Dubai’s Winter Wonderland, where they enjoyed a special visit with Santa Claus and playing in real snow.

Ski Dubai has been transformed into a picture-perfect Winter Wonderland this holiday season with a snow-clad forest where families can enjoy a range of festive activities and meet Santa Claus and his elves. Guests can also watch movies at Snow Cinema by VOX Cinemas, which is screening family-friendly festive films including The Grinch, Frozen 2 and Daddy’s Home 2 as well as recent releases such as The Witches, Knives Out and The Call of the Wild.

Cameron Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer at Majid Al Futtaim Cinemas and Majid Al Futtaim Leisure & Entertainment, said, “At Majid Al Futtaim, our vision is to create great moments for everyone, every day and we were proud to partner with Make-A-Wish® UAE, which provides a vital service and creates life-changing experiences for deserving children and their families. In keeping with the season’s spirit of generosity and goodwill, Ski Dubai was delighted to bring joy and happiness to these families at this special time of year and give them the opportunity to create magical memories at Winter Wonderland.”

Hani Al Zubaidi Chief Executive Officer at Make-A-Wish® UAE added, “We were proud to partner with Majid Al Futtaim once again to grant the wishes of children and their families. When a wish comes true, it gives children strength and hope and, we are extremely grateful to Ski Dubai for allowing the children and their parents to create special holiday memories to cherish for years to come.”

The Make-A-Wish® UAE grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since being established in 2010 under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Bint Mohamed Bin Saif Al Nahyan, the Make-A-Wish® UAE has granted more than 4,600 wishes for children with critical illnesses, brining happiness and joy to the children and their families and loved ones.

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 16 international markets, employing more than 44,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 27 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 300 outlets.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens and 37 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai, Dreamscape and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde and LEGO. 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.