Al-Futtaim ACE’s Sustainable New Greenhouse Launches At Festival Plaza

Shopping for outdoor plants is no longer something you need to save for your winter bucket list; Al-Futtaim ACE’s Greenhouse in Festival Plaza is breaking new ground in the region

A first-of-its-kind space in the UAE, the innovative temperature-controlled greenhouse is a one-stop-shop for all indoor and outdoor plants, plant accessories, and garden essentials.

Maintained at a tropical 30 degrees, the indoor garden spans 3,000 square feet and is home to an exciting array of over 2,000 must-have gardening products. Gardening enthusiasts can look forward to 1,100 potting and planting accessories, 450 lawn and garden care tools, 300 garden decorative pieces, 350 garden watering products, and 60 garden storage solutions.

Featuring a range of perennial and seasonal plants, customers can explore fruit trees, flowers, succulents, herbs, seasonal plants, cacti, and more. Those looking to turn their garden into the ultimate sanctuary can shop a range of ornaments including lighting, pots, bird baths, and tiled ornaments to name a few.

With world-class brands like Gardena, Bosch, Makita, and Black & Decker in the spotlight, ACE has everything a gardening enthusiast is looking for.

Combining sustainability and inventive technology, the greenhouse promises comfortable temperatures and humidity levels throughout the year.

Stay tuned for budding new concepts at ACE Festival Plaza

Gardening hobbyists of all levels can look forward to the launch of a potting station at the greenhouse in September 2021.

And that’s not all – ACE’s Greenhouse also has exciting plans for a Plant Hotel, where customers can leave their plants while they travel. Tying into the brand’s mission to be “the helpful place”, coming home to parched plants after a trip will be a thing of the past with ACE’s creative solution.

A behind-the-scenes look at ACE Festival Plaza’s new greenhouse

Working with architects, structural consultants, MEP designers, and experts in greenhouse concepts and hydroponics solutions; ACE’s greenhouse is a feat of engineering that is aligned with authority regulations.

The enclosed temperature and humidity-controlled greenhouse is maintained at a comfortable 30 degrees celsius, perfect for outdoor plants.

The greenhouse’s heat sensors are automatically activated if the temperature crosses 30 degrees. In order to maintain the climate-controlled environment, the greenhouse has cooling pads on one side and exhaust fans on the other. This sophisticated system creates an air flow that the plants need to thrive.

What about humidity? That’s controlled too. Once the humidity reaches 70% in the greenhouse, a misting system is activated to reduce the overall humidity to allow shoppers to enjoy cooler temperatures.

The water within the cooling pad wall is recycled in a reservoir at the base and is then pumped back up to the top to be reused in the cooling process.

This sustainable process is designed to use water mindfully, making the greenhouse ideal for shoppers and the environment.

Mirroring nature’s cooling process, ACE uses evaporative cooling technology in its greenhouse. This type of low-energy, eco-friendly technology ensures that the air in the greenhouse is always fresh. Here’s a look at how it works.

Water is circulated through a pump station and supplied to the top of the cooling pad. The water then flows down the evaporative cooling pad’s corrugated surface and part of it is evaporated by the warm, dry air that passes through the pad. The air that leaves the pad is, as a result, cooled and humidified simultaneously without the need for an external energy supply to support the evaporation process. The rest of the water assists in washing the pad and is drained back to the pump station to start the process all over again.

Always a helpful place, ACE Festival Plaza’s resident experts can guide gardening beginners and enthusiasts through its new section.

About Al Futtaim-ACE: Since 1924, ACE has been the world’s local home improvement store

committed to delivering quality, friendly and helpful service. Established in UAE in 1991 by the

Al-Futtaim group, ACE now trades across nine locations in the UAE, including its flagship

stores in Dubai Festival City and Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

As part of ACE’s commitment to providing exemplary customer service, and in keeping with

global ACE standards, each of our stores are certified as ‘ACE Helpful’. This means that

our customers are sure to find more than just products at ACE – they will find knowledgeable

experts who are keen to offer support and specialized advice across all categories in-store.

All ACE stores in the UAE offer a wide selection of outdoor & garden, DIY & tools, electronics, homeware, electrical & security, car, paints, pets, and kids. With more than 50,000 products, ACE features world-class brands such as Karcher, Dyson, Broil King, Bosch, 3M, Gardena and more.

ACE also has a popular value range that offers everyday items at competitive prices.

With several stores across Dubai, find ACE in Dubai Festival City, Town Centre in Jumeirah, Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Festival Plaza, Nakheel Mall in Palm Jumeirah, Sheikh Zayed Road, and Motor City. ACE’s Abu Dhabi stores are on Yas Island and Mina Road. It also has stores in Bawadi Mall in Al Ain and Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.