Dubai Festival City Mall unveils new expansion

September 27, 2015 | By RetailME Bureau

Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s flagship project Dubai Festival City has opened part of its new expansion at the Festival Square.

The new expansion includes a completely re-designed main atrium, Festival Square and new stores representing some of the world’s most prominent fashion brands and 22 new F&B brands overlooking the creek that will enhance the shopping experience of the mall’s customers.

In June this year, five new stores including Jashanmal, Iconic, Kipling, Cinnabon and Annabelle joined the 25 brands that were opened at the mall a month earlier. According to the plan, upon the completion of its expansion programme by 2016, the mall will have a total of 420 stores.

“Many regional and international retailers have committed a growing number of stores to Dubai Festival City Mall as they are aspiring to expand their retail network alongside our unique waterfront location on the banks of Dubai’s historic Creek,” says Brad Merchant, general manager of the mall.

Amongst the new brands that are part of the expansion between now and 2016 include Massimo Dutti, Dani by Dani K, Kate Spade, Paul, Eataly, The Cheescake Factory, Serendipity 3, Magnolia Bakery,  Sandro, Maje, DVF, Mint Velvet and Zadig & Voltaire.

“We have already opened world’s largest Aldo store in the mall, in addition, we will be housing a new anchor department store brand and family entertainment centre,” adds Merchant.

The F&B outlets and the all-weather waterfront will be a unique differentiator to the mall. Once opened to the public early next year, the 300-metre-long waterfront promenade will feature more than 20 waterfront restaurants overlooking the creek and 50,000 sqft plaza submerged in water. More dining options will be available at the indoor food court, which has undergone a radical makeover.

Saudi-based Al Othaim Group’s ‘FabyLand’, a 70,000 sqft family entertainment centre will feature a wide array of thrilling rides, many other attractions for teenagers and adults alike, including My Town, a new concept that combines entertainment with physical activities for children and toddlers.

Previous Article Next Article



Jean-Luc Graziato, Chief Commercial Officer of Majid Al Futtaim – Retail and Alia Al Harmoodi, Acting CEO of the Environment, Health and Safety Agency

Majid Al Futtaim – Retail, which holds the exclusive franchise to operate 

Continue Reading

February 20, 2024 | By RetailME Bureau
Krishna Dhanak, Managing Director, Alpen Capital

In an exclusive interview Krishna Dhanak, Managing Director, Alpen Capital shared insights 

Continue Reading

February 19, 2024 | By Rupkatha B
Majed M. Al-Tahan, Co-founder & Managing Director, Danube Online

As digital transformation across the retail industry continues to accelerate, the expectations 

Continue Reading

December 19, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Frederic Levy-Perrault, CEO, Al Raya Supermarket

Saudi Arabia-based grocery retail chain Al Raya Supermarket serves over 100,000 customers 

Continue Reading

December 15, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Ahmad AR. BinDawood, Chief Executive Officer, BinDawood Holding

BinDawood Holding has a rich Saudi heritage, spanning over 50 years, 38 

Continue Reading

December 13, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Majid Al Futtaim Retail commits to Collaborative Impact Goals at COP28

Majid Al Futtaim Retail, which owns the exclusive rights to operate Carrefour 

Continue Reading

December 8, 2023 | By Rupkatha B
BinDawood Holding Company earns Honorary Shield for Compliance Excellence

BinDawood Holding Company has earned an Honorary Shield, a distinguished recognition by 

Continue Reading

December 6, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
First Movers Coalition for Food to create up to $20-bn value chain for sustainable farming

The World Economic Forum, with support from the Government of the United 

Continue Reading

December 5, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Food consumption in the GCC to grow at a steady pace

Food consumption in the GCC is set to grow at a CAGR 

Continue Reading

November 29, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Carrefour urges customers to ‘Choose Better’

Carrefour, operated by Majid Al Futtaim in the UAE, has set up 

Continue Reading

November 28, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
GMG opens Monoprix outlet in Abu Dhabi

GMG’s Everyday Goods – Retail division is now expanding into the country’s 

Continue Reading

November 27, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau
Spinneys to open second store in Riyadh’s KAFD in partnership with Al-Hokair Group

Following a partnership deal between food and grocery retailer Spinneys Dubai and 

Continue Reading

November 22, 2023 | By RetailME Bureau

Download Images RetailME Magazine