Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate rolls out vaccination drive for its employees and their families


Over 3000 employees vaccinated including the entire leadership team

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: In a move to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate today announced the completion of its vaccination drive for 3,800 employees and their families to safeguard their health. In partnership with a Health Care firm and cooperation with the UAE government, the widespread programme rolled out to offer the vaccines free of charge to all its citizens and residents. The Group’s human resources team took a lead in coordinating efforts and managing the vaccination drive under the umbrella of “Festival Cares’’, a comprehensive platform to reach out to the communities, support tenants and connect on an emotional level with our customers. The vaccination was given to employees across the various locations of the organisation including offices and labour camps. 

As a socially conscious company of the UAE, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate considers the fight against this pandemic its primary responsibilities. Therefore, the vaccination drive was organised to protect its community and support the governments larger goals of providing exceptional services and care towards the UAE citizens and residents. 

Before the drive, the Group conducted a vaccination willingness survey amongst their employees to gage the interest which revealed that majority were planning to take the vaccination showcasing their commitment towards their health and community at large.

With the help of this vaccination drive, the company can better support the health and well-being of its employees, their families and other stakeholders. The Group remains fully committed to follow all social distancing guidelines and other important preventative measures and urges all its stakeholders to adhere to the necessary protocols issued by the UAE health authorities.

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About Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate:

The real estate development and operations arm of Al-Futtaim, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is responsible for the origination, conception, development, procurement and construction of mega projects and the leasing and operation of these projects after completion.

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate develops and operates an extensive multi-million-dollar portfolio of individual corporate real estate and investment assets across the Middle East and North Africa region.

The current flagship mixed-use urban communities under the Festival City brand are Dubai Festival City, Cairo Festival City and Doha Festival City.

Dubai Festival City and Cairo Festival City are fully integrated communities which have been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential and commercial accommodation, educational institutions and five-star hotels to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.

About Dubai Festival City:

Dubai Festival City is an established mixed-use destination developed by Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, which has been designed to capture the cosmopolitan and rich spirit of Dubai. Featuring alongside a 3.3-kilometre creek, Dubai Festival City is a fully integrated mega project which has been carefully master planned to offer a superior lifestyle destination with outstanding facilities, comprising residential (Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences and Al Badia Hillside) and commercial space (Festival Tower) and educational institutions (Universal American School and Deira International School), and a family-friendly sports and social destination (Al Areesh Club).

Within Dubai Festival City sits the landmark 2.5million sq. ft urban retail destination, Dubai Festival City Mall – home to Guinness World Record holder and cutting-edge daily attraction, IMAGINE as well as IKEA and the only Hard Rock Café in the Middle East. The mall also offers almost 400 world class retailers, 75 restaurants – many of which feature waterfront dining and some of Dubai’s most photographed sunset vistas. 

Additionally, Dubai Festival City also encompasses two five-star hotels – Intercontinental Dubai Festival City and Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City and Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City to fully complement the signature retail, leisure and entertainment proposition.

A sought-after destination for residents, investors and stakeholders, Dubai Festival City delivers exceptional lifestyle experiences that have shaped the real estate landscape and continues to reinforce Dubai’s position as a global hub for business, education, tourism, leisure and entertainment. 

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About Al-Futtaim:

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 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 organization 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.