Celebrate, Win and Save: Festival Plaza Mall Commemorates the UAE’s 50th National Day with Exciting Activities and Offers for All


From themed entertainment to endless shopping and dining options as well as exciting prizes to be won, the destination is all set to commemorate the historic day.

Dubai, UAE: Al-Futtaim’s Festival Plaza Mall, a hotspot located in Dubai’s Jebel Ali neighbourhood, will be hosting a celebratory extravaganza on occasion of the UAE’s 50th National Day from Thursday, December 2 to Saturday, December 4. With themed entertainment, endless shopping, and dining options, as well as exciting prizes to be won, the destination is all set to welcome visitors for the historic event. 

From December 2-4, guests can watch local dance troupe Ayala dancers – an embodiment of Emirati values and heritage – perform at Festival Plaza mall at 4.30pm, 6.30pm and 8.30pm daily in celebration of the spirit of the union. Visitors will delight at the sight of the mall lit up in the colours of the UAE national day flag for the occasion and can get their own flag at the customer service desk and wave along to the tunes!

In an ode to the beautiful art of Arabic calligraphy, guests who spend AED 150 at Festival Plaza mall on the same dates will receive a personalised, limited-edition tote bag with their name from a designated live calligraphy station. All they need to do is verify their receipts from the customer service desk to claim their free, customised tote bag, which is both reusable and environment friendly.

In the lead-up to the big day, as part of a Festival Rewards campaign running from Wednesday, November 24, mallgoers who redeem any vouchers off the Festival Rewards app at Festival Plaza will be eligible to win a total of AED 5,000 in gift cards until Sunday, December 5. Some exclusive offers to look out for:

  • November 24 to December 3: For super delicious eats and a 50% discount on mains from the wok, head to Asia Seven. Street Foods by Punjab Grill is also offering 50% off on curries from the main course menu. Bit of a meat-lover? Famous Dave’s has got you covered with a free dessert with any order of Premium Steak/Famous Steak, a Chocolate Fudge Cake Slice for only AED 9 with every main dish, buy one get one free on the Monster Burger, and one complimentary round of house beverages upon ordering any Feast. Sweet tooth? Dessert Cafe Be.k’s menu will be available at buy two get one free on the highest priced items and 25% off on purchases above AED 100. 

Fashionistas can shop the latest trends at Just Accessories with 25% off on all items and buy one get one free on selected sunglasses.

  • November 25 to December 3: Trendy global fashion and lifestyle brand Mumuso is running a promotion where customers can get a special National Day edition face mask with every AED 69 purchase.
  • November 26 to December 3: At Life Pharmacy, customers will avail an AED 50 voucher on every purchase of AED 200, AED 10 voucher on every AED 100 spent and up to 70% off on selected products—and can also get a free BMI and health screening. Optical store Optivision is offering customers up to 90% off on selected items.

Commenting on the UAE National Day Celebrations, Genevieve Colaco, Regional General Manager, Marketing & Customer Experience at Al-Futtaim Malls said: “We invite all members of the family in our community and beyond to visit us this UAE National Day and check out what Festival Plaza has in store for everyone. There are plenty of prizes up for grabs and non-stop entertainment for all ages, making us the go-to destination to celebrate 50 years of the UAE.” 

With the EXPO just 15 mins away from Festival Plaza, the mall offers a complimentary shuttle bus service every hour from the mall to the EXPO where visitors can catch a free ride without the hassle of parking. There are also a variety of exciting offers for EXPO employees and ticket holders to avail at the mall. A hala pick up point is also located outside the community mall entrance for shoppers who are not driving in, that is convenient for booked taxis. Festival Plaza also offers a convenient Drive Through PCR testing centre with Health Hub Clinic– you can also receive exclusive discounts in the mall if you have used the PCR Drive through centre at Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali.

About Festival Plaza

Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s local community mall. The retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the Wasl Gate community. Bringing to life and convenience to the South Dubai, the mall will appeal to communities including Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi. Conveniently located off Exit 25 on Sheikh Zayed Road South bound or Exit 22 North bound.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including largest IKEA in the region, Marks & Spencer, ACE, a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s Health clinic – Health Hub & Lutetia. The recently launched Volvo Mall Studio also adds the community offering along with Sedar, Flower Box and Community Pharmacy. The neighbourhood destination is also host to the second and biggest IKEA store in Dubai, spread over a huge 30,000 square metres with an added focus on sustainability and an international training centre for IKEA employees.

These stores are joined by over an additional 120 others, as well as complimented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering and over 2,300 parking spaces. With a multitude of retail and dining options, Festival Plaza serves as a convenient and family lifestyle mall easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road, fifteen minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a few minutes away from RTA Energy Metro Station.

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 33,000 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.