Connect With Fellow Book Lovers This June At The Festival Plaza Book Club


Dubai: For those looking to rekindle their love for literature and the reading experience, look no further as Festival Plaza, part of Al-Futtaim Malls is excited to announce the fourth installment of its free-to-attend book club on Saturday 26th June at KARE. Held on the last Saturday of each month from 10:30am, the Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali book club in partnership with Booktopia offers a selection of must-read books, appearances from acclaimed authors and guest speakers as well as a host of literary events. Plus, those who attend can look forward to a range of exclusive offers at the mall but be quick as seats are limited.

Leading the book club this month is TV Presenter, Author, and Editor – Sarah Hedley Hymers and Divyata Rajaram, Author of ‘If You Only Knew Me’ – a psychological thriller that was featured at the 11th Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature 2019 in Dubai. During the morning, club members will be able to indulge in a selection of refreshments as they share their thoughts with fellow passionate readers on ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman. Plus, those joining the club for the first time will receive a special goody bag filled with a range of treats from KARE and Booktopia where they will be able to enjoy 20% off at the popular bookstore. And for those who have little ones, why not sign them up to their very own book club at Booktopia, which is sure to keep them entertained.  
So, for people looking to embrace reading or perhaps meet new friends, why not join this new community book club at Festival Plaza. Simply sign up here to attend the next session on Saturday 26th June from 10:30am, which will take place at KARE store on the ground floor of Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali. Those who download the Festival Rewards app will also be able to enjoy a range of promotions at stores including Al Jaber, KARE, Marks & Spencer, Optix and more – all located at the mall.

Located at Jebel Ali, Festival Plaza is within close proximity of Al Furjan and Jebel Ali Village as well as minutes away from Marina, The Palm, JLT, Jumeirah Park and Islands, Tecom and Discovery Gardens. Festival Plaza offers a complimentary shuttle bus service every 20 minutes from Energy and Ibn Batutta Metro Stations, as well as Ibn Battuta RTA bus station, making it easier than ever to get to and from the mall. Whilst a hala pick up point is located outside the community mall entrance. 

About Festival Plaza:

Opened in December 2019, Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s latest local community shopping project. The huge retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the upcoming Wasl Gate community. Bringing to life a new and exciting growth corridor, South Dubai, the project will appeal mainly to the nearby communities including Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including IKEA, M&S, ACE,  a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s Health clinic – Tashafi & Lutetia. 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, dining and entertainment 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 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.