Dubai Festival City Brings the Holiday Cheer to Dubai Visitors and Residents


From attractive property deals and sports activities, to family staycations and Three-Michelin Star culinary, Dubai Festival City has something special for everyone

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: With many of us unable to travel this year, Dubai Festival City, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s fully integrated mega project, is bringing the holiday cheer during this festive season with a wide range of attractive deals across its comprehensive residential, retail and hotel offerings for guests to live, shop and stay. So you don’t near to stray too far from home to get in the festive spirit! 


Property Sales & Rent

Customers purchasing a three-bedroom property at Marsa Plaza will be offered an Al-Futtaim Gift Card with a balance of up to AED 25,000, as well as a one-month free family membership at Al Areesh Club. Those renting an apartment at Marsa Plaza or Al Badia will be offered Al-Futtaim Gift Cards with a balance of up to AED 5,000, in addition to a 30% discount on the annual Al Areesh Club membership.


Winter Football Camps

In an effort to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle among its communities, Al-Futtaim has partnered with the International Football Academy (IFA) to offer Winter Football Camps, an award-winning junior football coaching programme for children aged between 6 and 14. Running from 13 to 31st December 2020, the Winter Football Camps will be run by UEFA qualified coaches and will be open Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 pm at rates starting AED  125 per class or AED 500 per week. 20% discount will be offered to Dubai Festival City residents. 

Speedo Swimming Camps 

From 13 to 31st December 2020, Dubai Festival City will be hosting Speedo Swimming Camps at Al Areesh Club every Sunday to Thursday from 3 pm to 7 pm at rates starting AED 100 per class or AED 475 per week. 


Festive Joy at Dubai Festival City Mall

Looking to visit a destination to give you the Christmas joy and smiles? Everyone needs a season to remember and Dubai Festival City Mall’s Festive Experience is the place to be for the biggest and most magical free festive experience with all that you can imagine wrapped in one location. 

For the third year in a row with a setup spread across Festival Bay, the Festive Experience will be themed around this magical season and provide visitors with an unforgettable festive experience. The Festive Experience will enchant guests to 29th December, 4pm to 10 pm from Sunday to Wednesday and 4pm to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday with mostly free highlights including a festive maze, enchanted polar bear valley, sing-a-longs, live performances, Cookie decorating and slime workshops and of course no festive experience is complete without a Santa’s Grotto. 



It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Intercontinental Dubai – Festival City. Family packages start from AED 499 per night and include a fully appointed Toys R Us suite with toys, essentials, and educational products for babies and children. Families can enjoy festive gifts, complimentary upgrade to a suite, and complimentary breakfast. In addition, guests will receive a shopping voucher to spend at Dubai Festival City Mall with up to 30% discount on dining on offer. 

Food and Beverages

Enhance your celebrations and impress your guests this Festive season. Grace your table with authentic French delicacies by the renowned three Michelin Star Chef Pierre Gagnaire. 


  • Afternoon Tea at Choix par Pierre Gagnaire, InterContinental Hotel Dubai Festival City -01 to 31 December 2020, 12 pm – 5 pm
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Thursday, 24 December 2020, 7 pm – 11:30 pm
  • Christmas Eve Dinner at Sirocco, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City – Thursday, 24 December 2020, 6:30 pm – 11 pm


  • Christmas Brunch at Anise, InterContinental Dubai Festival City – Friday, 25 December 2020, 1 pm – 4 pm
  • The Festive Picnic Pantry Brunch at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City – Friday, 25 December 2020, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
  • Christmas Brunch at Sirocco, Holiday Inn Dubai Festival City – Friday, 25 December 2020, 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Christmas Dinner at Belgian Café Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City – Friday, 25 December 2020, 1 pm – 4 pm

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 the recently opened 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 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 across 25 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 organisation 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.