Family-Friendly Shopping and Entertainment Destination Arabian Center Welcomes Back-to-School Season with Fun-Filled Surprises


Back to School at Arabian Center will be an excitement-filled bonanza with plenty of surprises and sales on offer

Families can stock up on classroom must-haves and take advantage of some of the year’s biggest discounts

Dubai, UAE: Arabian Center, one of Dubai’s most popular shopping and entertainment destinations located off Airport Road, is celebrating back-to-school season with families until September 4th with fun-filled activations throughout Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS). Featuring a host of activities, mega sales and more, it is one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year! 

Back to School at Arabian Center will be an excitement-filled bonanza with plenty of surprises on offer. From virtual reality games and experiences to old-school favourites and interactive games such as Tic-Tac-Toe, Four in a Row, and Hopscotch, the mall will also be hosting kids’ workshops where younger ones can get creative. Plus, arcade developers Trigger Games are bringing families Buzz Wire and Jenga; meanwhile, parents can enjoy shopping and dining, while kiddies and teens check out all the action at the Night Court area.

Visitors will also be in with a chance to win a weekly prize of AED 500, as part of Arabian Center’s Back to School activation. 

David Huesser, Director – Asset Management, Al Futtaim Malls said: “We are excited to host our back-to-school celebration. We invite parents and little ones to join us at the mall for an incredible entertainment line-up, activities for kids of all ages, competitions, and lots more. It is a wonderful opportunity for the whole family to get together and enjoy a day out before heading back to the classroom.” 

Families can also stock up on classroom must-haves before the new academic term and take advantage of some of the year’s biggest discounts, with slashed prices across a variety of brands. During the citywide Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), a wide selection of stores across Arabian Center is offering a huge range of offers to help students of all ages fill up their school bags and pick out a new wardrobe.

About Arabian Center:

Family-friendly shopping and entertainment destination Arabian Center is home to 200+ retail stores, ranging from clothing, home furnishings, electronics and jewellery, to perfumes, fashion accessories and family entertainment, including a 100,000+ square foot Lulu Hypermarket, a first-of-its-kind fully digital eight-screen cinema, leading restaurants and cafés, a spacious food court, banks, medical centres, and much more. A one-stop day out for the whole family, the mall boasts Arabian-inspired architecture within a modern setting. 

Located off Airport Road, the shopping mall sprawls a total site area of more than 80,000 square metres over two levels, with 1,500 parking spaces available. Arabian Center can be reached via Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, making it easily accessible for visitors from all emirates and communities. The mall opened in 2009 and is currently managed by PLEX Management Services, Al-Futtaim Malls’ newly launched asset management division.

About Al-Futtaim Malls:

Al-Futtaim Malls provides development and asset management expertise, specializing in building retail-led super regional malls in prime locations across MENA and beyond. With a proven track record of creating both sustainable revenue growth and value enhancement for tenants, Al-Futtaim Malls delivers exceptional experiences and exciting shopping environments for customers. 

Part of the Al-Futtaim Group, Al-Futtaim Malls leadership team brings more than 30 years of experience and a deep understanding and knowledge of the retail sector, both from a shopper’s point of view but as curators of space or landlords to other brands. The company has a directly managed portfolio including over 9 million sqft of retail space across four malls in the MENA region and two under development. Malls under the Al-Futtaim Malls portfolio include Dubai Festival City Mall and Festival Plaza in the UAE, Cairo Festival City Mall in Egypt and Doha Festival City in Qatar.

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.