Festival Plaza Celebrates one year since opening with daily cash prizes


The local community mall is giving away prizes worth over half a million AED

Dubai, UAE: It’s been one year since Festival Plaza started operation in Jebel Ali, minutes away from Marina, Tecom and Barsha South. Since then, it has opened 23 new retail outlets, including ACE Hardware along with Al Futtaim Clinic’s premium branch, Tashafi for family medicine and Lutetia for all your cosmetology needs. Additionally, a brand-new Daiso has just opened doors early December. Now the community mall wants to give back to the people that helped build the community – YOU! 

To celebrate the people that matter most to them, Festival Plaza is launching the CommYOUnity Festival. Kicking off on 10th December until 31st January, the festival will be 45 days of gifts, cash rewards and activations for shoppers to offer them a totally new store experience. 

To celebrate its regular shoppers, Festival Plaza is calling all visitors to visit its giant gift box in a campaign called ‘Gifting You’, located on the ground floor of Festival Plaza in Jebel Ali which will be counting down each day at different times of the day. Shoppers must scan the QR Code on the screen and participate in a time-based fun game before the countdown runs out of time to avail a prize! Prizes range from cash credit on the Festival Rewards app – AED 300,000 will be given away as cash credit through the celebration period through the Gift Box! 

Elsewhere in the mall, shoppers will have the opportunity to become the face of the celebrations! Guests can get their picture taken in the Mall and have their face projected on screens within the mall, every night during the anniversary celebration. Guests will receive a link to share pictures of their new-found five minutes of fame!

Speaking ahead of the CommYOUnity Festival, Jeffrey Laski, General Manager at Festival Plaza had this to say: “We are a destination that is part of a brand that stands for community, so we were always going to go all out for our one-year anniversary to celebrate our community. We can’t think of a better way to mark the occasion than by giving back to the people that have made our inaugural year such a successful one – our customers. We will continue to provide daily exceptional experiences for our customers as they celebrate with us in a safe and convenient environment.”

Everyone will have a chance to win with mini celebrations taking place across the mall as Festival Plaza celebrates its most valued shoppers. 

Festival Plaza, opened in 2019, covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination. The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores and hosts the second and biggest IKEA store in Dubai, concept Lulu Hypermarket store, which is the first of its kind, Marks & Spencer, flagship KARE store and recently opened ACE Hardware. The retailers are complimented by a multitude of dining and entertainment options as well such as Famous Daves and their famous BBQ, Peppermill, Grain of Salt, Sumo Sushi and more. Adding to the specialty stores, Daiso, Booktopia and Du are amongst some of the new additions that will find their home at Festival Plaza this December making it even more community friendly and a one stop shop for you and your family. 

With convenience at its heart, Festival Plaza also launched a free shuttle bus from the Energy Metro Station and the Ibn Battuta Metro Station and RTA bus station to the mall. The Free shuttle does a loop every 15 minutes to provide a convenient way for public transport commuters to get to and from the shopping center. If you fancy a taxi, a dedicated Hala taxi pickup point was also launched in the summer making it easier for shoppers to hail a ride. To add to all things new, the Festival Rewards app was also launched in September giving shoppers a whole host of offers to enjoy across a selection of brands at both Festival Plaza and Dubai Festival City Mall. Some of the participating brands include much-loved retailers such as Marks & Spencer to restaurants like Peppermill, Blu Intelligent, Toys R Us, Zaatar w Zeit and Al Jabar Optical. 

The App is free to download and has offers featured including deals such as 20% off at Al Jaber Optical, 25% off at Optix 20/20, 45% off on diamonds and pearls at Jawhara Jewellry, Buy one get one free at Art of Shaving and Super Care Pharmacy. Offers are constantly added so make sure to check the Festival Rewards app, available to download from the Google store and Apple app store, before you head over to help celebrate. 

About Festival Plaza:

Opened in December 2019, Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s latest local community shopping centre. 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 a new and exciting growth corridor, South Dubai, the shopping centre appeals mainly to the nearby communities including Jebel Ali Village, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina, Tecom, Palm Jumeirah and South bound from Umm Suqueim and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including IKEA, M&S and a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket.and newly opened ACE Hardware. 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, family entertainment Kids Club 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 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 29 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.