Dubai, UAE: In line with its vision of bringing the community into all that it does and under the #FestivalCares initiative, back in September Festival Plaza installed a special Tree of Knowledge Book share point at the mall for shoppers to donate their books and school supplies. After just two months, the community mall, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, has donated more than 1,600 to Red Crescent to donate to children in need.
In collaboration with Red Crescent, Festival Plaza continues to collect any and all old reading books, along with school supplies such as school text books, unused notebooks and useable material that can be shared and passed on to children in need. The Festival Plaza Tree of Knowledge Book Share program will continue to run and book donations will happen every quarter to create a channel of continuous giving from its community to other communities in need.
The partnership with the Red Crescent comes under the umbrella of Festival Cares, Al-Futtaim Malls’ CSR program that looks to engage with communities, support tenants and retailers and connect with customers. Emirates Red Crescent is a volunteer humanitarian organization that supports official authorities in times of peace and war.
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.
Look out for more ways to help donate to those in need through Festival Plaza and #FestivalCares in the coming days.
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 – Tashafi & 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.
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.
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.