This festive season, Festival Plaza unveils a life-size Advent Calendar with daily prizes, a giant Pile of Presents to unwrap and win, and magical Santa’s Grotto!


Festival Plaza has got everyone covered with incredible Christmas-themed installations, endless opportunities to win prizes from IKEA, ACE, Toys R Us and more, and the ultimate fun way to celebrate each festive day

Dubai, UAE: Festival Plaza Jebal Ali, the community mall part of Al-Futtaim Malls, has set the scene and ready for the most remarkable festive season yet. Decked out in reds, greens and beautiful ornaments, the mall is bringing out so much more with an array of activities, competitions and Instagrammable installations perfect for the whole family. 

Unveiling a life-size advent calendar this joyous season, Festival Plaza visitors have the chance to win various prizes from the installation located near elevators to IKEA on the first floor, from now until 24th December.  Spend AED 300 and register at the customer service desk to enter a daily draw to be the winner of the day. All winners will be invited down on 24th December to pick their prizes from the life size advent calendar making this festive season all the more merrier!

Speaking of gifts, watch out for the Pile of Presents in partnership with Dubai 92, and snap a picture of the installation tagging @dubaifestivalplaza and @dubai92 to be invited back on 23rd December to unwrap and win the enormous presents from IKEA, ACE, Toys R Us, Sedar, Stress Less, Barbie and Hot Wheels from Toys R Us and many more!

Festival Plaza has a lot more in store for its community! Families can visit Santa’s Grotto, beautifully designed to bring about the Christmas spirit. Located next to the IKEA elevators, Santa and his elves will be waiting for littles ones and their family on the weekends of 17-18 Dec and 24-25 December. Write letters to Santa and drop them in the mailboxes at the grotto to have your wishes come true. 

The fun doesn’t end there. It’s time to dust off your ugly Christmas sweaters and celebrate with the community! Come down with your family in your favourite Christmas jumpers on 23rd December and play games and win loads of prizes from retailers at Festival Plaza with Dubai 92. 

Finally, enjoy some good old, jolly tunes by Festival Plaza’s carollers throughout the month.  

So, join us to celebrate Christmas and its magic at Festival Plaza!

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, ACE, a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s health clinic – Health Hub & Lutetia. Adding to the community offering are the Volvo Mall Studio, Sedar, the Community Pharmacy along with new additions that will extend the existing portfolio including Champs the sports complex and Kavak, the international pre-owned car platform now in UAE. 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.

About Al-Futtaim Group

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 33,000 employees across 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 Group’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 Group continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day.