- Majid Al Futtaim Malls to host a series of engaging, family-friendly activities to bring the community together to celebrate the past of the UAE and look forward to the future
- Mall of the Emirates will be showcasing some of the UAE’s most memorable moments captured in photograph – charting the nation’s evolving history.
- City Centre Mirdif invited young talent to showcase from their personal inspirations and interpretations of their love for the UAE through an interactive art exhibition
- City Centre Deira will showcase through its National Day booth how the UAE has and will change in the future
- City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif to reward mall visitors celebrating National Day with the chance to win 49,000 SHARE points DAILY
Dubai, UAE, 2 December 2020: Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira are calling on members of the community to come together to celebrate UAE National Day with a selection of artful tributes to the Emirates’ achievements, culture, history and future vision.
Visitors to Mall of the Emirates can feast their eyes on an interactive exhibit in the Central Galleria showcasing the UAE’s most memorable moments captured in photograph -charting the nation’s history. The stand also features the opportunity to share your own images with others through social media that can be displayed on the stand through an interactive screen by using the #OurNationsStory.
On December 5, The Theatre — located at level 2 at Mall of the Emirates — will also be transformed into a special space dedicated to talented local artists who will serenade visiting friends and families with songs capturing the UAE’s history and heritage. Big Hass, the Saudi musician and radio personality, will MC the event.
A variety of workshops with unique themes will be hosted to engage the whole family and help them indulge in a true Emirati experience at City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira. At City Centre Mirdif the workshops include Arabic calligraphy workshops, UAE themed mug painting, fun Caricature drawings and postage stamp colouring.
In collaboration with Akaas Visual arts, City Centre Mirdif has already hosted local artists, providing them the opportunity to reimagine the City Centre brand’s famous “C”. Working together with the artists the City Centre Brand helped them to realise their vision, in the artistic medium of their choice, drawing from their personal inspirations and interpretations of their love for the UAE.
At City Centre Deira, the celebrations will be enlivened by a visually attractive booth that is inspired by the mission to Mars and the journey of the UAE along with family-friendly workshops and activities designed to provide truly immersive Emirati experiences for mall visitors. These activities include arts & crafts and taking pictures with a real falcon. There will also be live shows including an Arabian parade featuring professional performers.
Making National Day even more rewarding, from 26 November to 3 December, visitors to both City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Deira will also be given the opportunity to enter a special draw and get the chance to win 49,000 SHARE points. To enter the draw, mall visitors simply have to spend AED 200 at any of the mall’s shops or F&B outlets.
Food Central, City Centre Deira’s new culinary experience and a place where international cooking is celebrated will be offering special promotions for 49aed enabling you and your family to dine together for less.
Fuad Sharaf, Managing Director of UAE Shopping Malls at Majid Al Futtaim commented: “We at Majid Al Futtaim are happy to be celebrating UAE National Day across our malls. The UAE has always been home to many cultures and nationalities and it is very heart-warming to see all those cultures joining together with us in sharing their love for the UAE and what this country means to them as we look towards the future”.
To find out more about the malls’ National Day events and engagements, please follow the malls’ respective digital platforms — including our Instagram and Facebook pages — and visit their websites.
About Majid Al Futtaim
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 16 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 27 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 300 outlets and an online store.
Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens and 34 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai, Dreamscape and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde and LEGO. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management.
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