This DSF The World renowned Chinese State Circus checks in to Dubai Festival City

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Festival Centre kicks off Dubai Shopping Festival with a variety of exclusive and breathtaking entertainment for the whole family

chinese-circus2 Festival Centre, the heart of Dubai Festival City and one of the region’s most exciting retail, dining and entertainment destinations, continues to be the hub of festivity and celebration. Already recognised as Dubai’s ideal venue for world-class events, Festival Centre partners this year with Dubai Shopping Festival in binging on stage one of the most thrilling performances ever – the internationally renowned Chinese State Circus.

Unmatched for spectacle and excitement, the incomparable Chinese State Circus will bring to Festival Centre a 90-minute action packed show that will keep the audience on the edge of their seats. Suitable for all the family, highlights of the show include: the spectacular big banners, high-speed acrobatics of the hoop divers; traditional plate spinning; the ancient art of Chinese jar juggling manipulating heavy earthenware pots and jaw-dropping hand-balancing. The show would not be complete without the amazing Lion Dance and the famous Shaolin Warriors, but many more exciting surprises are to be discovered. The Chinese State Circus will perform daily from January 15th to February 15th at 6PM and 9PM, with the exception of Mondays.
chinese-circus “Dubai Shopping Festival has secured an international standing and reputation over the years and represents a significant part of Dubai’s shopping and entertainment calendar,” said Tom Miles, Senior General Manager Retail, Dubai Festival City. “Once again Festival Centre becomes the heart of celebrations, showcasing a variety of spectacular shows and performances. Exclusive to Festival Centre, the Chinese State Circus will bring exhilarating shows designed to thrill and entertain.”

Mohammed Al Kamali, Sponsorship Manager at DSF Office said, “Dubai Festival City’s attractions during DSF 2009 will be a colourful addition to the festival’s calendar of events. From 15th of January till 15th of February, Dubai will be the stage for the most exciting and amazing event in the region. With more than 150 events, a bundle of unbelievable promotions and discounts, and unbelievable prizes to be won, DSF 2009 will be a season on its own.”

Throughout DSF, Festival Centre will also be adorned with a lavish display of decorations designed specifically for DSF.  Other fun activities and events will include a Street Fair with thrilling rides, displayed along the Marina Promenade; the already popular Thursday Rhythm Nights drumming challenge led by masters Lawrence and Mark; the Festive Floating Stage, a newly launched venue for performances, that will be located on Festival Marina and will host daily musical and theatrical acts.

Shoppers will be rewarded with a sales promotion that offers them the chance to win three Toyota FJ Cruiser automobiles for every 300 Dhs spent in the Centre and double chances for shopping in stores located in Trade Routes and Gold Marketplace – for details please visit any Concierge Desk at Festival Centre.

festival-square Tickets for the Chinese State Circus can be purchased directly from the Box Offices located at Festival Centre or online from www.TimeOutTickets.com or the Time Out Tickets Hotline 800 4669. Three different ticket types are available: VIP 150 Dhs, Grandstand 100 Dhs and Regular 50 Dhs.

Additional information about DSF activities at Festival Centre can be obtained from:
www.festivalcentre.com
Concierge at Festival Centre
Tel: 04 2325444; 04 3750505; 04 3750503; 0403750502.

About Dubai Festival City

Dubai Festival City is an Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate development project. Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate is part of Al-Futtaim Group, one of the region’s most progressive businesses with more than 80 years operating experience in Asia, Africa and Europe. Dubai Festival City is a world-class waterfront mixed-use urban community encompassing the finest, easily accessible shopping, dining, entertainment, homes, schools, hotels, offices and leisure in one place.

Dubai Festival City covers 1300 acres and stretches 3 kilometres along the historic Dubai Creek. It epitomizes the thriving and visionary spirit of Dubai. This self-contained metropolis will be the centrepiece of the new Dubai – a progressive urban community offering a lifestyle unmatched in terms of luxury, comfort, exclusivity, convenience, and value.

Festival Centre, a landmark 2.8 million square foot urban retail resort forms the epicentre of Dubai Festival City and promises to be one of the UAE’s most exciting retail, dining and leisure attractions.  Festival Centre offers an unsurpassed selection of international and local retail brands, an eclectic mix of restaurants and cafés, including the largest al fresco dining experience in the UAE, as well as a rich variety of entertainment options all within an architectural masterpiece.  The shopping centre is connected via the Marina Promenade to three international hotels, an Event Centre and the luxury Festival Marina which will dramatically transform the retail and tourism landscape of Dubai.

In addition Dubai Festival City comprises 8 international hotels, residential communities, two international schools, business parks, automotive showrooms, an 18-hole championship golf course and Four Seasons Golf Club.

For more information, please contact:
Irina Ionascu
PR & Media Relations Executive
Festival Centre
P O Box 126027
Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Email: irina.ionascu@festivalcentre.com

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