The Italian-themed shopping mall lines up a plethora of events to join the city-wide celebrations



Step into Mercato to join the “December to Remember” festivities

DSC02201 Mercato has planned a plethora of events to celebrate Eid Al Adha and the National Day of the UAE. The festivities will start next week to mark Eid Al Adha and continue with the National Day of the United Arab Emirates on 2nd December, as Mercato joins the nation in celebrating the 38th anniversary of the union of the seven emirates.

The mall will be fully decorated with the colours of the UAE flag to set the mood for the occasion, which will culminate with various special activities. The Majlis hospitality tent on the ground floor is open from 27th November until 5th December. From 6pm – 10 pm, visitors will be treated to delicious dates and Arabic Ghahwa, while being regaled with classic Arabic tunes played on the oud, tabla & qanoon. At the same time, ladies can enjoy the henna designs activity – available to those who wish to celebrate the occasion with a local touch.

On 1st and 2nd December from 7 pm – 10 pm, a wonderful National Stick Dancers group will be performing traditional Emirati Harbiya & Yola dances and singing melodic phrases praising the union of the emirates.

AAK-2008-12-02at17-03-43Inspired by the precious UAE flag, a national flag made from balloons will be hung from the atrium one week before the UAE National Day. Make sure to be present in the mall on the 2nd December for the count down to release these balloons which will take place at 8:00 pm in celebration of the UAE 38th National Day!  Additionally, the little ones can look forward to the Cup Cake activity!  Children will be greeted with hundreds of mini cupcakes in the shape and colors of the UAE flag.

Additionally, from 26th November to 5th December, the Heritage area on the first floor is an interesting station to visit; showing old Emirati traditional artifacts comes alive in front of you! National merchandise including Yola sticks, UAE flags, weaved goods, and much more will be on sale to buy a little souvenir.

Between 19th November and 19th December, Mercato will have special mall timings from 10am to 12 midnight (Though certain stores may opt to open at 1:30pm on Fridays). Spinneys is open throughout the period from 8am – midnight and the Cinema from 10am to 12 midnight daily.

For further details please contact Mercato Customer Service desk on 04 – 344 4161 or visit

About Mercato:
Mercato – which means “market” in Italian – is the first themed mall in the Middle East and UAE that brings together the choicest of international lifestyle offerings, in addition to many exclusive brands. Based on a distinctive Renaissance architectural concept, Mercato predominantly captures Italian, French and Spanish flavours and artistic characteristics, playing host to regular fairs and festivals from each country.

Events: The first thing a visitor to Mercato notices is the stunning ambience of the mall. In order to highlight the cultural image of the mall, various art exhibitions are constantly on display. Added to this, special occasions like Ramadan, Eid Al Fitr, Eid Al Adha, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Dubai World Cup and Back to School are celebrated through special events and displays. This is, of course, apart from the government initiated promotions like the Dubai Shopping Festival and Dubai Summer Surprises that Mercato always participates in. Year round, there is always something happening in Mercato.

During each promotion, the mall is fully decorated to support the theme of the promotion. With rich décor and vibrant colours, the mall attracts both residents and tourists alike. From stage shows to exhibitions, events and interactive workshops, the mall ensures world class entertainment for the whole family!

Shopping: The mall stands as a prestigious shopping destination in Jumeirah, Dubai that caters to discerning residents and visitors. With many outlets featuring international and exclusive brand names in Fashion and Accessories, Home Décor and Furniture, Restaurants, Cafes, Confectionery, Lifestyle, Leisure and Services, a Supermarket and a 7 Screen Cinema, Mercato is a one stop shopping destination that embodies the concept of ‘The Good Life’ in every way.

PrivilegePlus Loyalty Programme: To reward loyal customers, Mercato’s loyalty programme, called PrivilegePlus, offers special benefits and mega prizes to its members. The program offers discounts in many outlets in the mall as well as giving the chance to win valuable prizes like prize hampers and vouchers from tenants, monthly overseas holidays and a brand new Peugeot every 6 months.

TravellersPlus Programme: Conveniently located in the heart of the Jumeirah Beach Road, Mercato receives many tourists who are staying nearby in one of Dubai’s many exclusive beachside resorts.

The Mall offers Free Shuttle Bus services to select four & five star hotels and resorts, as well as the Cruise Terminal at Port Rashid.

Adding to the discounts and other shopping benefits the tourists receive in the mall, Mercato is committed to offering an exceptional shopping experience to all visitors.


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