Festival Centre at Dubai Festival City continues to break the mould by opening over 30 new outlets during the past 4 months. The award winning retail resort has added 71,977 sq. ft. of lettable floor space with a strategy focusing on securing great brands into a single destination be it dining, shopping & services or entertainment.
Philip Evans, Director of Leasing at Al Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) said: â€œFestival Centre delivers a quality mix of retail offerings that continues to expand our target audience. By bringing more convenience and entertainment to one destination, we enhance the experience for our shoppers and in particularly the young families that form over 50% of our total footfall. We are continually evaluating our retail strategy to ensure that our visitors engage at Festival Centre and to encourage both repeat and longer visits.â€
â€œAmidst strong competition, Festival Centre has recorded good footfall this year. This is attributed to our diverse shops and strategic location accessible from all parts of Dubai with vital bridges and highways connecting the emirates and resulting in attracting visitors with multi-cultural backgrounds from all sides of townâ€, said Bernice Boshoff, General Manager Festival Centre Dubai Festival City (DFC).
Marina Restaurant Pavilion has added more restaurants to complement the current mix with premium fine dining and bistros from around the world including many firsts in the UAE – Brooklyn Diner serving the best of New York style burgers; Chocopologie, with its widely recognized and award winning handmade chocolates and truffles from Norwalk; Jamieâ€™s Italian presenting authentic Italian meals and snacks from UK; Le Relais de lâ€™EntrecÃ´te a unique French concept of steaks with a secret sauce; ChiZen serving Cantonese style cuisine, Dim Sum and Peking Duck specialties; Fish & Co. excellent seafood in a pan from Singapore; Glittery Jimmies with buttercream twirled cupcakes and Esfahan a taste of Persia. Festival Centre further new offerings comprise Dunkinâ€™ Donuts, with a huge variety and choice located opposite HyperPanda; Nordsee, a German nutritious seafood chain located in the Food Court.
Festival Centre has enriched the womenâ€™s range with the debut of Ghawani, a local retailer and Al Yashmac both for Abayas, Sheilas & Jalabiyas; Part Two a stylish ladies wear collection that is inspired from modern and style-conscious Parisiennes; Vincci, is a high fashion ladies’ footwear, bags and accessories store; Elite Modelâ€™s Fashion, showcasing chic and sophisticated handbags; The Fashion Net for trendy womenswear, accessories and bags and Manuella, the L’oreal Professional hairdressing and beauty salon. Menâ€™s fashion has welcomed the addition of Rodeo Drive, a boutique inspired by the famous street in Beverly Hills and synonymous with high fashion, luxury and glamour; BOGGI Milano with formal and elegant Italian menswear and Celio, a renowned French menswear brand. Lottusse provides men and women with leather, luggage & footwear; Fruits & Passion body products with fruit-base fragrances; The Face Shop, naturally inspired beauty and health cosmetics.
A destination for all the family needs and lifestyle, Festival Centre also welcomes Thomsun Pure Music a global brand with musical instruments and its soon to be opened additional area to educate music lovers of all ages; Chen One, focused on home furniture, accessories and bed linen; Royal Little Homes, classical, modern and contemporary furniture; Orbit/Showtime presenting various TV channel packages, Eros Digital Home a leading electronics and home appliance store; SkinJam, a unique concept of personalizing electronic gadgets; Minutes a diverse service for repairing mobiles, watches & shoes and Paperchase, the UKâ€™s undisputed leader in innovative, design-led stationery, cards and gift-wrap.