MARCH 6, 2016
Iconic retail stores and restaurants continue to open for shoppers to enjoy at Dubai Festival City Mall, as part of the AED 1.5 billion transformation of the much loved shopping destination. The introduction of over 100 new and unique retail concepts with the best of international design and ambience has the consumer experience as top priority for Dubai Festival City Mall shoppers.
Joining global fashion brands Old Navy, Mint Velvet, plus sized fashion label City Chic, and maternity wear retailer Seraphine, are American iconic food operators New York eatery Serendipity 3 and Sugar Factory, as the latest first-to-market brands to be making their UAE debut at Dubai Festival City Mall. Over 30 stores have also opened recently including Rigby & Peller, River Island, Coach, Kate Spade, Armani Exchange, Woojoh, Maje and Sandro amongst others. Asia’s leading department store, Robinsons will launch in March 2017, with popular UK retailer John Lewis as an exclusive in-store experience.
Food lovers welcomed the recent opening of Al Fanar, PF Chang’s and Texas Roadhouse and TGI Fridays, as well as the 2,500-seat food court, home to KFC, McDonalds, New York Fries and Wendy’s, with over 20 more brands to come, including Eataly in mid-March and Cheesecake Factory for a mid-year opening.
Shoppers have the opportunity to visit the recently opened waterfront promenade overlooking the city’s skyline, with 20 diverse creekside restaurants progressively opening. Cityfest, a free popup lifestyle event currently entertains shoppers with weekly themes and events including art, food trucks, upcycling, fitness and much more.
“As the transformation of Dubai Festival City Mall continues we are committed to radically improving the shopping experience for our customers delivering the ultimate food, fashion and entertainment mix in Dubai, coupled with ample parking, a continued focus on delivering the best services and maximising the amazing location of the creekside. There is so much more to come as we will be introducing more fashion, food and unique concepts to our retail mix.” said Chris O’Donnell, Group Director, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate.