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Dubai Festival City

01 September 2015

Dubai Festival City is an Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate development project which covers 5.2 million sq ft and stretches 3 kilometres along the historic Dubai Creek that optimizes the thriving and visionary spirit of Dubai.

Located on the famous and historic Dubai Creek, the Dubai City Festival Mall is conveniently located not far from Dubai International Airport and the historic city center of Deira. If you are approaching by car from Bur Dubai, turn off to the right the moment that you have crossed the Al Garhoud Bridge. If you are approaching from the airport or from Deira, approach the Al Garhoud Bridge but don't cross it, follow the signs for Dubai City Festival Mall as it is clearly indicated.

Dubai Festival City

It is indeed a city in its own rights; it's more a case of what it hasn't got rather than what it has. There is no indoor ski slope yet, you need to go to the Mall of the Emirates for that, but pretty much everything else is catered for. The design and location of the Dubai Festival City Mall combine stunning architecture with glittering water and the greens of its golf course set off the image perfectly. Dubai City Festival Mall has been well designed to provide an impression of space and calm even when extremely busy.

Also, it is very easy to get outside and relax under the sun shades at the many bars and restaurants that line the canals which run parallel with the Festival Mall. The Dubai climate will allow you to comfortably sit out during the day from October to mid April. During the summer months, the best times are in the morning before about 10am and at sunset but do note that the nights tend to be hot and humid. Having so much access to the outdoors, two steps outside the Mall is something most of the other malls in Dubai do not offer.

What makes up the Dubai Festival City Mall?

Dubai Festival City Mall consists of office and residential apartments, there are over 200 and they are even available for short term rental. In addition, they are 800 hotel rooms available in two hotels; the Intercontinental and the Crowne Plaza. If you fancy taking time off, the range of options is enormous which includes a full 18-hole golf course, multi screen cinemas and first class gym facilities are all on hand. This is not all; Dubai City Festival Mall also holds special festival events including music, theatre and spectacular shows throughout the year!

Major Retail Brands in Dubai Festival Center

  • Ace Hardware
  • Esprit
  • Ferrari
  • Forever 21
  • Hyper Panda
  • Ikea
  • Magrudy's
  • Markati Palazzo
  • Marks & Spencer
  • New Yorker
  • Nike / Sun & Sand Sports
  • Paris Gallery
  • Plug Ins
  • Toys 'R' Us
  • Adidas
  • Agatha
  • Al Washia International
  • Aldo
  • Alexi Andriotti
  • Billabong
  • Braccialini Multibrand
  • Calonge
  • Charles & Keith
  • Chic Shoes
  • Claire's
  • Clarks
  • Converse Usa
  • Diesel Accessories
  • Dumond
  • Dune
  • Ecco
  • Geox
  • Guess Accessories
  • Intersport
  • Just Accessories
  • Kaizer
  • Kipling
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Mont Blanc
  • Moreschi
  • Naturalizer
  • Nicoli
  • Nike/Timberland/Columbia
  • Nine West
  • Paris Hilton
  • Pedro
  • Plus It
  • Quicksilver
  • Rage
  • Rage Bike Shop
  • Rebecca
  • Rockport
  • Rossini
  • Samsonite
  • Skechers
  • Spring
  • Strandbags
  • Sun & Sand Sports
  • Tagz
  • Tamaris
  • The Athlete's Foot
  • Tumi

Check Dubai Festival City webiste for more information.

Robin Vinod

Writer/blogger who writes on topics such as travel, real estate, employment, healthcare and everyday life on GCC countries

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