Majid Al Futtaim’s City Centre Al Shindagha is organizing a set of activities, entertainment and thrilling performances of movement and music, accompanied by an array of colourful decorations, for the festival of lights.


City Centre Al Shindagha invites communities, families and friends to come together and celebrate the occasion everyday from 4pm – 8pm, from October 23 until November 5, 2016.

“City Centre Al Shindagha is delighted to host an exciting array of vibrant entertainment and activities to mark the special occasion of the festival of lights in our mall,” said Hamad Al Lawati, Community Malls Manager for Majid Al Futtaim - Properties. “Committed to creating great moments for everyone, everyday, in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s vision, we welcome our communities living and working in the surrounding areas to enjoy a fortnight of unparalleled entertainment throughout the thrilling festival of lights.”

As the first day of Diwali is deemed a day of impending prosperity, many people buy or give away gold to loved ones. City Centre Al Shindagha offers shoppers the chance to take home 10 grams of 18 Carat gold through a daily draw starting on October 23. Shoppers who spend AED 150 at any of the mall’s outlets will have the opportunity to win the prize to mark the beginning of the Hindu year.

Complementing the festival, traditional activities such as henna art will be available at a stand, catering to ladies. The mall will be adorned with a blast of coloured Rangoli – traditional vibrant decorative powder – with special designs that represent Diwali.

Mall visitors can enjoy the compelling rangoli creations through spontaneous roaming entertainment everyday from 23 October until 5 November. A talented artist will also prepare a range of multicoloured patterns live, on 27 – 29 October and 3 – 5 November.

Children can exercise their creative energies by learning to make their own Rangoli designs, either by replicating existing patterns or creating an imaginative blend to add to the vast presentation, from 27 – 29 October and 3 – 5 November.

Families and friends can celebrate their day at the mall by dining and taking part in activities and entertainment as well as shop. The mall continues to cater to the needs of the community it serves, with a focus on affordable fashion for the entire family as well as value-centric electronics and homeware.

City Centre Al Shindagha offers a convenient and accessible retail experience to neighboring communities in the Al Shindagha area, meeting the growing demand for smaller lifestyle malls in Dubai that provide a tailor-made mix of retail options, international dining outlets and premium family entertainment.

At City Centre Deira, mall visitors will be treated to traditional Diwali roaming shows every day from 4pm – 8pm, starting on 30 October until 3 November.

Further spreading the spirit of the festival, the mall will give away special ‘diyas’ – clay oil lamps – commonly lit to decorate homes, creating warmth and light and marking the occasion for loved ones.


About City Centre Al Shindagha

City Centre Al Shindagha is a community-oriented shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destination located in Dubai’s historical district near Dubai Creek.  Created to serve the needs of nearby residents, professionals, and tourists visiting heritage sites, the mall features 75 retail outlets across 24,500 sqm, including Carrefour as well as fashion and lifestyle brands including Splash, Max Fashion, Babyshop, Sharaf DG and others. Entertainment offerings include Magic Planet and VOX Cinemas.

Opened in 2015, City Centre Al Shindagha is the seventh City Centre mall in the UAE, and thirteenth in the region. The mall is owned and managed by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa.


About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 33,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 20 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls and My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and also four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 160 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 194 VOX Cinema screens and 26 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' and ‘Voyager’ credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints and lululemon athletica, and a healthcare business that operates City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.


Source: The Portsmouth Group