International roaming entertainment, traditional celebrations and exceptional winning opportunities to mark Eid holidays
Dubai, UAE – Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, invites everyone to celebrate Eid Al Fitr as each mall hosts an extraordinary schedule of unique experiences, traditional celebrations, as well as compelling promotions.
“We are delighted to mark this cherished occasion which sees families and friends come together to celebrate this very special time of year. At Majid Al Futtaim we create great moments for everyone, everyday, and this Eid we are thrilled to deliver a schedule of first time experiences, such as the amazing opportunity to conduct an international Orchestra at City Centre Sharjah, as well as attractive promotions to win dream holidays, instant prizes and cashback, and traditional activities in all our malls across the region. In addition to the exciting Eid events, the unrivalled mix of retail and dining options make our malls in the region the favourite destinations to spend the holidays,” said Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Management, Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties, “Our activities throughout the Holy Month have embraced the spirit of the season - spreading generosity, happiness and joy – and it is with the same sentiment that we look forward to celebrating Eid Al Fitr with our visitors, both residents and tourists, proving to be the perfect place to spend the holidays.”
Majid Al Futtaim’s five malls in Dubai are offering unique experiences starting on the first day of Eid through Dubai Summer Surprises.
At Mall of the Emirates, shoppers have the incredible chance to ‘Spin the Globe’ and win a mystery dream holiday. In addition, shoppers will have the chance to win the value of their shopping back to spend again in the mall. As well as daily winning opportunities, visitors will be treated to roaming entertainment by international performers. At Mall of the Emirates, children will delight in the hilarious ‘Those Funny People’ show featuring giant puppets perform funny improvisations, flashy dance moves and bursts of songs. These adorable characters will entertain the little ones around the mall five times a day from 6 – 12 July.
While at City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif, every day, shoppers have the opportunity to win two tickets to their favourite destination for a trip of a lifetime. Plus, every shopper can be a winner as travel essentials such as Go Pro cameras, attractive luggage, fun selfie sticks and so much more are up for grabs too!
City Centre Deira will host a ‘cat-ivating’ Cat Choir featuring two purring feline puppets with the ‘purr-fect’ rapport! With upbeat music and humour, the two mischievous cats entertain audiences five times daily, from 6 – 12 July, with their views about dinner, work, their owner Fat Bob and the world around them from within the confines of their dustbin homes.
At City Centre Mirdif, the exciting vocal performance, ‘VOCA People’ are set to entertain visitors with an out of this world experience. The unique ‘VOCA’ style music is created by using incredible accapella singing with the art of beat boxing in the background to create an incredible and original range of sounds. The performers will take to the stage five times daily from 6 – 12 July at 2PM, 4PM, 6PM, 8PM and 10PM.
For the first time, City Centre Al Shindagha and City Centre Me’aisem will launch unique Eid promotions offering mall guests Eidiyat prizes worth up to AED 1,500,000 in partnership with Dubai Shopping Malls Group (DSMG). From 23 June until the third day of Eid, shoppers of participating retail stores will receive special tokens inviting them to enter ‘A Win at Every Spin’ competition set to take place on the first day of Eid al Fitr! Another first time experience will offer mall visitors at City Centre Me’aisem the unique chance to re-live the popular ‘Hello and Goodbye’ hit from the English rock-band, The Beatles, in a virtual karaoke setting. Featuring exclusive and mesmerizing moments, the show is sure to bring together old fans and new to revel in the novel experience. Originating from Japan, the exciting performance will take place five times a day from 6 – 12 July.
In the Northern Emirates, City Centre Sharjah will host an incredible experience to conduct Camerata Allaturca. This unique opportunity to direct a group of professional musicians playing woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings is the first of its kind in the Emirate. Camerata Allaturca will perform live for the first time in the UAE four times daily from 6 - 9 July.
Also at City Centre Sharjah, visitors will be rewarded with a ‘smiley face’ badge to recognise their generous contribution towards spreading happiness during the mall’s month long SMILE campaign. The recipients of the badge will avail summer experiences at VOX Cinema Gold Class, Ski Dubai as well as Mall Gift Cards worth up to AED 500. Furthermore, until 9 July, 1,600 shoppers will avail from instant cash back prizes worth AED 50, AED 100 and AED 200 when spending between AED 499 and AED 1000.
City Centre Ajman and City Centre Fujairah will celebrate the occasion by distributing ‘Eidiya Happy Treats’ – money and gifts – to children during the first three days of Eid. In addition, visitors are invited to enjoy a complimentary movie screening for a highly anticipated summer blockbuster. While mall patrons in the Northern Emirates; My City Centre Nasseriya and Matajer malls invite children to a Eid themed workshop with fun activities featuring face painting, balloon giveaways and opportunities to take instant photos to create memorable moments during the first three days of Eid. Also in the malls, visitors can enjoy complimentary decorative Henna in preparation for Eid Al Fitr.
In Oman, City Centre Muscat and City Centre Qurum will welcome the internationally-acclaimed children’s show ‘Shaun the Sheep’ along with the fun-filled ‘Championsheeps’ games from 7 – 16 July. To kick off the first day of Eid Al Fitr, the malls will offer unforgettable family experiences as the young and young at heart can get involved with the energetic show.
The popular ‘Championsheeps’ games invite children to display their skills in a number of activities and competitions such as hula hooping, aerobics, line-dancing, hopper race, Bitzer’s sack race and more. City Centre Qurum offers the games and show from 7 – 9 July and in City Centre Muscat, from 12 – 16 July.
City Centre Bahrain offer shoppers a chance to indulge in the ‘Selfie Station’ where they can snap their new outfits for Eid at a trendy photobooth and receive branded pictures instantly! Additionally, the mall will distribute delicious themed cupcakes, balloons and Magic Planet cards sure to excite children and families to celebrate the occasion.
City Centre Beirut offers a unique experience at the Terrace by bringing together mall visitors around music, with live bands playing traditional Oriental tunes during Iftar. Football fans will enjoy the live broadcast of the UEFA Championship 2016 matches accompanied by thrilling recreational activities offering them the chance to win gift cards every day. As for the kids, Ghinwa Show will perform twice a day, adding joy and smiles to their faces.
In Egypt, City Centre Alexandria will celebrate Eid Al Fitr by giving mall guests unparalleled promotions at retail outlets and distributing delicious Kaak – traditional themed cookies on the first day of Eid.
To signify the messages of the Holy Month, all Majid Al Futtaim malls in the region have been transformed and adorned with stunning installations celebrating traditional Arabic symbols creating an impressive atmosphere for family and friends to gather during the Holy Month and Eid Al Fitr.
During Ramadan, Majid Al Futtaim united in the 10th ‘Make A Difference’ campaign, partnering with charitable organisations such as the Islamic Association in Bahrain, Life Makers in Egypt, Bassma in Lebanon, Dar Al-Atta in Oman, and Red Crescent in the UAE, to ensure the timely and appropriate distribution of all donated goods through their humanitarian network.
Mall timings will be extended from 6 – 9 July, where retail stores will operate between 10AM – 2AM and dining outlets from 10AM – 3AM.