Northern Emirates Malls Embrace the Community Spirit for Ramadan

25 Jun 2015

Holy Month filled with entertainment, activities and shining décor highlights the Gift of Giving

Sharjah, UAE: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, enhances the experience of Ramadan in the Northern Emirates, through hosting a thoughtful Ramadan initiative and enriching the community spirit. 

Underscoring the core spirit of Ramadan, City Centre Sharjah offers authentic family entertainment, children’s workshops, festive treats and exciting giveaways, from 18th June - 19th July. Through cultural activities and unique entertainment, City Centre Sharjah fosters community engagement – the true essence of the Holy Month. 

At City Centres Fujairah and Sharjah, children can express their creativity in a fun environment during the Holy Month. Dynamic arts & crafts workshops are held for kids during this period. Kids’ imaginations can have free reign in making colourful Ramadan Lanterns for their loved ones. Continuing the momentum of the ‘gift of giving’, children can create and decorate a Sadaqah Jar from recycled materials. The excitement extends to City Centres Ajman and Fujairah with colourful face-painting at the weekends, and authentic Henna at City Centre Ajman during the last week of Ramadan. 

Keeping in the ancient tradition of Ramadan, celebratory decorations adorn the City Centres in the Northern Emirates whilst Arabic coffee and dates are served at sundown, giving residents a warm and festive Ramadan month. 

Ramadan festivities extend to the food court at the City Centres with fast food outlets and cafés contributing a significant amount to the overall performance of the malls. City Centre Sharjah makes for an enhanced after-Iftar experience with a talented Oud player to entice the crowds daily until 12am, and an Oud player will grace City Centre Ajman three times during the evening, starting from 8pm. 

In addition to the shimmering entertainment, guests can take part in the annual 'Make a Difference this Ramadan’ charity campaign by giving back to needy families in the community by donating unused items at specially marked donation bins located at Majid Al Futtaim's shopping malls across the UAE. Charity bags will be distributed to make it easier to donate. 

Fuad Mansoor Sharaf, Senior Director of Property Management at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties said: "Majid Al Futtaim's shopping malls bring shine to everyone’s Ramadan this year, for guests from all backgrounds, creating great moments for everyone, everyday." 

City Centre Sharjah collaborates with Sharjah Chamber of Commerce during this special time to reward shoppers. Celebrating giving to the community, City Centre Sharjah embraces the Sharjah Ramadan Festival initiative by giving away a BMW.

Shoppers can spend AED 100 at participating stores to enter the draw to win the desired automobile. City Centre Sharjah will also thank shoppers for their loyalty with unbeatable prizes: by spending AED 299 at any store for the chance to win daily AED 2,000 in Mall Gift Cards. Winners have the option of donating a percentage of their winnings to a registered charity organisation.