Festival Plaza, will open to the public on Wednesday December 18. Within the mall will be 120 retail outlets including IKEA, Ace Hardware and Lulu Hypermarket, which will also be opening on the same day.Conveniently located in Jebel Ali, the mall will be easily accessible to residents living in Dubai Marina and surrounding areas. Close to Sheikh Zayed Road, just past Ibn Battuta, the mall is part of Al-Futtaim’s new residential area, Wasl Gate.
The 64,800 square metre mall will have space for 120 shops, 40 cafes and restaurants as well as a 500-seat food court and a kids’ play centre. IKEA’s second Dubai location will be a 30,000 square metre megastore, which promises to ’embrace digital integration and allow for a more intuitive shopping experience for its customers’.
Ace Hardware will also be opening a 4,000 square metre concept store with 33,000 products available to customers. Lulu Hypermarket will have a large section dedicated to groceries, as well as sushi, pasta and pizza counters with seating area
More outlets opening at Festival Plaza are
Caffe Nero: A coffee chain founded in the UK in 1997.
Dunkin Donuts: Fast fact, this donut store sells so much coffee in the US that the only chain that outstrips its market share is Starbucks.
Peppermill: Great Indian food, also found in Abu Dhabi and Dubai Festival City.
Hour Choice: A watch store selling Rado, Boss, Tissot and more.
Wow: A woman’s beauty salon.
Super trim ladies salon: Good for quick haircuts.
Toys R Us: Huge toy store chain.
Art of Shaving: Sells men’s grooming products, founded in Manhattan in 1996.
Just Accessories: Jewellery, trinkets and gifts.
Stay and Play: A soft play area where parents can leave their little ones.
Other food options: Cinnabon, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Dennys, Tony Romas, Jamaica Blue, Sultan Baba, Popeyes, Baskin Robbins, Pizza Hut, KFC, Movenpick, Hardees