Landmark Group, the region’s leading retail and hospitality conglomerate, brings back ‘Happiness Week’ celebrations across all stores in UAE promising endless entertainment and unbeatable offers in-store and online.
Popular Landmark Group brands including Babyshop, Centrepoint, Lifestyle, Splash, Shoemart, Home Centre, Max, Shoexpress, Emax, Home Box and Citymax are coming together to offer over 10million of its loyal customer base massive discounts, fun-filled activities and special giveaways, as part of the four-day celebrations being held from March 20 to 23, 2019.
Customers to experience fun activities, unique experiences and a wide range of rewards across stores and online.
As part of the celebrations, Centrepoint will offer customers a chance to win instant gifts on a minimum purchase of AED 150. Shoppers will also be treated to exciting in-store events like hair styling and clay modeling workshops, magic shows and much more.
Babyshop, Landmark Group’s popular children’s retail store, will host a series of fun-filled activities for kids including magic shows, balloon bending, face painting and puppet shows
Fashion brand, Splash, will offer customers with a special birthday gift voucher of AED 350 on a minimum spend of AED 500.
Kids can also make their way to Fun City, Fun Ville, Fun Work, Fun Block and Tridom in the UAE where all rides will run for only 1 AED from 2-5 pm on March 21st
Ladies can indulge in nail art and free makeovers at Lifestyle
Max, Home Centre, Home Box, Emax will also be giving away freebies to lucky shoppers along with gift cards and free AED 50 vouchers to select customers
At Shoemart, shoppers can look forward to amazing bargains. Every customer can avail a free pair of shoes upon purchase of two pairs
Landmark’s F&B offerings, Carluccio’s, Zafran, and Max’s will also be giving away free, desserts, complimentary meals and vouchers to dine-in guests.
Landmark Group continues to bring smiles and happiness to customers across the region, offering them more reasons to celebrate than ever with the four-day shopping fiesta.
Festival Plaza, Al-Futtaim’s latest lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali and the Dubai South community, has confirmed Marks & Spencer as its clothing anchor store, complementing an extensive and growing range of retailers set to open their doors at the end of the year. Marks & Spencer, the leading multinational retailer, will bring its full offering of womenswear, menswear and kidswear to the new store, in addition to its popular Foodhall and M&S Café.
Timothy Earnest, Group Director, Retail Malls, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, commented: “We are delighted to be welcoming Marks & Spencer to our newest community mall at Festival Plaza. The well-known British brand will be joining a list of prominent brands, including IKEA and ACE. With its winning combination of must-have clothing pieces, quality food items and exceptional customer service, Marks & Spencer will bring a unique retail and dining experience to the Dubai South community.”
Stephen Rayfield, Vice President, Marks & Spencer Middle East & Asia, added: “Customers are at the heart of everything we do at Marks & Spencer andwe are very excited to welcome them to our new store at the eagerly awaited Festival Plaza. This opening marks our ongoing expansion in the region, adding to our existing 16 stores in the UAE, and 32 across the Gulf. We look forward to bringing the very best of Marks & Spencer’s must-have clothing and high-quality food to more customers in the UAE and offering a truly fantastic shopping experience.”
Festival Plaza is committed to bringing a convenient and welcoming lifestyle destination to the Dubai South community, in addition to the established residential areas of Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina and commuters travelling through the E11 and Abu Dhabi interchange. Following its ground-breaking in March 2017, construction on Festival Plaza is on track and planned to open in Q4 2019.
In a move to support Dubai’s vision to become a disabled-friendly city by 2020, Mall of the Emirates has introduced an easy access to wheelchairs at all its key entrances for people of determination.
The shopping and lifestyle destination has always offered wheelchairs free of charge at its Customers Service Desks but has now gone a step further to add to the convenience of its visitors by making them available as soon as they enter the mall.
“As Dubai gears up to realise its ‘My Community’ vision for 2020, which aims to turn it into a friendly city for people of determination by eliminating obstacles to their inclusion, we want to do our part and set a positive example by enhancing convenience for them so that they have a pleasurable experience and create great moments with us. We don’t want visitors to have any trouble gaining access to a wheelchair, which is why they are now readily available for anyone to borrow at our entrances,” said Hussain Moosa, Director for Mall of the Emirates at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.
Designated wheelchair cabinets with signage can be found at all the entrances of the mall. Visitors can borrow a complimentary wheelchair to enjoy the diverse shopping, dining and entertainment options with ease and drop it off at any entrance on the way out.
Ibn Battuta Mall is bringing the best of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) to visitors from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, with an amazing showcase of entertainment and live performances including the popular Ibn Battuta Travel Game, Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz, roaming parades and great prizes.
Shoppers can win exciting prizes worth over AED350,000 in total in the form of the recently-launched Nakheel Malls Gift Card when they spend AED300 at any outlet at the mall.
Enjoy a fantastic retail experience with special deals and promotions throughout DSF as well as family-friendly entertainment and activities, including:
Ibn Battuta Travel Game: 27 December to 9 January, India Court
The Ibn Battuta Travel Game is back to take guests on an epic journey based on the exotic travels of famed Arab explorer Ibn Battuta. The life-size installation of the game at India Court is open from 3pm to 9pm every day from 27 December to 9 January.
Shoppers who spend AED300 at the destination receive a token that entitles them to play the interactive game once a day. The winner receives a Nakheel Malls Gift Card worth AED300 and enters the weekly and grand prize draw automatically.
Looney Tunes’ Tornado Taz: 24 January to 2 February, China Court
Everyone’s favourite Looney Tunes character is back with a bang! Taz’s tornado will be created on a special stage with sound and lighting effects so children can watch him travel around the world. The Tornado Taz show is live at China Court from 4pm to 8pm every day from 24 January to 2 February.
Ibn Battuta Mall will also come alive with roaming entertainment shows by Dubai Tourism, including the Dancing Robots (27 December to 2 January); Mardi Gras Parade (3 to 9 January); Butterflies Dance (10 to 16 January); and The Flowers Parade with music (17 to 23 January).
For more information, visit www.ibnbattutamall.com, or follow Ibn Battuta Mall on social media: Facebook – @ibnbattutamall; Instagram – @ibnbattutamall; Twitter – @ibnbattuta_mall.
It’s not often the case that you land a chance to win AED5,000 when you’re out for a shop and a bite. But that’s exactly what happened to 30 shoppers last week, when they unexpectedly won big in the first weekly Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) Spend & Win draws that Meraas are running through to the end of the retail festival.
Each lucky winner got to take home a Meraas Gift Card loaded with AED5,000, which can be used across all Meraas Destinations.
The winners of first weekly Meraas DSF Spend & Win draw are; Ishmeen Sethi, Amal Alattas, Umarkhon Kadirov, Milan Kalezic, Ibrahim Hage Hussein, Fatima Tomoum, Ishfaq Mohiuddin, Rey Relato, Nada Aljeri, Kristina Titova, Wael Al Tabbaa, Yasser Abdallah, Hatem Razzouk, Amir Ghaly, Cristina Sevilla, Saroj Banjara, Anne Marie Velasco, Manar Alberakdar, Ali Alzarouni, Fani Chatzizisi, Jocelyn Singh, Yana Mizitova, Seema Almazrooqi, Adel Alruqimi, Jaime Rodis, Mohamed Samir, Hector Omega, Ali Al Rahma, Farah Makki, and Zana Shiekh
So why wait? Shop at any of the seven Meraas destinations and enjoy live performances and entertainment galore. Visit over the weekend to watch dazzling fireworks displays and double your chances of winning.
City Centre Mirdif, the super-regional family lifestyle and leisure destination in Dubai, is bringing back its popular Monday Sobhiya, a feel-good campaign designed to pamper women with a special package, only on Mondays. From 10am to 3pm, ladies are invited to take advantage of this VIP experience, which includes exclusive discounts and fashion and beauty giveaways.
Dubai-based digital influencer Latifa Al Shamsi launched the latest chapter of the mall’s ‘Monday Sobhiya’ at an exclusive breakfast with fifty women at Paul Café followed by a pampering session at Sisters Beauty Lounge.
“Our Monday Sobhiya is inspired by the well-known tradition of the ‘Sobhiya’, a ladies social gathering over tea. We’re inviting women to step away from their busy schedules and re-energize by taking advantage of special offers, designed exclusively for them. It is our way of celebrating and thanking women in the community as they continue to be loyal customers to our mall,” said Mohamed Al Jasmi, Mall Manager for City Centre Mirdif.
With so much on offer, the excitement is in deciding where to start! The first 50 ladies who shop for AED 500 on Mondays instantly win AED 100 and a 2-hour pass to Little Explorers for kids.
Monday Sobhiya has something that caters to all women and with so many unique discounts, every visit can be a new and exciting experience – ranging from a mini shopping spree with great deals at leading fashion and lifestyle brands like Payless, Coast and Bath and Body Works. Ladies who prefer to treat themselves to a bit of well-deserved pampering can also get 10% – 25% off on products and services at Tips and Toes, Sisters Lounge, and NStyle salon.
With such a wide variety of experiences to discover at City Centre Mirdif every Monday, ladies can create their perfect day out with Monday Sobhiya.
Everybody’s favourite Nickelodeon character, SpongeBob SquarePants, is taking some time out of his busy schedule to perform at Dubai’s Marina Mall, this DSF.
Dancing and singing in Hamour Bay, a simulated underwater hometown of SpongeBob, the sea sponge will be performing daily from January 3 to 12, 2019. Hang out with SpongeBob and his pals in the Goo Lagoon and check out the action at Mussel Beach where SpongeBob practices his dance moves.
Expect a lively performance with songs by SpongeBob, his best friend Patrick Star and his grumpy neighbour Squidward Tentacles.
As the excitement brews in the air for Asia Cup 2019, Al Ghurair Centre, the GCC’s first shopping centre, is all geared up to showcase the live football action at the ‘Asian Cup Zone’. Customers can enjoy watching the live matches starting from 5th January 2019 till 1st Feb 2019, combined with great dining experiences and promotions.
Located at the 2nd floor, the Asian Cup zone will feature an enhanced viewing experience with a spacious seating arrangement consisting of comfortable bean bags and a life-sized screen supported with cutting-edge sound systems, designed to replicate the live energy of the stadium. The zone is carefully concealed to avoid external commotion while football fans cheer for their favourite team.
To enter this zone, guests will have to spend a minimum of AED 50 at any food outlet or shop for AED 100 at the mall. Fans at the mall will also stand a chance to win prizes by simply guessing the score of the matches at the ‘prediction wall’. To participate, shoppers will have to post their pictures using the props and tag @alghuraircentre on their Facebook or Instagram pages along with the predicted score.
What: Asian Cup Zone (Live broadcast of AFC Asian Cup 2019)
When: January 5 to February 1, 2019 (timing as per match schedule)
Where: 2nd floor at Al Ghurair Centre
Entry fee: Spend AED 50 at any food outlet or shop worth AED 100 at the mall
As the city gears up for the 24th Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), Meraas destinations – City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, Kite Beach, Al Seef, and La Mer have a host of experiences for visitors, which extends beyond shopping. From fireworks to themed marching bands, every Meraas destination has an exciting line-up of activities to regale visitors from 26 December 2018 to 2 February 2019, in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).
In addition, visitors can participate in weekly raffle draws on every spend of AED200 and above, where 200 winners stand to win up to AED1 million in Meraas Gift Cards over a six-week period.
Opening Day Celebrations
Meraas’ stunning waterfront destinations such as The Beach, Al Seef and La Mer will showcase spectacular displays of fireworks on the first day of the festival at 8:30pm. The fireworks will continue every Thursday and Friday between 27 December and 1 February at 8pm, 8:30pm and 9pm respectively.
Starting 3 January, City Walk will have four weekends of family fun entertainment that includes a kids’ village with music and art zones, carnival games and a curated market from 24 to 26 January 2019
Visitors to The Beach can look forward to themed activities part of ‘March Your Way to The Beach’ featuring super drummers and Dabkeh dancers. Each weekend, Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE) brings roaming performances such as ‘White World’ to the laid-back beachfront destination, from 27 December and 6 January, creating a carnival-like atmosphere that compliments the season.
Boxpark, for its part, has scheduled solo performances by techno percussionists from 27 January to 2 February 2019, and from 3-9 January daily performances by UK artist Morf who combines a unique percussive lap tapping guitar technique, with a mesmerizing vocal style and signature stomp box to produce sound far beyond what you’d expect one man to be capable of creating alone.
The Outlet Village
The Outlet Village, a must-visit destination for the fashion savvy shopper will launch ‘Fashion Blowout’, an interactive fashion event from 6 to 31 January. Directed by Michael Amazona Del Mar and hosted by Layal Halabi, it will include exclusive makeovers, high-end fashion shows, virtual style pods, mirror photo booths, pop-up stores and instant cover shoots opportunities to engage all visitors. Little guests can also participate in fashion workshops or enjoy watching Kids’ Fashion Shows every weekend between 11 and 31 January.
Kite Beach, which is rolling out a list of fun fitness activities during DSF, will be a haven for fitness enthusiasts.
Al Seef will host a culturally immersive funfair namely the ‘Al Seef Heritage Souq’ replete with carnival rides, traditional Emirati games, live music by Jalassat Khalijia and Emirati Souqs. Children will have the opportunity to meet and greet Aladdin, the popular Arabian Nights character, as part of the many roaming entertainment acts. The destination is also set to host a Candy Crush Parade and a Peacock Show between 26 December and 5 January, courtesy Dubai Festivals & Retail Establishment (DFRE).
La Mer will transform itself into an open-air stage during the period, hosting internationally renowned DJs, interactive drumming sessions, roaming musical performances, as well as kids’ art and craft workshops. A live ski show also awaits visitors at the destination.
Since its inception, Meraas has played a vital role in innovating and creating urban realms in the UAE where people can gather outdoors, and engage with each other and their surroundings. This DSF will be a great opportunity for the residents and tourists to the UAE to experience the destinations at their festive best.
Every Thursday and Friday from 27 December – 1 February, and on 2 February
Saiid Kobeisy, a Lebanese fashion designer held an opening of his flagship store on the 18th of December in Dubai Mall. The event was successfully attended by VIP guests, celebrities, partners, customers and media.
The brand showcased the Autumn Winter 2018-2019 Couture collection by the title “Wings of Eternity”, a tribute to the Armenian culture via models showcasing the dresses to the customers. The collection encompassed twenty-four looks hand-crafted at the Saiid Kobeisy atelier with every detail beaded and embroidered to perfection. Painted in rich colors ranging from Silk White, Pomegranate Red, Mulberry Blue, Jet black, and adorned with hints of Golden Yellow and Shimmering Grey, every piece is a depiction of the season’s warmth and the opulence of the Armenian culture.
“I am delighted to have my store in Dubai Mall and I’m honored to present “Wings of Eternity” in this special occasion. This is a collection commemorating the resilience, determination, and free-spirited nature of Armenian women. Envisioned with the artistry of Couture and executed with the utmost attention to detail, the collection began with my fascination of the legendary Mulberry Tree. A dream of designing and creating timeless pieces that reflects and augment the magical beauty within”, Saiid Kobeisy said.
The Event was managed and executed by PAZ Marketing and designed by La Cle Events