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Al Futtaim unveils Festival Plaza, set to open in late 2019

New mall will welcome Dubai's second IKEA, which will be the brand's newest concept store globally

Al Futtaim unveils Festival Plaza, set to open in late 2019

Al-Futtaim has revealed that its new lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali will be called Festival Plaza.

The name has been chosen in recognition of Al-Futtaim’s successful Festival City Malls brand located across the MENA region.

Following its ground-breaking in March 2017, the mall is planned to open in the fourth quarter of 2019, the company said in a statement.

It added that Festival Plaza will have a retail mix to appeal to visitors looking for the best in lifestyle, home, food, hypermarket and entertainment brands. The two biggest announcements so far have been new concept stores for both IKEA and Al-Futtaim ACE.

Timothy Earnest, group director Retail Malls said: “With our sights keenly fixed on the future development of Dubai and our confidence in the growth potential during the build up to Expo 2020, we see Festival Plaza becoming a major urban lifestyle destination.

“Since we broke ground last year, we have received a hugely positive response from residents and keen interest from retail groups both internationally and in the UAE, and are very much looking forward to welcoming them.”

The new development will welcome Dubai’s second IKEA, which will be the brand’s newest concept store globally, and will in total host approximately 100 retail outlets, a food court and café-style dining, entertainment and a hypermarket.

The location of the new development will be inside wasl Gate, a masterplanned community which will also include a world-class sports complex, K-12 schools with international curriculums, as well as a central park connecting the community’s commercial and residential neighbourhoods.

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