Festival Plaza Partners with UAE Food Bank to Help Those in Need this Ramadan


Festival Plaza Partners with UAE Food Bank to Help Those in Need this Ramadan

As we enter the Holy Month, Festival Plaza, part of Al-Futtaim Malls, is partnering with the UAE Food Bank to ensure people in need get the food they need this Ramadan. In line with its vision of bringing the community into all that it does, Festival Plaza is offering foodies a unique way to give back this year. 

Throughout Ramadan, for every person that enjoys an Iftar in one of Festival Plaza’s participating restaurants at the Iftar for Good: Dinner Series, the community mall will donate one meal to the UAE Food Bank. Restaurants that will be serving special Iftar menus on Thursday evenings throughout Ramadan include Sumo Sushi and Bento (15th),  Dennys (22nd), Famous Daves (22nd), Tony Roma’s (29th), Peppermill (29th) and Zaatar W Zeit (6th May) for customers to enjoy in the knowledge that they are also giving back. These are limited time, one -off events hosted every Thursday during Iftar time.

Iman Ali Al Bastaki – Head of Food Safety Department and member of the UAE Food Bank committee at UAE Food Bank said, “Ramadan has always been the month of giving and it is our pleasure to be partnering with Festival Plaza who share our passion for helping others. With Festival Plaza’s wide food offering, it makes this a perfect collaboration for customers to be able to enjoy their meals while also providing for those in need.”

Located at Jebel Ali, Festival Plaza is within close proximity of Al Furjan and Jebel Ali Village as well as minutes away from Marina, The Palm, JLT, Jumeirah Park and Islands, Tecom and Discovery Gardens. The mall is also offering further rewards during the festive month. Customers that dine at any participating restaurant until 16th May at Festival Plaza this Ramadan can enter the draw to win AED 10,000weekly in Festival Rewards Cash Credit. Guests can win cash credit on the Festival Rewards application, where 40 winners will be announced weekly and a total of 40,000AED will be given away throughout Ramadan. The cash vouchers can be used at participating outlets at Festival Plaza for groceries from Lulu Hypermarket, home improvements from ACE, KARE or Pan Emirates, accessories from Damas and Jawhara and more. It’s a great opportunity to win back cash to spend on more Iftars or shopping and gifts for Eid. There are also plenty of offers this Ramadan and Eid at Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali all available on dubaifestivalplaza.com

Speaking ahead of Ramadan, David Huesser, Director of Asset Management at Festival Plaza had this to say: “We are a destination that is part of a brand that stands for community, so for the month of giving we wanted to find a way to truly involve them in our activity. In light of the month of Ramadan, we are delighted to support the UAE Food Bank to get meals into the hands of those who need them most. We will continue to provide exceptional experiences for our customers as they celebrate the spirit of Ramadan with us in a safe and convenient environment.”

The partnership with the UAE Food Bank comes under the umbrella of Festival Cares, Al-Futtaim Malls’ CSR program that looks to engage with commntities, support tenants and retailers and connect with customers.

Festival Plaza offers a complimentary shuttle bus service every 20 minutes from Energy and Ibn Batutta Metro Stations, as well as Ibn Battuta RTA bus station, making it easier than ever to get to and from the mall. Whilst a hala pick up point is located outside the community mall entrance.

To book your space at one of Festival Plaza’s Iftars, please visit: https://www.dubaifestivalplaza.com/home/wifi/IftarSeries

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About Festival Plaza

Opened in December 2019, Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s latest local community shopping project. The huge retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the upcoming Wasl Gate community. Bringing to life a new and exciting growth corridor, South Dubai, the project will appeal mainly to the nearby communities including Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including IKEA, M&S, ACE,  a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s Health clinic – Tashafi & Lutetia. The neighbourhood destination is also host to the second and biggest IKEA store in Dubai, spread over a huge 30,000 square metres with an added focus on sustainability and an international training centre for IKEA employees.

These stores are joined by over an additional 120 others, as well as complimented by a 500-seat food court, over 40 dining and eating options, a Stay and Play offering and over 2,300 parking spaces.  With a multitude of retail, dining and entertainment options, Festival Plaza serves as a convenient and family lifestyle mall easily accessible from Sheikh Zayed Road, fifteen minutes from Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah and a few minutes away from RTA Energy Metro Station.

About Al-Futtaim

Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim Group today is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Structured into five operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate, retail and health; employing more than 42,000 employees in more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, we partner with over 200 of the world’s most admired and innovative brands.

Al-Futtaim’s entrepreneurship and relentless customer focus enables the organization to continue to grow and expand; responding to the changing needs of our customers within the societies in which we operate.

By upholding our values of respect, excellence, collaboration, integrity; Al-Futtaim continues to enrich the lives and aspirations of our customers each and every day. For more information visit: www.alfuttaim.com.