The Dubai Festival City is a brand new and alone-standing complex having built right next to the water of Dubai Creek, which means that it has a beautiful location. The complex was finished not too long ago and it comprises a living area with residences, an office area and an entertainment area housing also some great quality hotels, such as the Crowne Plaza. The great complex is being built around a bay area, which means, that visitors and residents can enjoy beautiful walks along the lane going right next to the water. Dubai Festival City is also becoming very popular for its great shopping mall, the Festival City Centre. Let us see what we can find in the Festival City Centre.
Dubai Festival City is located in an entirely newly built area that was created with and together with the forming of the way of Dubai Creek. The great water area serves as a leirure area for all those who have yachts and boats, which means, it is a pretty relaxing sight. The Dubai Festival City complex is also right next to the huge Al Badia Golf Club that serves as a perfect leisure place for all those interested in playing Golf or just having a nice walk in and around the club. Festival Waterfront Centre is one alone standing part of the huge Festival City Complex.
Most of the shopping malls of Dubai are famous for having a specialty that no other shopping malls have. This also stands for the Festival City Centre, which is quite popular for housing the one and only IKEA furniture store of Dubai. It’s not the first time IKEA is trying to conquer the Dubai furniture market but this is by far the best place for the huge furniture chain and it gets thousands of visitiors every day.
Other specialties of Festival City Centre include the fact that the shopping mall is indeed huge, with its 370 retail stores and more than 90 catering facilities, which means, you have to get prepared, once you visit the Festival City Centre, you may be spending the whole day there. The Festival Centre is divided from the residential area of the complex with a road, but you can also drop down there to look around and have a refreshing walk along the Festival Marina, the waterfront of Dubai Festival City.
Festival City Centre is also famous for having great leisure and entertainment facilities, such as the huge Bowling City, with bowling becoming more and more popular in Dubai. Other entertainment facilities within the mall include the huge cinema complex of the shopping mall, a Hard Rock Cafe and the event centre, which is famous for always having some sort of great events going on there.
Talking about the stores, the big stores of the Festival City Centre include Esprit, Marks & Spencer, New Yorker, Paris Gallery, Nike at Sun and Sand Sports, which gives you great chance to shop some great sportswear. Next to IKEA, the biggest store of the Centre is the Hyper Panda Hypermarket, which serves as the main shopping destination for everyone who lives in the Festival City. There are other 100 different fashion brands, but of course, you can buy here toys, cosmetics, books, gadgets and also other furniture stores apart from the huge IKEA. Festival City Centre is also soon opening its own Gold Souk, which for sure will generate even more interest in the shopping mall.
Overall, visiting the Festival City Centre is more than just a shopping experience, it is more of a touristic experience and for sure, once you visit this beautiful shopping mall, you will for sure return. There are several buses, which go to the Festival City Centre. You can check them out at the main bus station of Karama or the central bus station of Deira.