Dubai Festival City Begins Phase Two Of Retail Expansion


ByMary Sophia

Dubai Festival City has launched the second phase of its on-going retail expansion, allowing space for more fashion and lifestyle brands.

The expansion will include an enlarged festival square and add global retail brands, with an 18,5000 square feet H&M store, the mall developer said.

Dubai Festival City Mall has been undergoing a massive two-phase refurbishment programme starting in 2014.

The first phase, which began nine months ago, included repainting work, removal of certain kiosks and the addition of shopping space allowing retailers like Landmark group to setup in the mall.

“We focused on a number of retailers including the Landmark group – which is opening three stores, H&M, opening in September and a leisure and entertainment experience spread across around 7,000sqm – we can’t communicate who that is as yet – which will come to the mall in three to four weeks,” said Murray Bell managing director – Retail and Leisure at Al Futtaim Group Real Estate, which operates the facility. More info