DUBAI FESTIVAL CITY MALL CONTRIBUTING TO UAE’S GREEN ECONOMY GOALS
Cutting edge solar panels to be installed at IKEA and Carrefour to generate 30% of its power
Dubai, UAE, 2nd July 2019: Dubai Festival City Mall will become one of the first Malls in the UAE to install solar panels with the aim to support the UAE’s long-term national initiative to build a green economy. The latest generation Panasonic PV panels will be installed on the roofs of both IKEA and Carrefour, which will each produce up to 6.4 GWh of clean energy per year, contributing to 30% of the power used by both companies.
“We are a conscious company and are always looking for sustainable solutions for our customers and retailers. We are proud to be the first to take up this initiative led by Al-Futtaim, as it not only supports our vision to becoming a greener Mall, but also provides an effective cost saving solution for our partners,” said Steven Cleaver – Director, Shopping Centres UAE, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate.
The solar panel initiative will also be integrated into Al-Futtaim’s new lifestyle shopping destination in Jebel Ali, ‘Festival Plaza’ which is planned to open in Q4 2019 as part of its CSR program to utilise sustainable and renewable energy where possible.
This latest initiative comes shortly after Dubai Festival City Mall announced its new electric charging outlets to power zero-emission electric Tesla cars. The Mall has also recently switched to LED lighting across all its signage within the property, improving its energy efficiency.
About Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall, is one of the major shopping destinations in Dubai. With over 400 outlets, the mall is home to Dubai’s only IKEA, renowned fashion brands like Zara, H&M, TopShop, Coach, DKNY, Kate Spade and for the first time in the Middle East, luxury Singaporean department store, Robinsons. The dining destination offers iconic waterfront Dining on Festival Bay, 56 restaurants and café, the largest Food Court in Dubai and first to market F&B concepts like Serendipity 3, Sugar Factory, Tortilla, and the Middle East’s only Hard Rock Café. The entertainment venue offers a 7-star 18-Screen Novo Cinemas with 4D IMAX, a 70,000 sq. ft. family entertainment centre, Fabyland and Festival City’s newest addition the global attraction IMAGINE.
IMAGINE, the two-time record-breaking visual and sensory extravaganza, plays live every night on the iconic Festival Bay and is free for all visitors. The truly unforgettable experience promises to enthral every time, combining lasers, light, fire and water to tell remarkable, emotive stories. The state-of-the-art show seamlessly fuses technology and art and has earned two Guinness World Records for the largest water screen projection and the largest permanent projection mapping. IMAGINE uses surround sound to deliver a 360-degree story to emotionally connect with audiences and produce a show like never seen before. The multi-sensory, iconic, unmissable show must truly be seen to believed, leaving a long-lasting impression on all that experience it and live the feeling that is IMAGINE.
Festival Bay, is the ‘most instagrammable sunset in Dubai’, meets the waters of the historic Dubai Creek. There are over 15 waterfront dining options at Festival Bay, some of which include, Cheesecake Factory, Eataly, Turkish Village and authentic Emirati cuisine at Al Fanar.
Dubai Festival City Mall visitors will discover over 7,000 parking spaces, valet parking services, two taxi ranks, VIP Valet, personal styling, and the traditional dhow cruises.
Festival City Mall has full accessibility via water being located in Dubai Creek Harbour, with RTA Water Taxis departing every hour from Festival Bay.
For more information on Dubai Festival City Mall, please visit http://www.dubaifestivalcitymall.com/
Established in the 1930s as a trading business, Al-Futtaim today, is one of the most diversified and progressive, privately held regional businesses headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Structured into four operating divisions; automotive, financial services, real estate and retail; employing more than 42,000 employees across 29 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 organisation 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, please visit: http://www.alfuttaim.com