Get active for free in this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge with Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali

Get active for free in this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge with Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali

Festival Plaza to offer free Zumba classes for the family throughout the entire fitness month running from October 29 – November 27

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20October 2021:Returning for its fifth year, the annual month-long celebration of fitness and wellness is finally here! At this year’s Dubai Fitness Challenge,Festival Plaza joins in once again on all the fitness fun encouraging residents and tourists alike to get active and participate in exciting activities and workouts for 30 days.

Throughout the Dubai Fitness Challenge running from October 29 until November 27, Festival Plaza has a little treat for your dancing feet! Everyone in the community is invited to join the free Zumba sessions hosted daily at the mall.Shake away the stress after school and working hours with sessions starting at 7.30pm daily during weekdays and 10am in the weekends, allowing for fitnessto kickstart your day with a little sweat to help energize and balance the mind, body, and soul while still carrying on with your weekend plans.

Genevieve Colaco, Regional General Manager, Marketing & Customer ExperienceAl-Futtaim Malls, said: “We are excited to take part in the annual celebration of fitness that is witnessed across the entire city. We like to keep the community at the heart of everything we do, so we wanted to provide something that everyone can join in with. We believe it’s vital to maintain a healthy, active lifestyle and encourage everyone to take part in this fantastic initiative launched by the Crown Prince of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. We hope to see everyone at Festival Plaza participating in this year’s activity running for 30 days straight!”

30×30 challenge at Festival Plaza:

Weekday sessions: starting at 7:30pm

Weekend sessions: starting at 10.00am

For more information on Festival Plazaplease visit:

Facebook: @dubaifestivalplaza

Instagram: @dubaifestivalplaza

Twitter: @dubaifestplaza

Festival Plaza has launched a complimentary shuttle bus service every hour from the EXPO to Festival Plaza, making it easier than ever to explore the EXPO at your convenience. There are also exclusive EXPO offers for tourists, residents and employees of the EXPO that guests can avail with your EXPO ticket or employee ID between 1 October and 31 March 2022.AHala pick up point is also located right outside the community mall entrance to get your taxis conveniently. Festival Plaza also offers a convenient Drive Through PCR testing centre with Tashafi – you can also receive exclusive discounts in the mall if you have used the PCR Drive through centre at Festival Plaza, Jebel Ali. Inquire at the Customer Service desk for more info.


About Festival Plaza

Festival Plaza is Al-Futtaim’s local community mall. The retail precinct covers 64,800 square metres and serves as a convenient and local lifestyle destination at the centre of the Wasl Gate community. Bringing to life  and convenience to the South Dubai, the mall will appeal to communities including Jebel Ali, Al Furjan, Dubai Marina, Palm Jumeirah and and commuters from neighbouring Abu Dhabi. Conveniently located off Exit 25 on Sheikh Zayed Road South bound or Exit 22 North bound.

The shopping destination is home to much-loved flagship stores including largest IKEA in the region, Marks & Spencer, ACE, a new concept store from Lulu Hypermarket and the premium Al Futtaim’s Health clinic – Tashafi& Lutetia. The recently launched Volvo Mall Studio also adds the community offering along with Sedar, Flower Box and Community Pharmacy. 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 retailanddining 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 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 33,000 employees across more than 20 countries in the Middle East, Asia andAfrica, 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 visit:

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