Dubai Festival City

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Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0

Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0

Dubai Festival City is a large residential, business and entertainment development in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, owned by Al-Futtaim Group. Dubai Festival City is the Middle East‘s largest mixed-use development: all elements for work, living, and leisure will be contained within the project. Once completed Festival City will comprise a series of residential communities, numerous hotels, malls, a golf course and other entertainment sites, and a full suite of public services, including schools.

Construction of the development, which was undertaken by Al Futtaim Carillion, began in 2003 and was expected to take 12 years. The project spans 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) of water frontage on the eastern bank of Dubai Creek and is 2 kilometers (1.2 mi) from Dubai International Airport. As of mid-2006, investments in the project had exceeded 11 billion AED (3 billion USD). The first phase of construction comprised over 14,500m² of façade roofs designed and built by Austrian specialist contractor Waagner Biro, mainly over the crescent mall, festival square, oval court and knuckle. Within the development, Waagner Biro also constructed seven pavilions.

Dubai Festival City Mall from the Marina © Jpbowen/cc-by-sa-4.0 Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0 Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0 Dubai Festival City © Clintonpeter/cc-by-sa-4.0 Dubai Festival City © Titoni Thomas/cc-by-sa-3.0 Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0 Festival Bay at Dubai Festival City Mall © Teeraza88/cc-by-sa-4.0 InterContinental Dubai Festival City at night © Jpbowen/cc-by-sa-4.0
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InterContinental Dubai Festival City at night © Jpbowen/cc-by-sa-4.0
The development includes two hotels and a long term stay serviced apartment complex, all managed by InterContinental Hotels Group. In July 2009, InterContinental took over management of the Al Badia Golf Course. Developments include the 400-room Four Seasons Hotel Dubai, but construction was put on hold in January 2009 due to the Global financial crisis of 2008–2009.

The Dubai Festival City Mall, is a retail power centre which includes IKEA, HyperPanda supermarket (first hypermarket outside of Saudi Arabia, which has now been replaced with a Carrefour supermarket) and Ace Hardware. Robinsons Department Store from Singapore opened inside Dubai Festival City Mall in March 2017.

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