UAE national pride soars high above Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls
UAE Flag Day to mark His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE
Dubai, UAE, November 3, 2014 – Majid Al Futtaim’s six shopping malls across the UAE demonstrated a unified show of patriotism and national pride for UAE Flag Day today, initiative announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
A series of UAE National Flags were raised high above Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Sharjah at noon today, creating a great moment for the nation and also commemorating theUAE’s founding fathers who hoisted the flag 43 years ago. The mall’s social media pages also joined in the festivities, raising digital flags to spread the spirit. The flags will remain up until the 43nd UAE National Day on December 2nd.
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure, and to create great moments for everyone, every day. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 12 international markets, employing over 26,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 60 supermarkets in 14 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 109 VOX Cinemas screens and 16 Magic Planets across the region in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.