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Next-generation chefs sharpen their skills as Majid Al Futtaim shopping malls celebrate the Dubai Food Festival

An exciting line-up of engaging activities and winning opportunities await visitors from February 6-28


For the second consecutive year, Majid Al Futtaim’s three flagship shopping malls in Dubai are celebrating Dubai Food Festival, in partnership with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE). Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif are now gearing up for nearly a month of fun and food-themed activities, running till February 28, 2015.

All three destinations have joined forces to showcase their array of international dining options while hosting the ‘Hi-Fi Flavours’ campaign, which will reward shoppers and diners with bigger prizes this year, creating great moments for everyone, every day. In addition, a round of activities and entertainment suitable for all ages will be hosted for three weeks to complement the family-friendly ambience that the festival brings.

“As a strategic partner of the Dubai Food Festival, Majid Al Futtaim continues to demonstrate its support to the Emirate’s emergence as a culinary destination by highlighting the diversity of world-class dining options, said Hussain Moosa, Associate Director for Shopping Malls, Majid Al Futtaim Properties. “City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates have prepared a tailored programme to enhance visitors’ experiences with family-friendly activities and winning opportunities, in addition to offering more than 220 choices of international dining outlets featuring Dubai’s culturally diverse culinary scene.”

City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates combined efforts with F&B retail partners to bring a wide array of types of cuisines and dining experiences. Visitors will be delighted by the diversity of the culinary offers, as they create great moments with their loved ones.

During Dubai Food Festival, the malls will roll out themed activities in a cheerful atmosphere with:

Twirling Trays: Each mall will feature a lively dance show with three representations per day, during weekends of Dubai Food Festival, featuring chefs, servers, delivery men and cleaners in a dynamic performance with trays, glasses, and brooms, while juggling food items.Dates: Feb 6-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Venue: City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and Mall of the Emirates’ Food Courts

Kids cooking classes: The next generation of chefs will sharpen their cooking skills, with three cooking classes available per day. Little ones will learn to make their favorite dishes, guided by professional chefs and hosted by participating restaurants.
Dates: Feb 13 to 21
Venue: City Centre Deira, West Court

Social media enthusiasts are encouraged to choose a dining venue from the mall’s array of international dining options and post pictures of their mouthwatering meals on Instagram to be eligible to win gourmet dining experiences at each of the participating malls.

Adding to the fun, the ‘Hi Fi Flavours’ campaign will be hosted at 7pm every Tuesday at each mall, where lucky shoppers can win a prize pot money of minimum AED 10,000 plus unique gourmet dining experiences from the mall F&B retailers. Shoppers who spend AED 150 at any store within the three malls get a chance to win prize money from the weekly draw with double chances of winning if it was spent at any dining outlet. The winning ticket holder must be present at the mall at 7pm to collect the prize. Otherwise, the amount accumulates into next week’s prize. Additional draws will then take place to pick winners who can avail dining experiences, courtesy of selected retailers.

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