Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Mall of the Emirates raise more than AED 54,000 for charity
With festive bells, seasonal cheer and a team of spirited volunteers, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and Mall of the Emirates’ highly anticipated charity event, the 9th Annual Stollen Charity Cake Sale raised more than AED 54,000 for Dubai Centre for Special Needs. This year, a record 650m of Stollen was lovingly prepared by more than 30 chefs over five weeks, supported by more than 30 generous volunteers.
“Each year we search for ways to make the Stollen charity event even more successful!” said Konstantin Zeuke, General Manager of Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates. “It is great to see all the passion and hard work that goes into the annual event and I would like to thank everyone who took part and those who came down this weekend to help us raise funds for the Dubai Centre for Special Needs.”
The day was an eventful one, with a spirited program of activities for the entire family including a special visit from Santa Claus, dancing elves and special needs students from the Dubai Centre for Special Needs sharing samples of the delicious Stollen to visitors and encouraging everyone to take one home.
“The Stollen Charity Cake Sale is such a wonderful, spirited event that really kicks off the festive spirit at Mall of the Emirates, and we would like to thank the Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates, the volunteers and the wider community for coming out and supporting the charitable cause,” said Hussain Moosa Associate Director, Mall of the Emirates. “We’re pleased to be creating great moments for the Dubai Centre for Special Needs, with much needed funds to provide a brighter future for its students.”
About Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates:
Priding itself on offering guests innovative experiences, Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates has some of the most unique and stylish room products in the region. Fifteen stunning Ski Chalets marry sand and snow, offering views of the Arabian Gulf on one side and ski slopes on the other. The über-sleek Executive Tower Suites and the luxurious Presidential Suite are an exercise in modern elegance and provide an exclusive haven for discerning guests. Each of the hotel’s 393 deluxe rooms and suites is equipped with a large plasma flat-screen TV with access to 80 international satellite channels, as well as a DVD and multi-media player. In addition, all rooms have a fully furnished dining area as well as stylish and well-appointed marble bathrooms.
Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 75 five-star hotels in 31 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts, and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014.
About Mall of the Emirates
Mall of the Emirates, the world’s first shopping resort, is located in Dubai at interchange four on Sheikh Zayed Road. The multi-level shopping centre currently features more than 560 international brands with a total gross leasable area (GLA) of 233,467 sqm including department stores, fashion, lifestyle, sports, electronics and home furnishing outlets and the largest Carrefour in the city. The compelling family leisure offer includes a Magic Planet family entertainment area, a multi-screen VOX Cinemas, the world-renowned Ski Dubai – the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and snow park, the 500-seat capacity Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC) and more than 90 international dining and café options. Mall of the Emirates features an unmatched luxury offer housing more than 80 of the world’s most renowned designer brands in Fashion Dome and Via Rodeo. For the convenience of guests, the mall has two adjoining hotels: the 5-star Kempinski Mall of the Emirates and the 5-star Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel. Mall of the Emirates is ranked as 7th most lucrative shopping centre in the world by sales per square foot, and first in the Middle East in a study by the International Council of Shopping Centers in 2012.
About Majid Al Futtaim
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 129 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.