Lebanese singing star Elissa to make an exclusive appearance at the closing of Mall of the Emirates’ International Fashion Photography Exhibition

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As part of Dubai Shopping Festival’s 20th Anniversary celebrations, the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment in partnership with Majid Al Futtaim will be hosting Lebanese best-selling recording artist Elissa to make an exclusive appearance at Mall of the Emirates this Wednesday January 14th at 7:00pm. Among the event’s attendees will be 30 lucky individuals who will have the chance to personally meet Elissa.

“In partnership with the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, Mall of the Emirates is delighted to welcome one of the region’s best-loved female entertainers, Elissa, as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival celebrations. Her forthcoming appearance at Mall of the Emirates underscores our commitment to bringing a world-class caliber of events to Dubai, and creating great moments for everyone, every day, through a unique opportunity to personally meet regional and international celebrities” said Hussain Moosa, Associate Director, Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

Best known only by her first name, Elissa has sold more than 30 million albums, and has also been awarded the World Music Award for Best Selling Middle Eastern Artist multiple times throughout her illustrious career. For one night only, Elissa will bring her personal star power to Mall of the Emirates, on the closing night of the prestigious International Fashion Photography Exhibition, an annual event from Cannes, France which has made its first-ever Middle East debut at the mall, for the 20th Anniversary of Dubai Shopping Festival.

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.

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 38 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 60 supermarkets in 12 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.

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