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Majid Al Futtaim Celebrates 20th Dubai Shopping Festival With A Program Of World-Class Entertainment
(4 January 2015)


Jan 2:  Giuliana Rancic Visit at Mall of the Emirates

Timings:  3:30pm

Known to host red carpet events in Hollywood and for starring in her own reality TV show along with her husband Bill, the E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic will be at Mall of the Emirates as part of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the Dubai Shopping Festival. The couple’s visit to the mall includes a stop at Ski Dubai – where they will meet the adorable penguins and propel across the breadth of snow-capped grounds with a state-of-the-art zip line, Snow Bullet. 

Jan 1 – 3:  Maraca Tall at Mall of the Emirates

Timings (Jan 1 & 3):  7:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:00 pm

Timings (Jan 2):  2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00 pm

Raising Afro-Brazilian rhythms to new heights, six colourful musicians on stilts featuring traditional Maracatu drums will literally delight mall visitors even if they are 100 metres away.

Jan 1 – 6 (except Jan 2):  Lady Marionetta at Mall of the Emirates

Timings:  5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm

With a slight pull and pluck of strings, mall visitors will be amazed by how the animated lady puppeteers perform tricks with their mini marionettes.

Jan 1 – 31 (Thursdays to Saturdays except Jan 2):  Pipe Men at Mall of the Emirates

Timings:  5:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm

The Pipe Men roaming performers, who are coming to the UAE for the first time, are out of this world both literally and figuratively! 

Jan 1 – Feb 1:  20 Gold Coins to be given away daily at City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

Shoppers who spend AED 399 minimum at any store within the mall get a chance to enter a draw for a prize of 20 gold coins every day! 

Jan 1 – Feb 1:  A Bentley, Holiday of your choice and Gadgets up for grabs at Mall of the Emirates

Mall of the Emirates launches three different zones at the mall this DSF:  Luxe Zone, where shoppers can spend a minimum of AED 699 and get a chance to win a brand new Bentley Continental GT V8 and 19 luxe prizes worth of AED 5000; Leisure Zone, where a trip to one of the 20 favourite fashionable destinations can be won upon spending AED 399; and Tech Zone, where 20 Apple gadgets worth AED 5000 are given away daily with a minimum spend of AED 399.  Each zone is identified by colour and extensive signage within the mall.

Jan 4 – 27 (Sundays to Tuesdays):  Pipe Men at City Centre Deira

Timings:  4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

The Pipe Men roaming performers, who are coming to the UAE for the first time, are out of this world both literally and figuratively! 

Jan 4 – 27 (Sundays to Tuesdays):  French Pierrots at City Centre Mirdif

Timings:  4:00pm, 8:00pm, 9:30pm

The colourful French Pierrots are heading to the UAE for the first time!  These comedic characters entertain through a fusion of comedy and circus acts!

Jan 7 – 29 (Wednesday s and Thursdays):  20th Anniversary Celebration  Parade  at City Centre Deira

Timings:  4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm

Twice a week, a stunning collection of birthday entertainers in costumes designed by Cirque du Soleil producers will roam City Centre Deira to celebrate DSF’s 20th birthday.  Their mission is to spread joy and encourage lots of smiles!  

Jan 7 – 27:  Tom & Jerry Stage show and Maze at City Centre Mirdif

Location:  Central Galleria

Show Timings (Jan 7 – 16):  4:30pm, 7:30pm, 9:30pm

Majid Al Futtaim is bringing an international licensed show Tom & Jerry for the first time in the region.  In addition to an interactive stage show for the whole family from Jan 7 to 16 and an interactive cheese maze (January 7 – 27) will be set up at City Centre Mirdif for kids to experience the Tom & Jerry chase live at the mall.  Photo opportunities with the characters will also be available.  The mechanics are easy - mall visitors who shop for a minimum of AED 399 at any store within the mall can enter the maze.   Players should then help Jerry escape Tom and hand the cheese at the finish line to win amazing prizes instantly.

Jan 7 – 14:  The International Festival of Fashion Photography Exhibition

Mall of the Emirates will transform into an open gallery for monumental fashion and beauty photos taken by renowned and influential international and local photographers.  The fascinating and fashionable photographs will be displayed in a large format exhibition at the Central Galleria.

Jan 7 – 16:  Ballet vs. Hip Hop at City Centre Deira

Location:  East Court

Timings:  4:30pm, 6:30pm, 8:30pm

A non-verbal, award-winning, international performance combining ballet and break dancing. The show features breathtaking dance routines including pirouettes, rock, hip-hop, and ballet. The storyline unfolds with dynamic dance routines throughout the show. 

Jan 11 - 13:  Illuminated Puppets at City Centre Mirdif

Timings:  5:00pm, 9:00pm, 10:00pm

i-Puppets is a roaming act performed by five puppet players. The characters’ eyes light up and the sounds come from their costumes! Fun for all the family to see!

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