Dubai Festival City

Dubai Festival City is the mega construction projects of Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate AFGRE spread over the area of 1300 acres, which was built for multi-uses. Primary construction work was started in 2003 with future plan to complete the whole project in 12 years. Advertising campaigns marketed this project as a city-within-a-city. The project consists of three distinctive districts, Marsa Al Khor, Festival Centre and Al Badia. These sub-districts are interconnected by 30 kilometers internal network of roads and a wide coastal promenade. The project has 3 distinctive residential projects Al Badia Residences, Marsa Plaza, and Al Badia Hillside Village. These residential communities are capable to provide accommodation facilities for more than 50,000 residents. There are total 20,000 apartments, villas and townhouses. Residential properties of the projects are available for rent and sale for individual buyers and wealth foundations. In addition to residential communities the project also possesses state-of-the-art, modern commercial, retail outlets and fun places for leisure and entertainment activities. The project has a lush green golf course, shopping malls, hotels, schools and medical facilities to cater the needs of residents and tourists visiting this place. 

Residential Communities of Dubai Festival City

The project houses three remarkable residential communities in three distinctive districts of the project. All three communities of the project are built to satisfy the taste of people belonging from different places. You can find apartments, villas and town houses of distinct Arabic design, Mediterranean to modern design. All communities are built and designed in a way to maintain their individuality as well as they perfectly blends with architectural design of the whole project. Another main feature of residential communities is their interconnectivity that allows residents to find everything from accommodation and employment to retail and entertainment facilities within the same area. The project also has alluring retail outlets, restaurants and cafes to entertain everyone. Moreover, 24 hours security services also provided for the peace of mind of its residents and entrepreneurs establishing their business in this project.

Al Badia Residences

It is a lush green residential community located in Al Badia District. It comprises of Mediterranean town houses and low rise villas that are available as freehold asset to local UAE residents and non-UAE nationals. Residents can also enjoy other facilities located within the community like Al Areesh Club, which provide broad range of leisure and entertainment services like sports facilities, gym, swimming pools, BBQ areas, men and women saloons, supermarket and restaurants and coffee shops. Dubai Festival Center and Al Badia Golf Club are also located within the close proximity of this community.

Marsa Plaza

It is an eye catching residential tower among skylines of the city. It is a residential tower consists of 510 apartments that also include 212 fully serviced apartments managed by InterContinental Hotels and Resorts Group. The Plaza provides breath taking views of Dubai Creek and cityscape. The project mainly houses two, three and four bedroom penthouses and duplexes. In addition to providing comfortable accommodation, the project also offers other daily life amenities like gym, swimming pools and saloons for men and women, coffee shops, baby sittings, laundry services, valet parking and convenience store.

Al Badia Hillside Village

The residential community has built to display traditional Arabic architectural design and culture. Project offers spacious apartments from one to three bedroom and range of studio apartments constructed in 145 different layouts. Unique features of apartments include enclosed courtyards, open terraces and covered loggias. Basement car parking facilities are also available for residents. Residents can also enjoy inspiring views of Dubai Creek and lush green Golf Club of Al Badia. Residents can also avail shopping, entertainment and dining facilities of the retail resort of the project Dubai Festival Center. 

Dubai Festival City’s Amenities and Attractions

Besides offering comfortable accommodation, the project also provides several retail, commercial, sports, leisure and entertainment facilities for its residents and visitors. Major developments of Dubai Festival City include: 

Dubai Festival Center (Retail Resort)

Dubai Festival Center is the situated along the shore of Dubai Creek. It represents a unique matchless waterfront retail outlet in city. It houses stunning outlets of elite retailers and top brands, international food and beverage stores. Besides, you can also find world-class entertainment facilities. The project has more than 2 million sq ft total leasable area, which possess more than 370 shops including 25 flagships stores, 90+ restaurants, cafés and small restaurants, 12 screen cinema complex, bowling area and free covered car parking with a total capacity of carrying 7,000 vehicles.

Festival Tower and Marsa Plaza (Commercial Office Space)

In order to execute business and commercial needs of residents, the project also offer excellent, well equipped commercial space to facilitate business organizations to establish their offices. The main purpose of this project is providing perfect business environment for entrepreneurs. Total area of Festival center is 10 million sq feet and its modern architectural design enables it to offer office space for 50,000 personnel’s. It is a perfect waterfront commercial project, which is ideally located just 2kms away from Dubai International Airport and with in direct access of 13 lane Business Bay Crossing and 12 lane Garhoud Bridge. Festival Tower and Marsa Plaza are the two main commercial projects of Dubai Festival City.

Festival Marina/ Al Areesh Club (Hub of Entertainment)

Besides offering retail, residential and commercial facilities, Dubai Festival City also offers entertainment and leisure activities for residents and tourists. Major fun and entertainment activities include waterfront alfresco dining areas, sports facilities, bowling area, event center, fitness centers, Festival Marina a luxury yachting hub and the one and only round festival, 18 hole golf course and huge sized cinema complex. Moreover, Al Areesh Club is a well managed entertainment center offering numerous fun activities for the residents and visitors.

Hotels and Studio Apartments

The project also offers super luxury and comfortable accommodation options for tourists. It houses two world’s leading international hospitality management brands, InterContinental and Crowne Plaza. Whereas nightlife cafes and restaurants include Reflets par Pierre Gagnaire which is world renowned for its fine dining and food from French and Michelin cooked by famous chefs, Pierre Gagnaire. Intercontinental offers 498 rooms including 121 ultra luxury suites and one Royal Suite. The Crowne Palza has 316 rooms, well equipped with plasma TV and high speed internet. Additionally, travelers can also find bit affordable accommodation in studio apartments of Marsa Plaza.

Automotive center

The project also houses showroom space with curved boulevard and modern architectural design. It offers finest and beautifully landscaped space that attracts prestigious automotive brands to establish their outlets in this project. Automotive center is ideally located on short drive from many city attractions.

Al Badia Golf Club

It is 18-hole championship golf course managed by Intercontinental Dubai Festival City that offers professional golfer to experience motion capture technology that help them to improve their skills and allow them to hit ball longer and straighter with excellent control. Moreover, it also provides excellent dining and fine outdoor space to celebrate events.
In a nutshell, Dubai Festival City is perfectly playing its role to develop Dubai’s image as world’s fast growing city. The project successfully catering accommodation and business needs of local and foreign expats and entrepreneurs. It welcomes everyone, who is willing to setup business and trying to find personal accommodation place.