Al Zahia city center welcomes local businesses and SMEs for the “big city center vote”


Dubai, United Arab Emirates: City Center Al Zahia, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim, has invited nine local businesses and SMEs to take their seats at its conference table this week as part of the “Big City Center Vote”. Moderated by Fuad Sharaf, Managing Director of UAE Malls of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, the session focused on ways in which downtown malls can further accelerate the growth of local businesses in the UAE. and support entrepreneurial ambitions. Among those present at Sharjah’s brand new lifestyle and retail experience were the founders of the ready-to-wear brand, Maitha Al Ansari; luxury fashion brand, Wafa Balaswad; concept store, Maison des 45; roller skate concept, RollDXB; boutique wellness area, Barakah Studio; family favorite Funbox as well as major F&B outlets including 71 Steak & Grill; Mara Lounge Restaurant and Aryad Cafe.

City Center Al Zahia has also partnered with a community group, Real Mums UAE, to invite their members to participate in the “Big City Center Vote” in a separate session. Over an intimate breakfast, many mothers said they wanted to use the mall as a space to learn and play, while others would like to organize experiences for those with determination, opening hours stores, improved family parking and increased visibility of promotions across the mall.

Members of UAE Moms took their places at the board table to discuss their thoughts, aspirations and ideas via the community-centric voting platform. This included improving the student experience, showing a greater affinity for casual dining, outdoor options, and more family experiences and kid-friendly spaces in the mall.

For more information on how to vote, visit


About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the pioneer of shopping malls, communities, retail and leisure in the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success, Majid Al Futtaim started from the vision of one man to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure in order to “create great moments for everyone, every day”. It has since grown into one of the most respected and successful companies in the UAE, spanning 17 international markets, employing over 43,000 people and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) ​​among companies. private in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with other developments underway in the area. The mall portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Center malls, My City Center neighborhood malls and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Sharjah government. The Company is the exclusive franchisee of Carrefour in more than 30 markets in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 400 points of sale, including City+, the first cashless store in the region, and a boutique on line.

Majid Al Futtaim operates over 600 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences in the region, including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The company is the parent company of a fashion, home and specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, LEGO and That, a concept store and a Majid Al Futtaim fashion app. Additionally, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facilities and energy management company, through a joint venture with Veolia, a global leader in optimized environmental resource management.

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