It offers 3 hotels, a large shopping mall, a championship golf course, residential accommodation, and 2 international schools.
Hotels and places to stay in and around Dubai Festival City include:
- InterContinental Dubai Festival City
- Holiday Inn - Dubai Festival City
The residential developments at Dubai Festival City are Marsa Plaza, Al Badia Residences, and Al Badia Hillside Village.
Marsa Plaza is a residential tower with around 500 studios, apartments, duplexes, and penthouses. Just over 200 of these are serviced apartments (InterContinental Residence Suites). Facilities include a gym, 2 swimming pools, lounge, and restaurant. It’s situated at the northern end of Dubai Festival City.
Al Badia Residences are a mixture of Mediterranean-style low-rise apartment blocks (1 – 4 bedroom apartments) and terrace homes (3 & 4 bedrooms). The development lies just north of the Al Badia Golf Club.
Al Badia Hillside Village is perched on an elevated plot just west of Al Badia Residences and offers a range of unique studios, 1 – 3 bedroom apartments, and 3-bedroom duplex apartments.
Leisure and community facilities at Al Badia are found at Al Areesh Club. Members enjoy use of a fully-equipped gym, 25 metre swimming pool, children’s pool, tennis and squash courts, and children’s play area. It also offers a supermarket and restaurant.
The Festival Centre offers an incredible 2.1 million square feet of retail space. Flagship stores are Marks & Spencer, Paris Gallery, Esprit, Sun & Sand Sports, IKEA (the largest in the UAE), HyperPanda (hypermarket), and Plug-Ins.
Attractions & Entertainment
Attractions within the Festival Centre include a 12-screen cinema, a Fitness First health club, and bowling alley.
The Al Badia Golf Club is a 7,303 yard par 72 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. Facilities at the clubhouse include 2 restaurants, a spa, and golf shop.
Interactive map of Dubai Festival City.