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 this area include InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City, and InterContinental Residence Suite 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.