Shopping Malls reinforce their strong support for Dubai Summer Surprises 2008

MAF Shopping Malls, the leading shopping mall developer in the region, will partner with Dubai Summer Surprises 2008 (DSS) in presenting the 11th edition of the festival. MAF Shopping Malls' famed Dubai portfolio comprising of Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre will work closely together with DSS to provide an innovative and exciting edition for their visitors this year.

Deira City Centre and Mall of the Emirates will soon unveil a plethora of exciting activities and irresistible promotions lined up during the nine and a half week extravaganza that runs from June 19 to August 22. Last year, the two centres together welcomed over 10 million shoppers during the Summer Surprises.

Fareed AbdelRahman, Vice-President - Divisional Asset Management for MAF Shopping Malls, expressed delight on their association once again with the region's leading summer event. "Our vision is in line with DSS's mission to make Dubai the leading summer holiday destination among global tourists," he said.

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"Deira City Centre and Mall of the Emirates are two of our most successful flagship properties that have thrilled residents and tourists alike every time they visit us. They offer a complete experience for everyone in the family - from children, teenagers, young adults to parents. Our team is working on some really striking concepts for this year's DSS and I am sure it will be a resounding success," AbdelRahman added.

About MAF Shopping Malls

MAF Shopping Malls is the regions leading shopping mall developer with an established network of operating centres in the Middle East and North Africa. The company is part of MAF Properties, one of the major operating subsidiaries of the Majid Al Futtaim Group. It has seven operating centres totaling over 500,000 square meters of GLA including: 4 centres in UAE, 2 in Egypt and 1 in Oman. MAF Shopping Malls deals with over a 1,000 retailers across the globe and its centres draw combined foot traffic of over 85 million shoppers annually.

MAF Shopping Malls' world-class shopping centres have revolutionised the retail industry over the past 15 years with breakthrough developments like Ski Dubai, the first indoor Ski Resort, Mall of the Emirates, the first shopping resort in the Middle East and the popular City Centre franchise (which can be found in Deira, Sharjah and Ajman) that has been exported across the region to Egypt (Maadi and Alexandria), Oman (Muscat), the upcoming Bahrain City Centre and Mirdif City Centre.

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