Zemsky Group to Open Market Island, Middle East’s Largest Food Hall, at Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Festival City Mall is set to witness the grand opening of Market Island, the largest food hall in the Middle East, in December 2023. The highly anticipated launch is part of Dubai Festival City Mall’s commitment to delivering exceptional entertainment and lifestyle experiences to its customers.
The opening of Market Island marks a significant milestone for the renowned Zemsky Group, a prominent Russian institution specializing in commercial real estate for the food and beverage sector. With a portfolio of over 150 projects across 16 cities worldwide, the group has chosen Dubai Festival City Mall as the ideal location to introduce its innovative and world-famous food and beverage concept to the UAE.
Covering an impressive area of 70,000 square meters, Market Island will feature 53 gastronomic platforms offering a diverse range of dishes from various international cuisines. The food hall will accommodate over 3,500 seats and house numerous food stations, designated spaces, lounges, and beverage corners. Notably, it will be the first shopping center in the UAE to have a licensed drinks corner, adding to its allure.
Market Island goes beyond culinary experiences and aims to become a sought-after tourist and entertainment destination. Visitors can indulge in live entertainment activities, including captivating musical performances and the talents of renowned DJs in the region. This unique blend of entertainment, delectable food, and refreshing drinks ensures an extraordinary social experience for all patrons.
Haitham Hajjar, General Manager of Al-Futtaim Shopping Centers Group in the UAE, expressed his enthusiasm for the collaboration with Zemsky Group, highlighting their joint effort to bring Market Island to Dubai Festival City Mall. He emphasized the commitment to providing exceptional food, beverage, and entertainment experiences that align with the customers’ aspirations, which remain their top priority.
Dubai Festival City Mall continues to welcome visitors with an array of outstanding culinary and entertainment experiences. Alongside Market Island, the mall offers a diverse range of activities and promotions suitable for the entire family, ensuring a memorable visit for all.