City Center Beirut lights up the Christmas tree with colors of joy, love and hope

The holiday season started off with a festive atmosphere and a variety of international art and entertainment shows

Beirut, Lebanon, 4 December 2019: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, launched the festive season with a special ceremony to light the Christmas tree with children from Children’s Cancer Centre of Lebanon (CCCL) and Kids First, an association aiming at helping kids suffering from cancer and blood disorders. The event, which has become an annual tradition awaited by visitors, was presented by the well-renowned media figure Rola Safa.

On the rhythm of Christmas carols, visitors of City Centre Beirut participated in lighting up the tree with the Senior Mall Manager, Serge Younan, the children from CCCL and Kids First. The tree embodying the spirit of Christmas joy was sparkling with colors of love and hope.

City Centre Beirut aims to provide unique experiences full of joy and entertainment, in harmony with its vision to create great moments for everyone, every day. As such, given the tough phase our country is going through, City Centre Beirut team was keen to revive the festive season and contribute to bringing happiness and hope to the hearts of the Lebanese.

This year, City Centre Beirut offers a diversity of international stage shows and parades for families to enjoy starting the 6th of December till January 1st

Serge Younan, Senior Mall Manager at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties, said: “the lighting of the Christmas tree at City Centre Beirut has become an annual event anticipated by all and a symbol of happiness for the arrival of a new year. We hope to bring goodness, peace and tranquillity to Lebanon, and our city Beirut which is only worthy of joy. I would like to point out that our insistence on launching the holiday season is an affirmation of our commitment to the happiest moments of the Lebanese and our faith in this country, its people and its future.”

City Centre Beirut attracts the highest number of visitors, and it has become a space of joy, a meeting point for all family members, and a leading destination for shopping that satisfies all tastes and categories.

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About Majid Al Futtaim

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

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 25 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in a number of markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 280 outlets.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 400 VOX Cinemas screens and 36 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region. In addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, iFly Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, and a Fashion and Home retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.