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Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Dubai support Car Free Day 2016

Feb 27, 2016

Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Al Shindagha offer convenient and easy access to the city’s public transport.

Majid Al Futtaim’s malls in Dubai showed their support of Dubai Municipality’s annual Car-Free Day by encouraging visitors heading towards Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Al Shindagha to use public transportation.  

Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, and City Centre Al Shindagha each have convenient metro stations at proximity and urged visitors to leave their cars at home and hop onto the metro, buses, or if possible walk or bike to the malls.

Car-Free Day, the first-of-its-kind initiative in the region, has grown over the years and marked its seventh edition in 2016. According to Dubai Municipality, in 2010, 1,000 cars were left at home compared to 30,000 in 2015. Since inception, the initiative would have contributed to the reduction of an estimated 140 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions. This year it is estimated that 1,000 entities took part in the initiative.

“In line with Dubai’s efforts to become the world’s most environment-friendly city, Majid Al Futtaim was proud to support Dubai Municipality’s visionary initiative aiming to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, by encouraging the public to avoid using their cars for an entire day.  Sustainability is at the core of our company’s values and we felt compelled to remind visitors of alternative ways to come to the malls to create a positive change,” said Fuad Sharaf, Senior Director – Property Management, Shopping Malls for Majid Al Futtaim Properties.

Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship mall, Mall of the Emirates, can be easily accessed by metro at metro station number 32 ‘Mall of the Emirates’,  in Zone 2 on the Red Line. Alternatively, bus routes stop directly in front of the iconic lifestyle destination. For those who headed to City Centre Deira, the metro could transport them to station number 16, in the Zone 3 on the Red Line. Regular bus routes also pass by the popular shopping destinations that mall guests were able to use.

Shoppers who visited the newest mall of Majid Al Futtaim, City Centre Al Shindagha,  were able to exit at station number 24 ‘Al Ghubaiba Metro Station’ in Zone 5 on the Green Line, located near the centre on Al Ghubaiba Road, or ride on the regular buses to and from the mall. Conveniently located on Dubai’s Creek, City Centre Al Shindagha can also be accessed using the regular water taxi’s. For more information and to book tickets please visit http://www.rta.ae/eservices/WaterTaxi/WaterTaxiBooking.action?request_locale=en

For further information on bus routes and timetables to and from Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Al Shindagha, please visit http://dubai-buses.com/

Roads and Transport Authority also offers a free app, Wojhati, allowing users to visualise Metro stations locations, bus and tram routes. The app provides data on arrival time, trip duration, fares, directions to destination and alerts in case of delays.

Additionally, with a community focus, City Centre Me’aisem and City Centre Mirdif are both located at a walking distance that provided convenience for all residents in those areas.

For further information please visit: www.facebook.com/MalloftheEmirates, www.facebook.com/CityCentreDeira, www.facebook.com/CityCentreMirdif , www.facebook.com/CityCentreMeaisem or www.facebook.com/CityCentreAlShindagha