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Explore Dubai Festival City, Leisure and Entertainment


Dubai Festival City offers something for everyone with a wealth of entertainment and leisure activities.

Adjacent to the shopping extravaganza of Festival Centre is Canal Walk, where over 40 alfresco restaurants and cafes offer an outstanding array of eclectic cuisines from every corner of the globe. A popular waterside meeting place, enjoy a meal with friends or just watch the world go by over a cappuccino. Two beautifully designed water pavilions situated just between Canal Walk and Festival Marina extend the choice of dining options further to InterContinental and Crowne Plaza Hotels.

  • Al Fresco dining and waterfront cafes
  • Grand Festival Cinema complex
  • Bowling City
  • Fitness First
  • Concerts and sporting events
  • The Event Centre
  • Festival Marina - the only round marina in Dubai
  • Al Badia Golf Club - 18-hole championship golf course

Festival Marina

At the heart of Festival Centre lies Festival Marina, a Mediterranean style luxury yachting hub reminiscent of the French Riviera. The boardwalk provides the ideal backdrop for a meal or a relaxing stroll along Dubai Creek, where one can enjoy life to the full.

Al Areesh Club

Conveniently located within the Al Badia district, the beautifully appointed Al Areesh Club offers Al Badia residents, members and their guests a professionally managed and outstanding leisure and entertainment destination.


Located opposite the Universal American School and within the Al Badia district of Dubai Festival City, Al Areesh Club is set in beautifully landscaped surroundings, ideal for a relaxed lunch or a quick coffee. Plenty of parking spaces are available just metres away from the entrance.

The facility provides a wide range of health and fitness options for all ages from gym equipment, outdoor swimming, aerobics classes, yoga and racket sports as well as Spinneys supermarket and separate hair and beauty salons for men and women.

Al Areesh Club also offers great activities for kids including birthday parties, summer camps, tennis coaching, ballet school, soccer and swimming lessons.

Membership to the Gymnasium is open to all with opening times from 06:00 – 22:00 every day.

For more information please contact the club on 04 232 5670 or email alareeshclub@dubaifestivalcity.com

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