Dubai, UAE, October 29, 2018: Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate’s flagship office building, Festival Tower, at Dubai Festival City, is now home to the International Institute for Tolerance (IIT), making the tower a powerhouse of diverse and prestigious government offices.
IIT was founded in 2017 upon the decision by his Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The government authority aims to instil a spirit of tolerance in society, building a cohesive society and promoting the UAE as a role model for tolerance, anti-extremism, and anti all forms of discrimination among people.
In addition to IIT, Festival Tower is also home to other government offices including the Federal Competitiveness and State Authority, and Federal Customs Authority. Among the other prestigious tenants within the tower are NORR, CBI, Emirates Investment Bank PJSC, Inmarsat Communications, Amadeus and Lloyd’s.
IIT presented appreciation awards to the Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate team for their exceptional efforts to help the government agency integrate into their new office location. The awards were presented by IIT’s Managing Director, H.E. Dr Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani and Brigadier-General Ahmed Khalfan Al Mansouri, secretary-general of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Tolerance Award.
“We want to thank the management of Dubai Festival City who ensured we moved into our premises hassle-free and were settled in no time. We look forward to a growing partnership with Dubai Festival City.” Dr.Hamad Al Shaikh Ahmad Al Shaibani.
Samer Zabian, Director – Residential & Commercial Property at Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate, said, “We are extremely pleased to receive the appreciation award from IIT and are delighted to welcome them to Festival Tower. Al-Futtaim and IIT share the same values of understanding and inclusivity, and with this, we look forward to a future of mutual growth and partnership.”
Festival Tower is a premium office tower hosting over 3,000 employees and is conveniently located at the crossroads of old and new Dubai. The Tower has 33 floors offering 552,000 sq. ft of office space and is currently the only commercial tower overlooking the Dubai Creek.
The iconic tower features a welcoming triple height atrium-style lobby with high-quality finishes. Each floor has 20,000 sq. ft. of floor area that can be divided into smaller units from 2,400 sq. ft. Providing excellent natural light from the double-glazed floor to ceiling windows – the AAA grade premium office space offers tenants an unrivalled 360-degree panoramic view of the Dubai skyline.
In addition, Festival Tower is directly accessible from the Business Bay Crossing, Garhoud Bridge and Al Rebat Street offering convenient access. The Tower is located just two kilometres from Dubai International Airport and is regularly serviced by bus links and taxis.
The Tower is occupied with a number of global and local companies within a range of industries including Government – local and federal, Banking and Insurance, Retail, Aviation, Services, Construction, Automotive, Hospitality, Oil & Gas amongst others with limited availability of new office space.