The upcoming world-class facility founded by basketball legend Fadi El Khatib will open its doors in Q1 of 2023.

Festival Plaza, the lifestyle community mall, continues to expand its offering in line with Al-Futtaim’s inherent customer-centric approach and commitment to continuously diversifying its offering. In line with its strategy of focusing on the best customer experience for communities in Dubai South across leisure, lifestyle and entertainment, Festival Plaza, the lifestyle community mall part of Al-Futtaim Malls today announced the upcoming opening of Champs, the leading sports facility catering to all ages and fitness levels with a mission of creating a vibrant community that promotes social wellbeing and a healthy lifestyle.

Hayssam Hajjar, General Manager, Al-Futtaim Malls said: “We at Al Futtaim Malls are delighted to host Champs in Festival Plaza and are proud to be associated with a renowned sports legend like Fadi Al Khatib. Opening of Champs at the mall, will be a completely new step for retail business as it is for the first time that a mall in the UAE will be bringing the concept of such a Sport Complex into the retail environment. Champs will open for customers in Q1 2023, and it endorses Festival Plaza’s commitment to the community residents to immerse themselves in sports and recreation to support their physical and social well-being. This new opening announcement is the first of many to come as we continue to work to offer Festival Plaza customers more choice and experiences.”