Experience the Thrill of a True Brazilian Festival at Yas Mall Dubai

Press release
Published February 20th, 2018 - 06:55 GMT
Crowds at Yas Mall
Crowds at Yas Mall

Yas Mall, in partnership with the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Embassy in Abu Dhabi, is set to entertain visitors and give an experience of a true Brazilian Festival this February. The spectacular event, which will be held at Abu Dhabi’s largest mall from 22nd – 25th February, will showcase lively samba performances and colourful pop-ups offering artistic Brazilian gifts and the tastiest Latin American food at the Town Square.

Yas Mall has everything you need to enjoy a spectacular 4-day Brazilian festival which aims to bridge the gap between the Arab nations and Brazil through social and cultural interactions. Yas Mall is bringing the best of the South American nation straight to the capital!

The famous Unidos De Vila Maria Samba School has travelled especially to Yas Mall to showcase their award-winning samba skills to visitors every day during the festival. Known for their energetic and passionate style, the Brazilian dancers are guaranteed to bring some fun to Abu Dhabi and entice everyone to move to the rhythm.

A first in the region, the Brazilian equivalent of Mickey Mouse, cartoon character Monica & Friends will visit Yas Mall to amuse children of all ages with their imaginative and funny performances. Joining Monica will be local children’s favourite character, Majid, proving friendship between these nations can begin from childhood.

For those who want to bring home a memento of Brazil, the vibrant Brazilian pop-ups at Town Square will be filled with Brazilian products from vendors such as cosmetic products from Solari, Flora Brasil, and Sweetez, as well as contact lens provider Solotica. There will also be arts souvenirs from MZArtes. Brazilian journalist Lu Braga, who lives in Lebanon will also have a kiosk to promote her blog.

Fernando Luis Lemos Igreja, Brazilian Ambassador to the UAE, said: "It is a wonderful opportunity to have in Abu Dhabi such significant representation of the Brazilian culture: festival, sports and Turma da Mônica, among the presence of important companies of different sectors. I am sure this event will give Abu Dhabi some taste of our Brazilian culture."

Rubens Hannun, President of the Arab-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce, added: “We are proud to partner with Yas Mall in bringing Brazil closer to the Middle East through these lively activities which will surely entertain visitors and allow them to experience a slice of the Brazilian culture. We are positive that such initiatives create an atmosphere of friendship and camaraderie that is essential to maintain good relations especially in countries like the UAE which enjoy a wide variety of culture from many nationalities.”

Commenting Saoud Khoory, General Manager of Yas Mall, said, ‘The Brazilian Carnival is known all over the world for its amazing dances, colourful costumes and pulsating atmosphere. At Yas Mall we wanted to inject some more fun and entertainment into our 2018 calendar. We are proud to be working

with the Arab Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and the Brazilian Embassy in Abu Dhabi to show our visitors what an authentic Brazilian Festival is like.’

Background Information

Yas Mall

Yas Mall is the largest mall on Yas Island Abu Dhabi offering an incredible shopping, dining and entertainment experience for residents and tourists alike, all under one roof. 
As a super-regional mall, spread across 2.5 million square feet, Yas Mall is home to over 370 international brands, 68 F&B outlets and a range of entertainment destinations direct connection to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Key entertainment facilities at Yas Mall include a 24 Screen Vox Cinemas, and the family-entertainment venue Fun Works.

Located at the heart of the iconic Yas Island, Yas Mall is 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30 minutes from the Capital’s city centre and 45 minutes from Dubai with direct access from Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Khalifa Highway.

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