Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall, has announced the dates of the Dolmen Shopping Festival 2017 which will start on December 22nd at all three Dolmen Malls, marking the 25th anniversary of the biggest shopping festival in Karachi.
The 17-day festival will commence with a grand opening ceremony with fashion and retail giants inaugurating the event at all three locations. Karachi will witness a one-of-a-kind light show and fireworks from Dolmen Mall Clifton’s iconic building to give tribute to the city of lights, along with unveiling of the grand prizes, festival happenings and flash sales of the day.
With engaging activities, life-sized games, fashion displays, exhibitions, daily performances, exquisite décor, light shows, and gifts and giveaways stretching to three weeks, the festival has been designed to celebrate the customers’ 25-year journey promising grand celebrations for its silver jubilee. Customers will be enticed with limited hours flash sales from all top fashion brands, and countless chances to win through the daily Dolmen Draws through which they can win gifts from brands, airline tickets, shopping sprees and other fabulous gifts. Renowned celebrities, country’s celebrated artists and participating brands will also join the festivities to pay tribute to the booming retail industry of the country.
Talking to the press, Dolmen Real Estate Management Chief Operating Officer Faisal Nadeem said, “Dolmen Mall has been the destination of choice for a lot of Karachiites. It is not just a mall, it has a legacy of twenty five years where people have come and multiple generations have grown with the mall. This year we would like to celebrate the silver jubilee of Dolmen Shopping Festival with people of Karachi who will witness one of a kind event with mega prizes, lucky draws and grand entertainment.”
Dolmen Mall provides the Pakistani shopper exclusive access to some of the world’s most popular retail brands and eateries, attracting customers from all over the country to its doors. The Mall goes an extra mile when it comes to keeping its clientele happy. It offers clean and well-equipped restrooms, prayer areas and mother’s rooms on every floor, wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance for elderly people, dedicated women only parking, and cuddle carts for toddlers.
Dolmen Mall celebrates 25 years of Dolmen Shopping Festival #DSF25 starting today, at all three malls. Silver jubilee celebrations began with a bang with a grand opening ceremony for the 25th Dolmen Shopping Festival. Khalid Malik hosted the inauguration that featured celebrity appearances by Ali Azmat and Ahsan Khan. The celebration featured an opening act by the Dolmen Management who performed a flash mob with a human formation of the words “Dolmen Shopping Festival 25”. The ceremony was followed by a cake cutting ceremony amidst Dolmen Mall management, renowned celebrities, brand partners and customers.
Celebrities interacted with mall visitors and announced discounts and flash on choicest top brands at the mall. An enticing Dolmen Draw was launched to attract DSF shoppers to win gifts and prizes through daily draws till January 6th 2018 on shopping of Rs. 5,000 or more. Grand prize of Rs. 2.5 million of shopping spree, airline tickets, watches, phones, jewelry and gifts from top fashion and retail brands can be won at all three malls starting Friday, 22 December 2017. The prize distribution ceremony will simultaneously take place on Sunday, 7th January at all three malls where Dolmen management and brand partners will distribute and award prizes to the winners.
Talking to the press, Dolmen Real Estate Management Chief Operating Officer Faisal Nadeem said, “Dolmen Mall has been the destination of choice for a lot of Karachiites. It is not just a mall, it has a legacy of twenty-five years where people have come and multiple generations have grown with the mall. This year, we would like to celebrate the silver jubilee of Dolmen Shopping Festival with people of Karachi who will witness one of a kind event with mega prizes, lucky draws and grand entertainment.”
The festival will host activities and fun engagements for its customers for 17 days through a specially created indoor carnival with games having instant prizes for all players, cultural and winter themed bazaar, mascot performances, art gallery, fashion shows, and a food bazaar along with daily and grand draws. as a tribute to the incubator of fashion and brands in Pakistan.
As a tribute to the incubator of fashion and brands, Pakistan’s top fashion designer; HSY will display a stunning piece from his latest collection at Dolmen Mall Clifton for the very first time. Simultaneously, renowned Pakistani artists will pay a tribute to the founder of our nation and an installation of the journey of migrants from 1947 will be presented throughout the festival in collaboration with the British Council and Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy Films.
About Dolmen Mall: Dolmen Mall Clifton has revolutionized the retail landscape of Pakistan. Located at the waterfront, this mall integrates the best in food, fashion and leisure. It provides the Pakistani shopper exclusive access to some of the world’s most popular retail brands and eateries, attracting customers from all over the country to its doors.
Dolmen Mall goes an extra mile when it comes to keeping its clientele happy. It offers clean and well-equipped restrooms, prayer areas and mother’s rooms on every floor, wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance for elderly people, dedicated women only parking, and cuddle carts for toddlers.
Pakistan’s first international standard mall, Dolmen Mall, marked the closing ceremony of the 25th Dolmen Shopping Festival with a grand event to award the final 25 winners of the festival. After a fortnight of celebrations of the silver jubilee, the festivities came to an end with a glimpse of the celebrations that will continue this year.
Hosted by Anoushey Ashraf and Hasan Rizvi, King of couture, Hassan Sheheryar Yasin (HSY) also made an appearance for an exclusive reveal of a masterpiece design from his new bridal collection to pay tribute to the fashion hub of the country. The ceremony was held in honour of the grand 25 winners of the festival who won a host of gifts including Rs.2.5 million worth of shopping sprees, international and domestic roundtrip tickets, gold and diamond jewellery, high worth watches, furniture, and laptops, among others.
On the occasion, winner of the grand prize of Rs.1.5 million worth of shopping spree from Dolmen Mall Clifton, Ms. Naureen said, “I have been coming to Dolmen Mall for quite a while now. Every moment is connected to a special memory. I am really thankful to Dolmen Mall for the grand prize and looking forward to shop more in the coming months!’
The 17-day event was a complete family festival with flash sales on top brands, discounts going up to 70% throughout, daily draws and giveaways, celebrity appearances, exhibitions, beauty lounges, special activities, games, mascots, food competitions, chef meetups and a host of other activities for all age groups. Artist fraternity with the likes of Feica, Farrukh Shahab, Aftab Zafar and Arif Ansari expressed their love for the founder of the nation, Quaid-e-Azam with their live paintings on his birth anniversary. Pakistan’s famous film and documentary maker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) also came to pay tribute and held an immersive exhibition in collaboration with British Council. The exhibition, Home 1947, showcased the struggle and movement of people who migrated to Pakistan during partition to live a better life in a free country. Bringing in families, young an old, the exhibition left customers emotional and asking for more such events to take place in future.
General Manager Marketing Dolmen Group, Ms. Naureen Khan, shared her thoughts on the festival, “At this momentous occasion, we wish all our customers a very happy new year. We are extremely proud and happy to have had such a tremendous turnout at the silver jubilee of Dolmen Shopping Festival. We will continue to make this tradition of Dolmen Shopping Festival better every year!’
Ms. Naureen also shared the plans of Dolmen Mall for the year 2018 during the ceremony, promising the celebrations of silver jubilee will continue throughout the year.
Dolmen Mall; home to the leading local and international brands and state-of-the-art services and facilities, celebrated seventy years of independence at a massive scale giving the customers a euphoric experience.
The grand celebrations started off with decorating the entire mall exquisitely with green and white from August 1st. The mall was a beautiful sight to look at with trail of ribbons on the ceiling representing our nation’s colors, larger than life truck art prints surrounding the atrium and provincial elements around the mall, bogies and a wall of archive images on the 1st and 2nd floor. In addition to that brands joined in the spirit of independence by launching discounts of flat 50% off and up to 70% off and decorating their outlets.
The mall hosted a lot of fun activities, competitions and games as part of Independence Day celebrations.
The highlight was 70 daily dolmen draws followed by 3D projection on the monumental mall exterior that covered the history of the country. On the night of 13th August, the celebrations were taken to the next level with Asim Azhar’s surprise performance followed by Independence Day parade, midnight countdown, fireworks and flag hoisting.
14th August was celebrated with a cake cutting ceremony by Fahad Mustafa, Dino, Khalid Malik and the cast of Na MaloomAfraad 2 to mark the birthday of the nation. It was then followed by a parade and performance from various school kids dressed in cultural outfits representing the four provinces of Pakistan.
“Since over two decades, Dolmen Mall stands proud to represent the perseverance and hospitality of Pakistan. True to its vision, our malls donned as a mall with a heart, we have built a legacy of innovation and trust while serving customers from Pakistan and beyond,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing at Dolmen Real Estate Management.
Karachi, 23 March 2017: On the auspicious occasion where the nation celebrates 77 years of the passing of Lahore Resolution, Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall, brought together, week-long #BeingPakistani celebrations.
From 19 to 26 March, Dolmen Mall customers from Pakistan and abroad joined in mall festivities and paid tribute to the country by sharing their pledges to bring about a positive change in Pakistan.
"Having a legacy of over 25 years in the mall and real estate industry, Dolmen understands the vitality, endurance, strength of a foundation. On the 77th Pakistan Day, Dolmen Mall stands tall representing Pakistan and its people," said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Group.
Celebrity participation at the country's favourite shopping and retail hub heightened as Javed Sheikh, Momal Sheikh, Ali Hamza, Ayesha Omer, cricketers Anwar Ali and Sohail Khan, and child stars Maryam, Zain, Saad and Zohaib encouraged customers to share their resolutions both digitally and in a life-sized pledge book at the mall.
The pledge book and presidential booth activities at the mall initiated a movement to encourage Pakistanis to take personal ownership to make the country a better place. To this effect and under the mall's community partnership endeavour, Dolmen Cares, the mall helped raise awareness for down syndrome in support of the Karachi Down Syndrome Programme.
On 23 March, a resounding national anthem led by children from the Karachi Down Syndrome Programme and Ali Hamza from the band Noori along with other celebrities and customers amplified Dolmen Mall Clifton. Children from Markaz-e-Umeed were also hosted at Dolmen Mall Tariq Road.
Till the 26 March, the spirit of patriotism is evident at all three malls as shopping and food discounts starting from 23% off on leading brands are attracting many customers to the Pakistan Day Special Bazaar, International and local Brand outlets in Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi.
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall, commemorated mothers through week-long festivities, from 8th to 14th May at all three of its locations. True to being a mall with a heart, Dolmen Mall offered shoppers extraordinary discounts and food deals to celebrate their most precious bond with their mothers.
Dolmen malls preferred clientele of mothers donned as ‘Dolmen Moms’ received a number of value added giveaways, incentives and treats from their favorite local and international brands hosted in the mall with state of art facilities and services.
A magnanimous customer presence shared gratitude messages on a tribute tree, purchased special Mother's Day gifts and cut a cake to celebrate their love for mothers.
Celebrities and socialites from Karachi chose to spend their weekend with their loved ones at Dolmen Mall Sindbad in Clifton and Tariq Road amidst mall activities, gifts and mother’s day sales. Sindbad launched new rides for mothers and children at Dolmen Mall Tariq Road and invited mom celebrities to be the first to enjoy MOMents with their family and friends.
Leading press and electronic media covered the celebration that stood apart in décor and overall customer experience detailing. Prominent socialites, media persons, members of the press, FPCCI and Rotary Club of Karachi also received a tribute by the mall with a heart at Sindbad, Hakka Chine, Gloria Jeans, Fat Burger and Subway.
“Mother is the most important person in anyone’s life. We bring such events to life for our customers as we want to give families memorable moments at their favorite mall. Dolmen Mall is for everyone and we take pride in paying tribute to the mothers who are an integral part of our legacy of convenience” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Real Estate Management.
Dolmen Mall offers clean and well-equipped mother’s rooms on every floor, wheelchairs and wheelchair assistance for elderly people, dedicated women only parking, prayer areas for women, and cuddle carts for toddlers.
Home to leading local and international brands, Dolmen Mall Clifton hosted an innovative furniture, home and garden accessories exhibition from 10 – 16 April 2017 in view of the upcoming season of festivities with Ramadan, Eid and weddings.
Renowned architects and celebrities visited the weeklong, Home Meets Style exhibit to endorse and buy the furniture brands suiting their preference. Affordable and customized package displays, larger than life creative furniture decorations and prominent brands activities intrigued all onlookers.
Being the largest hub of branded furniture, Dolmen Mall is home to some of the best and biggest furniture franchises in the country. The products range from kitchen furniture and tableware to office décor, bathroom accessories, garden furnishings, paint consultancy, and one-of-a-kind handmade Afghan carpets.
Other than mall brands like Habitt, Interwood, Dolce Vita and Object, external furniture brands like East West Interiors, Adore Furniture and ICI Paints also participated by setting up their own furniture exhibits and paint consultancy. Customers thronged the mall to witness the exhibition and took pictures of the quirky ceiling hangings of tables and chairs. An expo of horticulture graced the mall front where people took tips and bought exotic plants, bonsai and cacti.
“We hold such events to increase our varied customer base. This is a season where people look to buy furniture, kitchen appliances, and crockery or get their houses repainted. What better place to shop for all of these than here,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing Dolmen Group.
On 14th May 2017 Sindbad hosted an event for bloggers and Celebrity moms to have a fun day out with their families at their Dolmen Mall Clifton and Tariq Road outlet for Mother’s Day.
Sindbad at Dolmen Mall Tariq Road opened in 2011, with games and attractions for families with young children. Seeing the growing demand for entertainment for the entire family, the management decided to extend their outlet. This year Sindbad introduced new bumper cars and renovated the outlet with a new themed look.
“The jungle themed look of the outlet plays with a child imagination, and we have included models of different amazon and African birds in our design to make it more educational” said the CEO Ms. Sidra Nadeem.
The bumper cars are unlike any other bumper cars available in Karachi, as they not only move back and forth but also have a spin function. These cars also have a laser game embedded in them, where players can shoot at other cars while driving and send them in a spin, while earning points for themselves. The scoreboard is up on display inside the bumper car arena. “The best part about these cars is that the whole family can enjoy them together and they cater to an age range from six to sixty!” said Sindbad Marketing Manager, Sana Khan.
Sindbad at Dolmen Mall Clifton attracted presence of celebrity moms and their children along with a number of socialites who celebrated memorable MOMents with their loved ones. The guests were invited to try out the games and the new attractions. Hospitality was extended from food court partners and restaurants along with memorabilia distribution. Mothers were encouraged to participate with their children.
About the brand: Sindbad, owned by Dolmen Group, is a chain of family entertainment centers that has been in the business of entertainment for decades. The journey started in 1991 from Dolmen Center, Tariq Road, Karachi where the first indoor entertainment center for families was set up followed by the next facility at Old Casino Clifton. The brand is working towards establishing entertainment centers across the country with the latest technology, interactive games and physical play activities for the entire family.
Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall brings out the best festivities to commemorate International Women’s Day at its three mall locations in Karachi.
Designed to give women more convenience to shop, last year, Dolmen Mall launched dedicated car parking for women on International Women’s Day. This year, the mall with a heart is giving More Power To Her by encouraging budding women entrepreneurs to showcase their products, at the malls in the very unique Dolmen Bazaar.
The opportunity provides women entrepreneurs a chance to learn firsthand business dealings at the most successful retail platform of the country. Successful women entrepreneurs and partners from the mall and all over Pakistan were also invited to encourage and empower women from all walks of life through in mall interactions and Facebook live sessions on the Dolmen Mall page.
On 8th March 2017, to celebrate the International Women’s Day, Dolmen Mall organised a Power Panel session with some of the most talented women from various fields including Huma Adnan, Co-Partner Amir Adnan, Nadia Hussain, celebrity and Model, Mantaha Maqsood, celebrity and Lifestyle wellness coach, Sidra Nadeem CEO Sindbad, and SairaSaigal CEO Zerritta Flowers among others. More than 80 dynamic women participated in thought provoking ideas, active participation and discussions centred towards driving women to take the necessary steps to start up their businesses and make a mark in a professional field of their choice.
Living up to its legacy of value additions, local and international Brands present at the mall went out of their way to make customers happy by offering enticing Women’s Day discounts and food deals.
“Dolmen Mall recognises that in order for this country to progress, we need to educate, support and empower more women; if a woman with a dream is given a chance to grow, she can do wonders,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing Dolmen Real Estate Management at the event.
Karachi, 18 February 2017: Donned as a mall with a heart by its valued customers, Dolmen Malls is committed to enrich customer experience through unparalleled hospitality, service, value based offers, discounts, festivals and more.
Draped in a carousel of festivities, Dolmen Malls is celebrating the journey of love and togetherness through numerous activities throughout February and March. Offers and discounts leading up to 70% on renowned local and international brands are being offered daily to shoppers while multiple new lawn collections are being unveiled along with activities from leading fashion, beauty and food brands.
The sea facing mall in Clifton exhudes the nation’s fervour towards cricket making ‘Dolmen Loves Cricket’, highlight of the month. Howzaat deals in the foodcourt in all three malls, décor and the match screening in Dolmen Mall Clifton are making the atmosphere livelier as the season of Pakistan Super League (PSL) gains momentum. Cricket fans are relishing live cricketing momentsin the food court, partcipating in sporting discussions and attaining opportunities to have cricketing celebrity encounters.
“We take pride in giving our customers a reason to revel the joys of love, togetherness and their fervor for food, sports, and shopping. For us, our customers are more important than anything else. This is their mall and they tell us what they would like to see - we make it happen,” said Naureen Khan, General Manager Marketing, Dolmen Group.
Additionally, within the realm of Dolmen Cares, the mall’s community engagement initiative, Dolmen Mall announced a one-year collaboration with Cricket Junoonis, the official fan club of Pakistan Cricket (endorsed by PCB), to celebrate the love of the sport. Junooni fans and families enrolled through Dolmen Mall will benefit for the entire year with numerous discounts, prizes, trips, and more. For the current season of PSL, the partnership will provide 15 lucky draw customers from Dolmen malls Clifton, Tariq Road and Hyderi a chance to go to Dubai on an all-expense paid trip for the PSL playoffs and become stars of the Dolmen Junooni travelogue that will be televised on leading national televisions.
27 January 2017, Karachi: Dolmen Mall, Pakistan’s first international standard mall, hosted the young athletes from Special Olympics Pakistan (SOP) at Dolmen Mall Clifton.
Under the umbrella of Dolmen Cares, Dolmen Mall partnered with SOP to host Young Athletes, prior to their annual marathon on February 5th at the Moin Khan Academy, for a guided tour of the mall, a fun visit to Sindbad, a chocolate surprise by Lal’s Chocolate and a scrumptious meal by McDonald’s at the food court.
“As a conscientious and disability friendly mall, we took this opportunity to understand how to improve access and facilitation for everyone, because Dolmen mall is for everyone,” said Naureen Altaf Khan, General Manager, Marketing Dolmen Real Estate Management.
Guests and onlookers shared their appreciation while the management of Dolmen Mall engaged with the children distributing goodies, taking pictures and sharing words of encouragement prior to their upcoming Special Olympics Marathon.
"The support from Dolmen has been fantastic. As a mall, Dolmen understands that public space needs to be accessible for people with disabilities, and it goes out of its way to open its doors to differently abled people. Dolmen is truly a pioneer in this and we are so grateful to the entire team at Dolmen for reaching out to us and making our athletes feel so welcome. This is the first step towards bringing people with disabilities into mainstream society and promoting inclusion,” said Ronak Lakhani, Chairperson, Special Olympics Pakistan
Dolmen Mall Clifton provides ease of access for people with disabilities or immobility through elevators and ramps, making sure anyone who wants to visit the mall can do so without hesitation or assistance. Additionally, wheelchair booking and facilitation service in the mall mobilizes not only the disabled but also the elderly. All floor levels within the mall have disabled-only toilets within the washrooms along with vigilant and trained facilitation staff.
For people with disabilities and senior citizens, the mall provides free of charge valet parking at the mall entrance and dedicated parking areas in the basement conveniently located next to the elevators. With a five year legacy of unparalleled personalized service and state of the art facilities, Dolmen Mall Clifton continues to establish itself as a mall with a heart.
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