Al Zahia Raises Awareness About Cardiovascular Disease as Part of Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Feel the Beat’

Sharjah Holding PJSC, a partnership between Majid Al Futtaim – Properties and Sharjah Asset Management Holding, supported Majid Al Futtaim’s ‘Feel the Beat’ initiative by offering complimentary heart check-ups to women in Al Zahia, Sharjah’s premier mixed-use community. The initiative aims to raise awareness of cardiovascular disease in women and it is organised in collaboration with City Centre Clinics.

An open day event was held at Al Jouri Trees Park, inviting  all women and their children in the community. Women were offered free heart health tests and check-ups, and were able to check their blood pressure, blood sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI) to determine if they are at risk of heart diseases and if they would require a follow-up consultation for further analysis. Participants were also offered discounted packages for further examinations at City Centre part of ‘Feel the Beat’ campaign. Face painting and other interactive games were hosted in the park to engage with children while their moms are getting checked.

Commenting on the initiative, Shadi Al Azzeh, Development Director, Al Zahia, at Majid Al Futtaim – Communities, said, “Heart disease is one of the most common and life-threatening diseases among women. As a community partner, it is our role to raise awareness among our residents in Al Zahia to take the first step on their journey of living a longer and healthier lifestyle, by creating access to vital medical services and inspiring them to do more for their heart and health.”

‘Feel the Beat’ campaign, a regional health awareness initiative launched by Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, is held in partnership with the UAE Ministry of Health and City Centre Clinics. During the month-long campaign, an exclusive pledging, ‘Sign with your heart’, is leveraged to encourage people to having their hearts checked as often as they need to, signing with a signature that is unique to them – their own heartbeat.

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About Al Zahia

Al Zahia – owned by Sharjah Holding and managed by Majid Al Futtaim Properties – is a milestone development that will help diversify the real estate sector of the Emirate of Sharjah. As Sharjah’s first integrated, mixed use gated community – rooted in the emirate’s values of family, community and culture – Al Zahia is on par with the high-quality, international building standards for which its developer, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, is known.

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About Sharjah Holding JSC

Sharjah Holding, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management Holding, is a community focused real estate developer. Sharjah Holding’s current focus is on the development and management of retail and mixed use projects in the Emirate of Sharjah. These include Matajer, a neighbourhood shopping centre concept, and a major integrated mixed-use community.

Note to the Editor: The legal name of this company is “Majid Al Futtaim” and should not be shortened or replaced by an acronym to avoid confusion with another business entity.

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About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 39,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 21 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 210 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 284 VOX Cinema screens and 31 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others. The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maison du Monde; and a healthcare business that operates City Centre Clinics. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

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