City Centre Bahrain receives prestigious ‘Health Promoter Mall Award’ as part of the Ministry of Health’s ‘Healthy Mall’ programme
26 Sep, 2018
Majid Al Futtaim—the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia—received the ‘Health Promoter Mall Award’ in recognition of City Centre Bahrain’s outstanding efforts towards creating a healthy environment for its visitors. The award was presented to Duaij Al Rumaihi, Senior Mall Manager at City Centre Bahrain, by Miss Faeqa bint Saeed Al Saleh, Minister of Health - Kingdom of Bahrain on 6 September 2018.
“The Heathy Mall programme created by the Ministry of Health is a benchmark for industry excellence. Being awarded the Health Promoter Award underlines our commitment to provide a healthy and safe environment for our visitors while creating initiatives that encourage the community to stay active. In line with our vision of creating great moments for everyone, everyday we look forward to delivering more award-winning experiences”, said Duaij Al Rumaihi, Senior Mall Manager at City Centre Bahrain.
City Centre Bahrain introduced the ‘City Walkers’ program in 2010 to provide visitors with weekly in mall complimentary work out sessions with fitness professionals. Designed to offer a lifestyle experience that goes beyond shopping, ‘City Walkers’ addresses a vital health and fitness need within the community.
As well as community activities, City Centre Bahrain has implemented a series of services to enhance health and safety facilities as well as the overall customer experience. The mall recently refurbished twenty-eight baby changing rooms that are fully equipped with everything a parent might need. In the event of an accident, the mall’s first aid rooms are kitted out with the latest equipment and all mall security staffed are qualified in CPR. Customers can now benefit from complimentary freshly dry-cleaned prayer clothing and as the warmer months continue air filters are provided to ensure air quality. In addition, food trays used in the mall’s food court are cleaned in a specially designed machines to ensure the highest level of hygiene.
The ‘Healthy Mall’ programme launched by Ministry of Health in 2015 aims to create healthy environments inside shopping malls. The Ministry of Health outlined a list of eight criteria for malls to reach in order to participate in the project. The criteria included monitoring smoking inside the mall; opening the premises one hour early to host healthy activities; healthy menus at dining outlets; at least two health related events per year; provide recycling facilities; display health related messages; suitable locations for nursing mothers and continuous research into customer satisfaction. City Centre Bahrain exceeded the Healthy Mall programme’s criteria.