There are very few countries or cities that can measure up to the high standard of malls and shopping centers in Abu Dhabi. From the most exclusive brands to cheap bargains, the latest collections and designer brands from anywhere in the world to regular high-street labels, the plethora of options is endless in the shopping malls of Abu Dhabi. Ready? Let’s take a look of the most popular malls in Abu Dhabi.
The Galleria Al Maryah Island
The Galleria Al Maryah Island is an impressive mall in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Spread over 1.8 million sqft., this retail haven is home to over 400 stores, including 300 of the world’s most popular brands, and 100 restaurants and entertainment options for the whole family. Initially opened as a luxury and fine-dining destination, the mall has now expanded its offering to include many more affordable brands, shops and family friendly-activities such as Xtreme Zone and a 21-screen VOX Cinema.
Abu Dhabi Mall
A premium waterfront shopping destination in the Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi Mall features over 200 home-grown and international stores, big-name outlets, a multitude of restaurants and coffee shops, an entertaining children’s play area and a Cineplex. From seasonal collections to all-year-round favorites, Abu Dhabi Mall offers great shopping for every type of consumer.
Set on Yas Island, Yas Mall is the largest mall in Abu Dhabi with a total area of more than 2.5 million sqft. Wander the spacious avenues in the three-level mall and explore more than 370 shops and around 60 indoor and outdoor restaurants and cafés. For the family, the mall features a 20-screen VOX cinema, a family entertainment zone by Fun Works and KidZania, an edutainment concept in the form of an interactive mini-city.
Located along the breakwater on Corniche road, close to Emirates Palace hotel, Marina Mall comprises 122,000 sqm of retail space with a unique selection of fashion, leisure and entertainment spread over four levels. In addition to about 400 shops, the mall features an observatory, a bowling alley, a multiplex movie complex and musical fountains.
World Trade Center Mall
Set on a 12-acre revived historic site of the capital’s old central market, World Trade Center Mall is home to 160 high-end fashion, jewelry and accessory stores and a wide range of casual dining options in The Hub, a two-floor dining and entertainment area. Connected to the mall by a bridge over Al Khalifa Street is The World Trade Center Souk. The souk is where you can find abayas, henna, spices, Arabic perfumes, carpets and all kinds of traditional artefacts around a central atrium with a retractable rooftop and housetop gardens.
The Khalidiyah Mall
Located in the upscale Al Khalidiyah district, Khalidiyah Mall features 120 shops, dining options and a cinema with a beautiful distinctive Islamic architecture.
Al Raha Mall
A small mall in the Al Raha district, this is also Abu Dhabi’s oldest mall. It’s home to about 150 brands in 65 stores, a food court, cinema, a kids’ fun zone and salons.