Situated in the heart of Abu Dhabi city, the Abu Dhabi Mall is one of the top-rated malls of the city. With over 200 stores offering a wide range of products and services, you can be pretty sure to get confused about which store to shop from. Be it restaurants, cafes, children’s playing zones, cineplex or shopping stores and supermarkets, the place has it all. The Abu Dhabi Mall is even connected to the Beach Rotana Hotel, from where you may directly head towards the beach area.
Yas Mall is the second biggest mall in Abu Dhabi and is spread over an area of 2.5 million square feet. This place for shopping in Abu Dhabi is situated on Yas Island, this massive mall harbours over 370 international brands, 20 screen cinema, loads of amusement and is every shopper’s dream. It is a spectacular establishment located in the middle of the island and looks very beautiful in the night. It is located quite close to the Ferrari World so that means you can visit two amazing places in a day. It is only 15 minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport. In addition to this, the view that the malls offer is absolutely magnificent.
Dalma Mall is one of the most prestigious shopping destinations of Abu Dhabi that has been constructed in keeping with the vision of its expansion plan termed as Abu Dhabi 2030. Conceptualized and created by, “The Developers Holding L.L.C,” it is located within the heart of the city making it convenient for the middle and upper income group to access it.
If you are looking for a world class shopping experience, then the Avenue at Etihad Towers is the best place. In here, you will find many prestigious brands and world class boutique stores. Spanning two floors of the exclusive shopping experience, you’ll find here many stores which have been opened for the first time in Abu Dhabi like Stephane Rolland, J.M. Weston, Manolo Blahnik, Hermes, Chloe, Kiton, Lanvin, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Stephano Ricci and many more.
The Galleria is the newly constructed mall in Abu Dhabi. This place for shopping in Abu Dhabi has the most beautiful complex you will ever see. The curved roof is made up of glass and looks like a diamond in Abu Dhabi’s skyline. It is connected to the Rosewood Hotel through a corridor. It is the perfect destination if you want to shop for jewellery, fashion and watches. Brands here include Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, La Martina, Alexander McQueen, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Macy (first in UAE), Bloomingdale (first in capital), Moschino, Piaget, BVLGARI, Officine Panerai, Chanel, Dior, Louis Vitton, Rivoli, Tiffany, Swarovski, Gucci, Cartier and many others.
Spread over an area of 56,000 square meters and spanning three floors, this mall has been in the shopping scene of the Capital since for very long. It has over 200 retails outlets selling items related to fashion, footwear, beauty, apparels, watches, accessories, toys, jewellry, swimwear, handicrafts and many other things. These include Dune London, Max, Clarks, Aldo, Charles and Kieth, Ecco, Matalan, M.A.C and some other local brands as well. It claims of having the biggest food court in the Middle East. It is located close to Mushrif Park; so you can enjoy a stroll down the park once you are done shopping.
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Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi has the most popular dining options in the Emirate. It is named after the Al Wahda Football Club which is a stadium next door. This fantastic place for shopping in Abu Dhabi opened in the year 2007 and now has over 350 stores selling a wide variety of products. Ever heard of a mall having a sunroof? Well, this has one and that is what makes this mall very airy and breezy. This mall is owned by LuLu Group International and houses stores like H&M, Max, Aldo, Guess, Charles and Keith, Mumuso and many other local and international brands.
The Marina Mall was opened in the year 2001. It is one of the most popular retail centres and is the biggest mall in Abu Dhabi. It is spread over an area of about 235,000 square meters(which is equivalent to 44 football fields!). It spans five floors and houses over 400 stores of fashion, beauty, electronics and home furnishings. It is home to world-class brand labels like Tiffany and Co., Burberry and many others. It even has the capital’s biggest Carrefour market. The parking space can fit about 4000 cars so traffic is definitely not a problem.
Situated in the Al Khalidiyah, this mall is one of the older malls in Abu Dhabi. It was opened in the year 2007 and is spread over an area of 86,000 square meters. The mall even has a LuLu hypermarkets and department stores. Popular stores include Miniso, Matalan, Giordano, Pierre Cardin, Damas, Rivoli, Claire’s, Lifestyle, Nine West, Skechers, Flormar, The Body Shop, Timberland, Sun and Sand Sports and Timberland.
The Al Raha Mall in Abu Dhabi is located outside the city near the Dubai Highway road. Brands4U is the anchor store in the mall. Other than that it houses many famous brands such as Lee and Wrangler, Damas, Adidas and other local and international brands. The mall also has a LuLu Express SuperMarket.
Covering about 80,000 meters, this place for Shopping in Abu Dhabi is located in Al Bahia, at the entrance of Abu Dhabi. It is frequently visited by people who move across the other emirates. It has many anchor stores like Carrefour, Gold’s Gym, Centrepoint, Fabyland, Pan Emirates, Home R Us and many more. Apart from this, it has many stores selling items related to fashion, accessories, beauty, footwear, home furnishings, electronics, beauty, watches, jewellery, electronics, perfumes and a few others. The famous ones include Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, The Body Shop, Holland and Barrett, Aldo, Claire’s, Nine West, Skechers, Reebok, H&M, Max, Rivoli, Fayendra, Damas, Mothercare and many others.
The Mazyad Mall is the first mall in Mohamed Bin Zayed City, near Musaaffah, which is popularly known as the ‘New Downtown’ of Abu Dhabi. You won't find many international brand labels here and so visiting this mall will not burn a big hole in your pocket. From fashion, footwear, sportswear, beauty and cosmetics, watches, jewellery, perfume, sunglasses to electronics and fitness. Since this mall in Abu Dhabi is owned by the LuLu Group International, you will also find a Lulu Department Store here.
Shams Boutik is a small local mall in Abu Dhabi; with a decent food court housing many small fast-food joints. It has several shops that cater to the basic needs of people living in the vicinity. The supermarket - Waitrose, the arts centre, and the stationary shop are especially useful for locals who need to stock these necessities regularly. The mall is further visited by people who are in a frenzy to grab a cup of coffee from Starbucks before work. Shams Boutik has two play areas that kids can seek the benefit of - the arcade centre inside the mall and the playground outside of it. The first one has a variety of games and activities for children to enjoy such as bowling alley and harnesses trampoline while the latter is marked with swings and slides.
Al Jimi Mall is Al Ain’s first shopping and entertainment establishment. It is the most favoured destination of shopping for Al Ain residents. Spread over an area of 78,000 square meters, this mall is home to more than 100 retail outlets selling products ranging from fashion, footwear, beauty, health, home furnishing, optics, electronics, accessories to pharmacy and medicines. It has many cafes and dining areas. It has an outdoor retail park which consists of about 10 big box retail units. At the Al Jimi mall, you will find stores such as Inglot, Brush and Blush and others. There is also a Carrefour Hypermarket and Centre Point department store at the mall.
Bawadi Mall is the largest shopping mall in Al Ain, opened in the year 2009. It houses a mix of international and local brand labels such as Zara, Mango, Max, Marks and Spencers, H&M, Claire’s, Guess, Aldo, Lifestyle, American Eagle Outfitters, Inglot and many others.
This list of malls in Abu Dhabi summarises almost all the shopping places that one must definitely check out. Pick what you love the most and be ready to have an amazing experience.
This post was published by Joysurjya Hagjer