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World Trade Center Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Overview

The World Trade Centre Mall in Abu Dhabi is located in the busy World Trade Centre complex in Al Hisn district. The mall has over 160 outlets spread across more than 60,000 square metres of retail area. It has both local and international brands, multiple cafes and restaurants, an 8-screen cinema hall, and over 5,000 square metres of rooftop gardens.

Also called ‘The Souk’, this mall’s architecture is a contemporary reimagining of traditional Arabian souks made with wooden interiors. It has high ceilings, two atriums with retractable roofs, Arabian décor, and plenty of landscapes gardens. It has stores for a variety of requirements like accessories, shoes, clothing, perfumes, and even artefacts. The World Trade Centre (WTC) Mall is the ultimate shopping, entertainment, and dining destination in the city.

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Shopping at World Trade Center

  • The mall has over 150 shops to meet every type of requirement. For books, look at Al Batra Bookshop and Magrudy’s
  • One can buy accessories at Claire’s, Markati Palazzo, Lovisa, or Braccialini.
  • For fashion and clothing, there’s Gant, H&M, Louis Feraud Paris, US Polo, Ria Maria, Guess, and Pierre Balmain.
  • For lingerie and swimwear, there’s La Senza and Victoria’s Secret.
  • Health and beauty products are available at Holland & Barrett, Laverne, MAC, The Nail Spa, Dr Nutrition, Human Nature, Dermologica, and Bath & Body Works.
  • For home products, there’s Art Hub, Kudu rts and Homes Art while antiques and gifts can be bought at Al Jaber Gallery, Heritage Touch Trading, I Love UAE, Kashmir Cottage, Persian Carpet House, and Gulf Emporium.
  • Perfumes and aromas are sold at Manat Perfumes, Dar Almisk Perfumes, and Zalzalah Perfumes.
  • For optical needs, shop at Avenue Optics and Grand Optics while pharmaceutical and medical items are available at Al Manara Pharmacy and Marina Pharmacy.
  • Watches and jewellery stores include  Pandora, Pure Gold Jewellers, and Al Siraj Jewellers.
  • Specialty stores at World Trade Centre Mall include Al Sari Honey and Herbals, Laderach Chocolatier Suiss, Royce Chocolate, Bubble Station, and Tawadoh Nuts. Financial services are available here at Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank and UAE Xchange.

World Trade Center Mall Restaurants

Cafes in World Trade Centre Mall include Costa Coffee, Starbucks Coffee, The Surf Café, Cinnabon, and Bagel Factory. Fast food outlets that can be found here are KFC, McDonald’s, Popeye’s, Hanoi Kitchen, DQ Grill and Chill, and Doner & Gyros.

For Indian cuisine, dine at Chhappan Bhog. For continental cuisine, try out Backyard Bistro. El Chico Café serves fresh Mexican food while Pizza Express, as the name suggests, offers Italian cuisine. To satisfy dessert cravings, check out Pancake House or Sugar Factory.


Formerly called Grand Cinemas, Novo Cinemas in World Trade Centre Mall has 8 screens and more than 1,400 seats spread over two floors. Their services include a premium seven-star screen with recliners, 2D, 3D, 4D, and IMAX. Their movie selections include English, Urdu, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil and other regional languages. They have live screenings of boxing, cricket, and football matches too. Novo Cinemas can be found on level 3 of the mall.

Also found on level 3 is Action Zone. This gaming destination includes rides like zero gravity and bungee jumping, virtual games complete with Oculus headsets, 3D simulation rides, and much more. They’re well known for ‘Jump Up’, a trampoline playground, and their PC Gaming Lounge. They also have a first-of-its-kind LED dancefloor. Prices start at AED 70 per hour.

Pop In and Play is a gaming zone for younger children. They have countless Lego areas and a soft play zone for ultimate enjoyment. Prices start at AED 40 for the first hour with an additional AED 30 for each hour after that. Pop In and Play is located on level 1.

Apart from this, the mall is known to host events regularly. Past events include an Emirate flea market, Ramadan celebrations, Saudi National Day celebrations, an Eid carnival, Diwali celebrations, and even FIFA World Cup screenings.

How To Reach World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

The World Trade Centre Mall is located in Al Hisn district. It is 14.5 kilometres (20 minutes) from Saadiyat Island, 3.5 kilometres (10 minutes) from Corniche Beach, and 10 kilometres (20 minutes) from Al Bateen Beach. Slightly further out, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre is 20.5 kilometres (20 minutes) away, Yas Island is 31.1 kilometres (30 minutes) away and Abu Dhabi International Airport is 38 kilometres (30 minutes) away.

The mall is in a prominent commercial location, so it will be quick and simple to get a taxi here. From Saadiyat Island, it will cost around AED 20 to AED 40. From farther areas of Abu Dhabi like Yas Island, it will cost around AED 60. From the airport, it will cost around AED 70 to reach the mall.

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