UAE is the place to be in the 21st Century. It has got everything, from exotic beaches to Skyscrapers, it has got it all. The Emirate houses some of the world’s best man-made structures, and most of these are malls.
Especially in Abu Dhabi, people don’t just go to mall for shopping, but to have a good time, enjoy good food and have fun. Malls in the La Capital de Emirates house the best global brands offering apparels, jewellery, perfumes, sports equipment, etc. However the most unique thing is that malls here offer several leisure activities
So here is a list of 10 most popular malls in Abu Dhabi:
1. The Yas Mall
Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Diesel, Calvin Klein, Pierre Cardin, Superdry, G-Star RAW
Entertainment: Adventure HQ, Fun Works, Softair Battlezone, Pop-In & Play
Food: Arabica, Al Forno, Burger King, Yu Shang Fang, The Cheese Cake Factory, Le Pain Quotidien
Famous for: The Yas Mall is one of the biggest in the UAE. The mall offers ultimate shopping and entertainment experience in Abu Dhabi. It is spread across a whopping 2.5 million square feet, with over 370 world-class brand stores.
Owned By: Aldar Properties
2. The Abu Dhabi Mall
Location: Near Beach Rotana Hotel, Abu Dhabi City
Famous Stores: Adidas Originals, Gant, Giordano, Charles & Keith, Mont Blanc, Swarovski, Carolina Herrera
Entertainment: Fun City, VOX Cinema, Xtreme Zone
Food: Fujiyama, Haagen-Dazs, Popeye’s, The Yellow Chilli, Cold Stone Creamery
Famous for: Situated in the of the Capital City, Abu Dhabi Mall is a no-nonsense place for shopping. The Mall has 200 best premium fashion stores, with exquisite fine dine restaurants, which make this the most practical one in the Emirates. It might not be as fancy looking as some other malls in the UAE, but don’t get it wrong. It is one of the most engaging you will ever come across.
Owned by: Abu Dhabi Mall (ADM) Company
3. Marina Mall
Location: Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Diesel, Gucci, G-Star RAW, GUESS, Tiffany and Co
Entertainment: Bounce, Emirates Bowling Village, Magic Planet, Vox Cinemas
Food: Cinnamon City Café, Shake Shack, Villa Beirut, Café di Roma, Starbucks Café
Famous for: The Marina Mall is one of the most beautifully designed structures in Abu Dhabi. It has the world’s best fashion brands, the most delicious cuisines from all over the world.
Owned by: National Investment Authority
4. Al Wahda Mall
Location: Hazza Bin St, Old Airport Road, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Timberland, BHPC, American Eagle, Gant, Pull & Bear, Springfield, Armani Xchange, Pottery Barn
Entertainment: Challenge Chambers, Dungeon Games Hall, Wanasa Land, Rolling Wheels
Food: Tim Hortons, Sweet Factory, IL Forno, Fuddruckers, Taco Decasa, Olive Garden
Famous for: Al Wahda is one of the most luxurious malls in Abi Dhabi, housing several prestigious brands from across the globe. The mall itself is spread across a whopping 3.3 million square feet, with over 359 brand stores. The structure is quite majestic, and is a treat to watch, especially at night.
Owned by: Lulu International Group
5. The Galleria Mall
Location: Al Falah St, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Dior, Gucci, Luis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, La Martina, Prada, Tom Ford, Superdry
Entertainment: None. The only entertainment is shopping at the most luxurious brand stores in the world.
Food: Coya, 99 Sushi Bar, Café Milano, Roberto’s, Dai Pai Dong, Magnolia Bakery
Famous for: The Galleria is a heaven for luxury apparel lovers. It has the best in the world in terms of fashion clothing. Also, the mall also serves the best Latin American, Greek, and other continental cuisines.
Owned by: Al Tayer Group
6. World Trade Center Mall
Location: Garden Tower, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Gant, Guess by Marciano, USPA, Holland and Barrett
Entertainment: Novo Cinemas, Action Zone, Pop In and Play
Food: Sugar Factory, Chhappan Bhog, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Fraise BonBon, Döner & Gyros
Famous for: As the name suggests the World Trade Centre Mall is a part of the WTC Building in the capital region. The mere structure and its magnanimous architecture is capable enough to mesmerize first time visitors. If you go shopping at the WTC Mall, beware that it is also capable of burning holes in your pockets, as it is one of the most expensive places for shopping in the whole of UAE.
Owned by: Aldar Properties PJSC
7. Bawadi Mall
Location: Meyzad Rd, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Paris Gallery, Splash Fashion, H&M, Next, BHS
Entertainment: Bowling, Fun City, Play Zone
Food: Vanellis Italian, Hardee’s, TGI Friday’s, Vapiano, The Coffee Club
Famous for: Balwadi is the biggest mall in the upcoming desert city Al Ain. Marked by Arabesque architecture, the mall is among the best in Abu Dhabi in terms of luxury brand shopping. The moment you step in, you are bound to be mesmerized with the Arabian charm in the mall. Also, the surroundings of the mall are in harmony with the medival-era theme of the mall.
Owned by: NBHI, and Ayla Hotels and Resorts.
8. Bawabat Al Sharq Mall
Location: Baniyas City, Abu Dhabi
Famous Stores: Cavallo, Aldo, Charles and Keith, Sun and Sand, Nike, Beverly Hills Polo, Annabelle, Calzedonia
Entertainment: Novo Cinemas, Wanasa Land
Food: Candelite, Cinnabon, Caribou Coffee, Peppermill Colonial, Tim Hortons
Famous for: This mall is part of the multi-million-dollar Bawabat Al Sharq Project, and is one of the most happening places in the Capital Region. The mall is an attractive community hub, and every day here feels like a festival. The mall is specifically famous for sports shopping and delicious food.
Owned by: Baniyas Investment & Development Company