Abu Dhabi’s fabulous shopping malls are a great way to beat the desert heat and browse to your heart’s content in air-conditioned luxury.
Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, is one of the world’s wealthiest countries. Shopping in Abu Dhabi is easy because of the myriad of world-class shopping centres in the city. Here are some of the biggest and most popular shopping malls.
Abu Dhabi is surrounded by the sea. Marina Mall lies on a breakwater at the end of the beach-side Corniche and it features a viewing tower that gives great views over the ocean. There are over 400 shops and restaurants on four levels, as well as an ice-rink, multiplex cinema and bowling alley.
Another mall close to the Corniche, on 26th Street, is the Khalidiya Mall. This has traditional Islamic architecture and houses over 160 shops, together with a cinema, children’s’ entertainment centre and bowling alley.
Abu Dhabi Mall
The Abu Dhabi Mall is located in the heart of the city. It has restaurants, a cinema, bowling alley and children’s play area, together with over 200 retail outlets. The mall adjoins the Beach Rotana Hotel.
Al Raha Mall
Al Raha Mall lies on Al Raha Beach, near to the airport and the Grand Prix circuit at Yas Island. It is one of the biggest malls outside the city centre, with a mix of shops and restaurants, a cinema and a children’s play area.
Abu Dhabi’s fabulous shopping malls are a great way to beat the desert heat and browse to your heart’s content in air-conditioned luxury. There is a huge choice of outlets, whether you wish to spend money or just browse. All the biggest retail names from around the world have a presence in the malls, or visitors can discover local handicrafts and souvenirs from traditional Emirati shops.