Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi
After finally getting the entire visa and ticketing details in place, you can start worrying about what to see and where to shop in the UAE. UAE can be called the most flourishing and thriving oasis of the Arabian Desert and is a very popular spot for tourists to go to. Cities like Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi have made themselves quite a name in terms of sightseeing and shopping. The following is the list of the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi where the locals as well as the visitors and tourists love to shop till they drop! These malls and shopping centers have been rated according to the variety of services available, prices, total visitors per day and structural beauty. So go through the list of the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi and make a mental note of the malls you’ll have to go to when in Abu Dhabi. We will be following up with the best shopping malls in Dubai list pretty soon!
10. Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre
The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre is located in Madinat Zayed and is the best place to buy any sort of thing. Being more of a traditional shopping centre than a mall, we have included it in the list due to its popularity and great prices! You can get any sort or brand of jewelry, perfume or cosmetic items from Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre. The food court is very tastefully decorated and the food is even tastier! The building of The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre looks more like a fort or a castle than a shopping center!
9. Fotouh Al Khair Mall
The Fotouh Al Khair Mall at Al Markaziyah has a very eye catching and visually appealing futuristic designing both on the outside as well as the inside. Fotouh Al Khair Mall has all the leading brands from around the world at your service. The Marks and Spencer brand enjoys a big impact on the mall and Fotouh Al Khair is often call M&S mall by the people who shop there frequently! It was inaugurated in the 90s and has grown over the years to become one of the oldest and most influential shopping destinations of UAE. Fotouh Al Khair ranks 5th in the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Destinations in Abu Dhabi.
8. Al Ain Mall
The first thing that will grab your attention is the unique and appealing lighting pattern of the Al Ain Mall. The building looks like a spaceship from outside and even more out of this world from the inside! The Al Ain Mall is under construction and renovation which is almost complete. The new area, when functional and coupled with the already usable area, will make Al Ain Mall one of the biggest landmarks in Al- Ain as well as Abu Dhabi! The unusual alien ship dome houses a ice rink and gives an excellent view from the balcony.
7. Al Raha Mall
Located on the Al Raha Beach, Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway, the Al Raha Mall is one of a kind and mixes the concept of hyper stores, shopping centers as well as a recreational family spot! Besides the innumerable stores and shops, you can easily avail the services of saloons, studios and even banks! Al Raha Mall looks like a chunk taken out of the Great Wall of China! Al Raha ranks 7th in the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Destinations in Abu Dhabi.
6. Al Wahda Mall
Al Wahda Mall on Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Street follows the trend of creating unique and matchless entrances. The Al Wahda Mall is the most easily recognized landmark of Abu Dhabi and can be seen from a long distance due to its strategic location. Once inside, the shopper will be able to browse all the major brands from around the world and can take advantage of the excellent promotions. This triple storied shopping destination is a popular destination for entertainment as well as shopping for most of the Abu Dhabi population.
5. Dalma Mall
There are almost 500 stores and shops in Dalma Mall which is located in downtown Abu Dhabi. Dalma Mall boasts of it spacious car parking space which it provides to its customers. Other than that, Dalma Mall is very beautifully constructed and looks quite majestic with its white interiors and contrasting mahogany fittings. There are 14 cinemas present in the mal in case you decide to watch a movie instead of shopping away to pass the afternoon. Dalma ranks 5th in the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi.
4. Al Bawadi Mall
Al Bawadi Mall is the most recent addition to the already flourishing shopping culture in the UAE and gives you a complete shopping and dining experience. With 8 cinemas, a skating rink and ski run, bowling alley and a whole section for kids, the Al Bawadi Mall is truly the heart of Al- Ain! All the famous and high quality brands are available here so that you can shop to your heart’s content!
3. Marina Mall
The Marina Mall of Abu Dhabi gives the shoppers tons of reason to visit this shopping destination again and again. You can get a breathtaking view of the Corniche from the Marina mall as it is located on the Corniche road near the manmade Break Water area. Even a week might not be enough for an avid shopper to explore all the shops here and weed out the best deals there. Ice Rink, 9 screen cinema, bowling alley, cafes and a huge food court are just some of the things you will find here! Marina Mall ranks 3rd in the Top 10 Most Popular Shopping Malls in Abu Dhabi.
2. Mazyad Mall
Mazyad Mall is located in the Mohammed Bin Zayed area of Abu Dhabi and is quite near the new downtown area. The Mazyad Mall has all the leading brands for the ultimate shopping experience as well as other activities to do and pass time in a fun way. The grand glass front invites shoppers for an unforgettable shopping bonanza as the cut price shops and throwaway deals will make you want to buy everything! The Mazyad Mall is a treat to shop at in the day time as well because of the huge amounts of natural light you get while staying indoors.
1. Mushrif mall
Spread out artistically on 180,000 square meters of land, the Mushrif mall is considered to the best shopping destination despite the fact that it is located a little bit off the main city area and is ranked number 1 in the list. The Mushrif mall houses superstores like the Lulu hypermarket and even has its very own water park! The comforting sound of fountains and falling water will sooth you in the main hall whenever you feel like taking a quick rest and you can grab a quick bite from the food court which is the biggest food court of UAE! The only thing missing in Mushrif mall is a cinema which was left out deliberately to enforce the idea that the Mushrif mall is a family oriented shopping center (whatever that means!).