World Trade Center Mall Overview

Boasting of an experience that interweaves a traditional Arabian souk and a typical shopping mall, the World Trade Center Mall is one of the best in the city of Abu Dhabi. The mall replaces the WTC Souk, or the Central Market, and boasts of an even better authentic shopping experience to visitors. From traditional Arabian jewellery, fashion and food, to gift items, spices, carpets and more, there is a lot that the mall has to offer. 

Located in the Burj Khalifa Bin Zayed street of Abu Dhabi, the World Trade Center is one of the best malls in the city, boasting of over 160 shops and outlets of local and international brands, multiple cafes, and restaurants, entertainment zones as well as rooftop gardens. Spread across an area of over 60,000 square meters, the mall is also often called “The Souk”.

World Trade Center Mall boasts of contemporary architecture that reimagines the looks of the traditional Arabian souks, complete with wooden interiors, high ceilings, atriums with retractable roofs as well as Arabian décor. The mall has been designed as a replacement to the outdoor souk that stood here until it was destroyed in a fire in the year 2004.

From stores selling modern accessories, shoes, clothing, and perfumes from high-end brands, to outlets where you can find authentic Arabian items, such as scarves, camel figurines, sculptures, Arabian spices as well as carpets, the mall is definitely one of the ultimate shopping and entertainment destinations in Abu Dhabi, catering to a wide range of visitors. You can also find many cafes and restaurants here, where you can relax and lounge with your friends and family after exploring the mall.

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• World Trade Center Mall is one of the largest malls in Abu Dhabi, spanning across a retail area of 60,000 square metres
• Explore the mall, which is home to more than 160 outlets, categorised into local and international brands, cafes and restaurants, cinema hall, entertainment zones, as well as landscaped rooftop gardens, among other things
• Get your hands on traditional Arabian items, handicrafts as well as souvenirs here, ranging from Arabic perfumes and clothing, to accessories, local jewellery, scarves as well as dry fruits, spices and more
• Indulge in some high-end retail therapy at the luxury stores here, from Claire’s, Guess and Balmain, to MAC, Bath & Body Works, and Victoria’s Secret, among others
• You can also visit specialty stores for other goods, such as chocolates at Laderach Chocolatier Suisse, dried fruits at Tawadoh Nuts, etc.
• Don’t forget to spend some time at the food court, which boasts of many cafes and restaurants where you can tuck into lip-smacking food and beverages, not just from the region, but around the world
• Visit the gaming areas of Action Zone and Pop In and Play for some fun-filled time with your loved ones

How To Reach

The World Trade Center Mall is located in the Al Hisn district of Abu Dhabi. Owing to its prominent location, it is easily accessible by a taxi from different parts of the city, including Saadiyat Island, Yas Island, Corniche Beach as well as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi is during the early hours of the day to noon. It is during this time when there is relatively less crowd in the mall, making it great for you to explore the different outlets, or head over to the dining options for a meal.

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Places to Dine in World Trade Center Mall

1. Tamba:

For a delicious Indian meal at the World Trade Center Mall, head over to Tamba, which not only boasts of delicious food and relaxed ambience but also has an attentive and helpful staff. From happy hours and an extensive appetizer menu to great cocktails, and amazing Indian dishes, Tamba is one of the best places to dine in. 

2. Al Mandoos Restaurant and Café:

For those who wish to indulge in food that reflects the culture and traditions of both the Arabian as well as Emirati cuisine, you must visit the Al Mandoos Restaurant and Café, located on the ground floor of the World Trade Center Mall. With monthly changing menus, the dishes here are made using local ingredients and range from local dishes to international ones, such as steaks and pizzas. 

3. Pancake House:

Visiting the World Trade Center Mall early on in the day? Or wish to indulge in some hearty food? Pancake House is the place to be, where you can choose from a wide range of delicious sweets as well as savory pancakes, fluffy and made to order just for you.

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4. Fish & Co.:

For a more casual dining experience, Fish & Co. is a great spot, where you can enjoy tucking into fresh seafood dishes. From grilled and roasted seafood to simple fish dishes and more, this place is definitely one of the best in the World Trade Center Mall. 

5. Shake Shack:

A cult favorite right from New York City, Shake Shack is the best place to be if you wish to gorge on to the modern-day burger, hot dogs, French fries and more. Don’t forget to make it into a meal with the custards, beverages and other side dishes.

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Best Places to Shop in World Trade Center Mall

1. H&M

A worldwide favorite spot for shopping, at H&M, you can get your hands on a variety of clothing options, in addition to shoes, accessories, bags and a lot more. Not only is the brand quite nice and accessible, it also offers shoppers a large variety of options to choose from. 

2. Bath & Body Works:

Another cult-favorite brand located in the World Trade Center Mall is Bath & Body Works, where all your bathing needs are sorted. From delicious smelling candles and an extensive range of bath bombs to skincare needs like bathing gels, lotions, hand creams and more, you can find it all here.

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3. Art Hub:

Looking for some home décor and other products? Head over to Art Hub, and shop for everything you need to make your living space look beautiful. From carpets and rugs, to curtains, home décor items, and more, Art Hub has it all.

4. Dar Al Misk Perfumes:

Arabic perfumes and attars are known all around the world, and there is no better place than this store to choose from an aroma that suits your taste. From readymade perfumes and aromas to customizable options, Dar Al Misk Perfumes even offers testers for you.

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Tips For Visiting World Trade Centre Mall

  • Always carry enough local cash when visiting the mall, especially if you are here to do some retail therapy
  • It is best to shop for local, authentic Arabian products and souvenirs when visiting the mall
  • It is advisable to keep a vigilant eye on your personal belongings when exploring the mall
  • The mall is a smoking-free venue, so no cigarettes or e-cigarettes are allowed here

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Go for Shopping

The World Trade Center Mall has more than 150 shops where you can shop for everything you need, from clothing, shoes, makeup and accessories, to books, health and beauty products, food and grocery, homeware, perfumes and a lot more. The mall is also home to many outlets where you can shop for traditional Arabic jewellery, attar, spices, and figurines.  

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Watch a Movie at Novo Cinemas

Watch a Movie at Novo Cinemas

When in World Trade Center Mall, don’t forget to watch a movie at Novo Cinemas, which was formerly called Grand Cinemas. Boasting of 8 screens and over 1,400 seats spread across two floors, the theatre also has recliners, 2D, 3D, 4D, and IMAX screens. In addition to English, Urdu, Hindi, Arabic, Tamil and other regional movies, you can also enjoy live screenings of boxing, football and cricket matches here.

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Try Multiple Dine outs

Try Multiple Dine outs

You can also try multiple dining options at the World Trade Center Mall. From cafes and popular brands like Costa Coffee, Starbucks, Cinnabon to other fast-food outlets like KFC, McDonald’s, Hanoi’s, Shake Shack, as well as fine dining restaurants serving a wide range of cuisines from around the world, you will surely be spoilt for choice here.

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Play Games at Action Zone

Play Games at Action Zone

Located on level 3 of the World Trade Center Mall, Action Zone is where you can enjoy a variety of exciting games and activities. This place includes thrilling rides like zero gravity and bungee jumping, in addition to VR games with 3D simulation, Oculus headsets and more. You can also enjoy the LED dancefloor here.

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Pop In and Play

Pop In and Play

When visiting the World Trade Center Mall with children, you can head over to Pop In and Play, where your little ones can spend some fun-filled time. Complete with LEGO areas and a soft play zone, your children can also enjoy numerous learning activities here as well.

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World Trade Center Mall FAQs

How far is World Trade Center Abu Dhabi from Abu Dhabi International airport?

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is located at a distance of around 36 kilometres from the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It takes anywhere between 40 minutes to an hour to reach World Trade Center Abu Dhabi from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, depending upon the traffic conditions.

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What makes the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi so special?

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is one of the best shopping destinations in the city, in addition to being an interesting blend of the traditional souk and a modern shopping mall. From the classic souk selling henna, traditional spices and perfumes to a mall which is home to high-end brands, entertainment and dining options, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi has it all and that’s what makes it special.

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