15 Best Malls in Abu Dhabi - 2020 (Photos & 1100+ Reviews)
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Imagine there was a world for shopaholics – you will land at the malls in Abu Dhabi, UAE. These malls provide awesome shopping and relaxation opportunities for every traveller. Malls of Abu Dhabi are not just a one-trick pony.

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These places are filled with everything you might need as a traveller, making them popular hang-out spots.  Abu Dhabi shopping malls are known all over the world for their amazing architecture and their diverse shopping options.

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Abu Dhabi hosts a plethora of malls in its heart.  Some famous malls include Marina Mall, Al Raha Mall, Al Wahda Mall and the Abu Dhabi Mall. For shopping lovers, there are both high-end and low-cost options available at these malls.

If you are not very fond of shopping, you can visit these places to amuse yourself with games, do adventure sports such as ice skating and simulated bungee-jumping and eat in some of the finest restaurants known to man.

Here are some of the best malls in Abu Dhabi:

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Marina Mall

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Marina Mall

One of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, and in the world, Marina invites you in for all reasons imaginable. This mall contains designers’ houses such as Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent and local showrooms such as YAS.

Marina also houses low cost and high-end dining options. If you’re a solo traveller looking to enjoy a Happy Meal, visit McDonald’s, Burger King or Baskin Robbins. If you are out for a romantic evening or a special celebration, you may frequent one of the many Michelin starred establishments present in this mall.

For people who cannot imagine a day without adventure, this mall has a giant trampoline and a bungee jumping simulator. Whoever you are, this mall guarantees a fun-filled day!

Location: Marina is located along the breakwater at Corniche road.

Timings: 10 am to 11 pm.

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Abu Dhabi Mall

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Abu Dhabi Mall

Located in Central Abu Dhabi next to Rotana Hotel, this mall is a blessing for people who want to have a good time. There are over 200 stores in this mall, ranging from designers such as Caroline Herrera to world famous brands such as Zara and H&M.

The Abu Dhabi mall is also known all over UAE for its incredible cinema theatre. Whenever you are in Abu Dhabi, you can always celebrate a movie night with your family, and this place guarantees you an amazing experience.

Dining options at this mall are not limited either. You can find small and big cafes, ice cream parlours and steak houses all over the place. Vegan options, however, are limited. You might have to spend quite a bit if you're vegetarian or vegan.

Location: Abu Dhabi Mall is situated at Al Miyani Street, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Al Raha Shopping Mall

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Al Raha Shopping Mall

This incredibly humongous Abu Dhabi Shopping mall is one of its kinds. It is intimate yet glamorous. With an awesome range of clothing and lifestyle brands located inside it, it boasts of being one of the finest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi. UAE based fashion stores find their home at this place.

Al Raha also has a classified entertainment section which offers many gaming options for kids and adults alike. Everything from bowling to ping-pong is available to gaming enthusiasts at this place.

This mall also hosts a 3 screen cinema experience for movie lovers. Both local and international movies are played on these incredible screens. For an immaculate cinema experience, you can count on Al Raha Mall.

Location: Abu Dhabi-Dubai Route Al Raha area 4048, Channel Street, Dubai Highway - Road - Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Al Wahda Mall

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Al Wahda Mall

Perhaps one of the most favoured shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, Al Wahda mall hosts the perfect combination of European and Asian brands. This mall fulfils all your shopping needs, be it a car or a crate.

After a tiring day of shopping through the finest selection of clothes, accessories, furniture, cars, real estate and whatnot, you can always enjoy a hearty meal at one of its restaurants. This place has everything from fast food to fine dining, and you can suit yourself whenever you wish.

Also, if you’re hungry for entertainment, frequent its movie theatre or the gaming plaza. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed.

Location: Al Wahda is situated on the Hazza Bin Sayed Street, near the old Airport Road, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 11 pm.

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Yas Mall

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Yas Mall

A glamorous sister to the other shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, the Yas mall is located on the picturesque Yas island near the main city of Abu Dhabi. Just as the UAE is known for its man-made islands, Yas is known for its stunning views, awesome shops and fabulous dining options.

You can visit the countless Arab brands for their intricate products, ranging from mattresses to gowns. You can find multinational fashion giants hosting their showrooms here. Shopping really doesn’t ask for more than that!

After you dine at some of the finest Michelin starred establishments here, you can always take a spa day at one of Yas’s beauty salons. Your options are really endless here!

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Timings: 10am-12 midnight.

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Dalma Mall

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Dalma Mall

Being one of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi has its perks. For example, you are also titled as “Abu Dhabi’s favourite mall”. Dalma has over 400 shopping and dining establishments housing inside it.

It is also home to Abu Dhabi’s largest Cineplex, so you are bound to have an awesome movie-night at this mall. Once you are done with your favourite film, you can always try Abu Dhabi’s world-famous cuisine at Dalma Mall. Well known for its swimwear and leisure section, this mall will make a shopaholic weak in the knees!

Location: Dalma is situated on the Abu Dhabi–Tarif–Al Ain highway, opposite to Mohammed Bin Zayed City.

Timings: 10 am to 12 pm.

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Serta-Al Seef Village

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Serta-Al Seef Village

Whether you are a tourist or a local, you will enjoy this mall’s unique design. Apart from the fabulous range of brands present indoors, this mall is home to an outdoor street market, also known as “the Walk”.

This market simulates a normal Arab street market. From heavy brocades to intricate jewellery, you will find everything that you want here. And after you are done exploring the streets, head inside for a delicious meal! This one of the Abu Dhabi shopping malls is truly unique, and will leave you wanting more!

Location: Al Salaam Street, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10am to 10pm.

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Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

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Bawabat Al Sharq Mall

The Bawabat Al Sharq mall buzzes with shoppers all day long, thanks to the amazing selection of multinational fashion brands it houses. This is a popular place for locals and a fascinating shopping destination for tourists.

It is one of the busiest Abu Dhabi shopping malls, and rightfully so. Who would want to ditch the most amazing shopping, dining and entertainment option in Abu Dhabi?

Location: The Bawabat Al Sharq mall is located at Baniyas City.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm

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Mushrif Mall

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Mushrif Mall

The latest of the shopping malls in Abu Dhabi, Mushrif is an eco-friendly venture for millennials who love to pamper themselves. This place promises an array of shopping, dining and entertainment options to every person visiting it.

For shoppers, it has the best selection of local start-ups and established brands under one roof.  Its most unique feature, however, remains its ecologically sustainable floor plan.

Location: Sheikh Rasheed Bin Sayeed Street, Airport Road.

Timings: 10am to 10pm.

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Mazyad Mall

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Mazyad Mall
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The Mazyad Mall calls itself the first shopping mall of Mohammed Bin Zayed city, also known as the “New Downtown” of Abu Dhabi. This mall hosts a number of fashion stores, bookstores and electronic stores.

This place has a lot of bank offices, so no matter when you visit, you will see locals frequenting this place, both for business and pleasure. Unlike other Abu Dhabi malls, this place doesn’t have an entertainment section. The shopping and dining experiences, however, make up for it.

Location: Mohammed Bin Zayed city, near Musaffah.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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The Galleria

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The Galleria

If you need a picturesque view while enjoying a candle-lit dinner under the stars, visit The Galleria. Of all the malls in Abu Dhabi, this is perhaps the only one which will offer you Hollywood-like dining experience.

The interiors of Galleria scream luxury and glamour. No matter what you are there for, The Galleria will promise you the time of your life. Also, why should you forego the awesome shopping opportunity at its designer showrooms?

Location: Al Falah Street, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Shams Boutik Mall

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Shams Boutik Mall

This marvellous piece of modern architecture is located on Al Reem Island. You may want to prepare yourself for the breathtaking experiences this mall offers in terms of shopping, dining and entertainment.

It is one of the few Abu Dhabi shopping malls that maintains a relatively quiet setting, yet is equipped with every essential facility. This mall acts as a bridge between the Sun and Sky Towers.

It offers its space to a number of local and international fashion and lifestyle stores. It also houses restaurants specializing in various cuisines. If you want to spend a solitary evening with amazing food, you should definitely head to Shams Boutik.

Location: Shams Abu Dhabi, Al Reem Island - Abu Dhabi

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Souk Qaryat Al Beri

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Souk Qaryat Al Beri

This 21st-century block of tradition reflects the UAE’s rich heritage within itself. Of all the Abu Dhabi Shopping malls, this is perhaps the only with an architectural style that is more traditional than modern. However, this mall doesn’t lack glamour.

From the moment you enter it to the moment you leave, it will mesmerize you with outlets of brands such as Zara and with small Arab shops selling souvenirs. Also, if you’re looking to try Arab Cuisine, look no further! This place is an answer to your hunger pangs.

Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre

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Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre

If you love to sparkle with jewellery, you will fall for this place. It has an incredible selection of gold and platinum jewellery from around the world that will make you want to visit it again and again.

You can also check out its amazing Gold centre for an experience of a lifetime. There is also a hypermarket present in this mall, that will fulfil all your shopping needs. In fact, locals frequent this place for their jewellery selection and the hypermarket.

Location: Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street, Abu Dhabi.

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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Khalidiyah Mall

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With an area of over 86000 sq m, this mall is home to over 160 apparel stores and the world famous Lulu Hypermarket. This hypermarket ensures the crowd at this mall all the time.

Khalidiyah, like many other malls in Abu Dhabi, is home to a fine selection of cuisines from around the world. It is also home to many international food chains, like Dunkin Donuts and Papa Johns. 

Location: Mubarak Bin Mohammed St, Abu Dhabi

Timings: 10 am to 10 pm.

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