Construction has started on Abu Dhabi’s new super shopping mall, Al Maryah Central, located in the emirate’s upcoming mega-development, Al Maryah Island. The 2.3 million square foot mall is scheduled for opening in March 2018. The mall is part of a 3.1 million square foot mixed-use development being designed by US-based Elkus Manfredi.
Anchored by US department store Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, Al Maryah Central will offer luxury and contemporary brands, entertainment options, a 20-screen cinema, health-club, food market, children’s entertainment and rooftop parks that include an outdoor amphitheater for film screenings and events. It will also feature 90 dining options including restaurants overlooking a waterfront promenade. Al Maryah Central is created to be of the greatest shopping experience in the region as well as a catalyst in the development of Al Maryah Island.
Al Maryah Island (formerly Sowwah Island) is an integrated 114-hectare mixed-use development, master-planned and being developed by Mubadala Development Company. The island has been designated as Abu Dhabi’s Central Business District (CBD) and is modeled around mixed-use 24-hour financial districts.