Marina Mall

The Marina Mall is one of the largest malls in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi with over 400 stores to visit

Marina Mall
Marina Mall

One of the largest shopping malls in Abu Dhabi is the Marina Mall with over 400 stores. It was opened in 2001 and has been renovated and expanded several times. You should plan enough time for a visit there. It is not possible to see all the stores in one day. We recommend to divide the mall into several sections and then look at the stores there.

Information about Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

In the emirate of Abu Dhabi there are many large shopping malls that you can visit. But Marina Mall is one of the biggest and best that you should not miss. From far away you can see the mall with the prominent tower. There is a viewing platform with a revolving restaurant where you have a great view of the skyline of Abu Dhabi.

From there you can see the Etihad Towers, which are among the tallest skyscrapers in the city. By the way, this mall is located on the small Al Lulu Island where the Heritage Village is located. One can connect these two sights optimally with each other. If this mall is not enough for you, you should go to the Yas Mall, which is even bigger. But in our opinion, this one is already more than enough.

When was the mall opened:
28 March 2001

Sales area:
Approximately 120,000 square meters

The entrance to the Marina Mall
The entrance to the Marina Mall

How many stores there are

As already mentioned, the Marina Mall has about 400 stores. Through expansions, new and even more stores were added. There is a nice area where you can find mostly luxury brands from all known brand manufacturers. In principle, you can find almost every known brand there. Furthermore, there are many stores with clothing and electronics.

Now you ask yourself if the prices are cheap there. Since there is a low VAT in Abu Dhabi, the prices are not quite as cheap as you probably imagine. Especially branded clothing costs there of course accordingly. Very often, however, there are offers and promotions where you can always make a bargain.

Number of stores:

What to buy there:

Prices for electronic items:
No cheaper than in Germany

Location and address

The Marina Mall is located on a small island that can be reached via 18 Street and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street. Basically you drive to the Emirates Palace Hotel and from there it is only one street further to the mall. If you have never been there then tourists should take a cab. This is a popular means of transportation for tourists and of course the drivers know the exact address.

But you can also use a navigation device and then you will also find the mall very quickly. Visitors have a choice of five floors in the mall with a sales area of 120,000 square meters. There are also hotels in the area that offer a free shuttle bus for hotel guests. However, these are only certain hotels.

Which means of transportation should you use:
For tourists, the cab is the best choice

On which street is the mall located:
King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.

Is there also a free shuttle bus:
Yes, some hotels in the area offer this

Al Lulu Island
Al Lulu Island
Ice skating rink in Marina Mall
Ice skating rink in Marina Mall

Opening hours

Every day of the week the mall is open. From Saturday to Wednesday, Marina Mall is open from 10:00 AM to 10:00 PM. On weekends from Thursday to Friday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM a little longer. Because on weekends there are always more visitors than during the week. If one would rather have his rest then one should go on a weekday. Then you can look at the stores in peace. Also during Ramadan the stores are always open. However, the restaurants and the food court are closed.

When is the Marina Mall open:
Saturday to Wednesday
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Thursday to Friday
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Our tip for visiting:
Go during the week and then in the morning

Marina Mall Tower

To this mall also belongs a 100 meter tower with a viewing platform. Furthermore, there is a revolving restaurant where you have the opportunity to eat and drink something. The view is of course spectacular on Al Lulu Island and the skyscrapers of Abu Dhabi. Tourists can also take nice photos there.

Height of the observation deck:
100 meters

Is there a restaurant there:
Yes, it is a revolving restaurant with great view

Food and drink

If you spend a few hours in the Marina Mall you will get hungry and thirsty. As a visitor you have the possibility to visit the food court or to go to one of the numerous restaurants. If you want to have it cheap and fast then you can visit the food court. All known fast food brands can be found there. You can get everything from pizza to burgers. If you want to have a service then you just visit a restaurant. However, the prices there are also a bit more expensive. If you are on vacation in Abu Dhabi then you should try the Arabic cuisine. By the way, you can always eat cheaply there and that is interesting if you have booked only the catering breakfast in the hotel.

Is there a food court:
Yes, this is available

What cuisines are offered there:
Arabic, Asian and International cuisine

Stores in Marina Mall
Stores in Marina Mall
The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi
The Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi

Where can you park there

There is a large parking lot with 4,000 spaces where you can park your rental car for free. However, we recommend to always look for a shady place. Because in the hot summer months the car can heat up very quickly. Therefore, many cars have a sunshade on the window so that it is not quite so warm. Furthermore, you should remember well where you parked the car in such a large parking lot so that you can find it again.

Do you have to pay for parking:
No, it is free of charge

What else is there in the Marina Mall

It is not only a big shopping mall but there are many other attractions. For example, there is a cinema where you can watch the latest movies. Then there is an ice skating rink which is always very popular especially with the children. Only a few hundred meters away from the Marina Mall is, as already mentioned, the Heritage Village, which you can also visit. This is a popular tourist attraction in Abu Dhabi. From there you also have a beautiful view of the skyline of the metropolis. Furthermore, there is a large supermarket where you can get fresh food.

Can you change money there

We always recommend to change money in a shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. There you always get a good rate and in the Marina Mall there are some of them. You can recognize them by the label Money Exchange. You do not need to bring anything there. It is possible to change Euro into Dirham. But before changing money you should always check the current exchange rate. It changes very often and you will want to have more of your money.

How are the exchange offices called:
You only have to search for Money Exchange

Is it possible to change Euro into Dirham:
Yes, it is possible

How are the prices in the stores

In principle, the prices are similar to those in Germany. That is, if there are special offers then you can buy cheap. But if you think that branded clothing is offered there for half, you are wrong. Because it can be that this is even more expensive. We always recommend to compare the prices. Even if you don’t have to pay taxes in Abu Dhabi, the prices are not that cheap.

Our rating

The Marina Mall is one of the best shopping malls Abu Dhabi has to offer. If one makes there vacation one should look in any case once inside. Since the mall is very large, you should only look at the stores that interest you. As already mentioned, there are also much larger malls in the metropolis that you can visit.

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