By Manoj Nair, Associate Editor www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Abu Dhabi’s retail space is getting a distinctively upscale edge to it.
The Galleria – the first retail component within Sowwah Square, a leisure and entertainment destination magnet in the making for Abu Dhabi – is to open on Tuesday. There will be more than 100 premium outlets and scaling up to 140, and comes with comprehensive F&B elements in place. A second retail component, Sowwah Central, is due for an opening in 2017.
These are located on Al Maryah Island, formerly Sowwah Island, and forms part of a top-tier mixed-use development that will have hotels and Grade A offices. The new headquarters of Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange is also based there.
This will shortly be followed by the retail portion, again markedly premium in scope, at the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi. And yes, the sprawling Yas Mall is in the final stretch for its opening date. More info