Shop-starved Abu Dhabi residents finally get new mall

Abu Dhabi shoppers have expressed their relief after the capital’s newest and biggest mall finally opened its doors on Yas Island.

Yas Mall, according to developers, “re-defines the shopping space” with its unique combination of coffee shops, lingerie stores, expensive watch shops, a cinema with lots of screens, an unreadable electronic mall directory and a really big car park that’s “quite difficult to get out of without scraping the nearside of your Land Cruiser”.

“I’ve been waiting all my life for this!” said local resident, Ahmed Al Jaleeli. “It’s like I’m going shopping for the very first time, although I actually went to Marina Mall this morning. This is just more mally.”

Prior to the opening of Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi residents’ consumer activities were limited to just 32,657 shops in one or two malls, including as Marina, Wahda, Dalma, Mushrif, Raha, World Trade Center, Khalidiyah, Deerfields, Mazyad, Abu Dhabi Mall and loads of others, plus the one on the E11 near Baniyas that nobody has ever been to.

“This is life-changing,” says Brian Pollard, who lives on Abu Dhabi’s remote expat sink estate, Al Reef. “Before this, we had to stock up on tinned food sent from the UK, but now we can drive to some shops without taking an emergency petrol can.”

Yas Mall also has several toilets for both men and women.

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7 Responses to Shop-starved Abu Dhabi residents finally get new mall

  1. BJ December 2, 2014 at 9:11 am

    What a condescending Headline!
    We have lots of decent malls in AUH just not monster ones like in Dubai – and all the high end shops in all of em – I mean has anyone see whats inside The Galleria Mall?! Mmm bit of a peeeeeed off Rez of Abu Dhabi now! Humpphhhh!

    • Anonymous December 10, 2014 at 10:27 am

      I think it was a joke, my love

    • TWR December 22, 2014 at 7:15 pm

      dont understand satire do we?

      • Al January 5, 2015 at 10:10 am

        Don’t understand satire, do we? (Unless your reply is satirical)

  2. Sharky December 31, 2014 at 4:05 am

    Omg people really think this was serious…says it all about sense of humour in this sad country

  3. Shreyans January 12, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    Satire PEOPLE. its a joke :P

  4. Mall the Mally January 19, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I like to mall mally… she so good.


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