Shopping And Dining At The Marina Mall In Abu Dhabi

This is a beautiful shopping plaza and one can spend an entire ďay dining and shopping
Shopping and Dining at the Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emeritus. This is a conglomerate of 9 gulf emirates and Dubai forms a part as well. Dubai is more well known but Abu Dhabi is also a paradise to shop and dine. It's hard to think that just about 5 decades back the entire area was a sandy dune. Located at the edge of the great Arabian desert. Abu Dhabi has its own ethos and culture.

The discovery of oil has fuelled a massive development. The development index is even better than America as sky towers and shopping malls have sprung up.

Some of the best malls have also been set up and shopping and Dining is a great way of life here.

The most sophisticated shopping mall is the Marina. It overlooks the sea at Corniche. It can be recognized by its Arab tent like Bedouin structures that constitute its roof. This is a architectural wonder.

The mall also has the revolving restaurant and Dining there gives you a lovely view of ocean and the boats plying. It's really a inlet Bay that connects to the Arabian Sea. The food served is Continental and Italian and eating there is an experience. The restaurant does clockwork movement of a circle in about 50 minutes. The time will pass so fast you won't notice it.


The hostesses and waitresses are fair girls from the Philippines. This adds to pleasure, but sorry no alcohol is served. Maybe that's a good thing as a lot of nuisance is avoided.

The Marina also has least another 25 eating joints with a food court. One of the outlets there served Indian food. You can get cuisine from anyplace in the world. In case you just want a cup of coffee there, at half a dozen coffee outlets won't let you down

The shopping is the best part. A string of the most famous names from Paris and New York stud the mall. For genuine products the prices can be high but thn you have to be well heeled to shop in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.

The Mall also has a Bowling Alley and one can try ones hands at the Pins. There are another dozen shopping malls in Abu Dhabi but the Marina takes the cake for aesthetic beauty.

The Marina also houses the largest superstore Carre Four. It sells everything from a pin to bread and food. Great place.  Visiting Abu Dhabi is fun and it' has its own charm vis a vis Dubai.



Article Written By Madan G Singh

An early retired Gp Capt from Air Force who is an Executive Director in the Corporate world. Loves to write fiction and articles. Published over 60 short stories and his novel" Romance of the Frontier" is published from Notion Books.His second novel is on way for publication. The author also has close to 10,000 articles on the b net with millions of views

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  • Lightningforce  29-03-2017
    Sounds really interesting and great. I have not been there, but this article gave me the feel that I was ... just there. Imagine going there for a week, shopping and eating out at the restaurants. You have written informative article and the Marina mall in Abu Dhabi makes one wonder and appreciate the content, the lie style of people that have this unique opportunity to experience such glamor and intrigue; into this fine unique place, sounds like an adventure that can't be missed.
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    • Madan G Singh  29-03-2017
      Thank you Lighteningforce. Yes, it's almost like El Dorado the city of gold.
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  • destinykst  07-03-2017
    You write on wide range of topics and all are very interesting.This article is also very informative ,you have very nicely described about Marina mall in Abu Dhabi .
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