Al Raha Beach Abu Dhabi

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Al Raha Beach

Beach lovers should visit the golden sands of Al Raha Beach that offer miles of unrestricted walking space. This public beach - open to all - is situated on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi-Dubai road, past the Umm Al Nar roundabout. The beach offers excellent amenities and has a special area dedicated for women.

The Mall of Emirates in Dubai

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Mall of the Emirates is a shopping mall in the Al Barsha district of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is currently owned by Majid Al Futtaim (MAF Holding). The mall was designed by the American architectural firm, F+A Architects. Prior to the opening of the Dubai Mall, the Mall of the Emirates was the largest shopping mall in the Middle East but the largest one in the middle east Avenues in Kuwait. It contains approximately 2,400,000 square feet (223,000 m2) of shops and the entire mall forms a total of approximately 6.5 million square feet. In a global perspective, the World's largest shopping mall, the South China Mall in Dongguan, China, contains approximately 7,100,000 square feet (660,000 m2) of shopping space in a complex that totals approximately 9,600,000 square feet (892,000 m2).


Although it features the usual amenities for a mall (a fourteen-screen movie theater, a gaming arena, a typical variety of stores, and a dramatic theater), its biggest claim to fame is the Middle East's first indoor ski slope, Ski Dubai. With the ski area, one of the largest in the world, the Mall of the Emirates seeks to differentiate itself from the dozen or so other newly completed malls in Dubai and the surrounding emirates. Half of the mall opened in September 2005, then officially opened in late November 2005 with the inauguration of the ski area, although it had already been in operation for several weeks. Al Accad Group opened a 10,000 square foot organic supermarket near the mall, the second in the country's history.

Century Mall Dubai

Mamzar Area, near Shabab Club
Tel: 296 6337
Opening hours: 9:00-24:00 Fri: 14:00-24:00

Century Mall is the new locality mall in Dubai's Al Mamzar area. Covering an area of over 300,000 square feet of leasable space, The Century Mall is designed as a service orientated locality mall offering not just great shopping but great services. Century Mall features added services such as valet parking, shoe-shine, customer assistance, baby sitting service, creche facilities and many more, this will make our customers feel at home with there mall. There are twelve food court outlets within the food court and one branded coffee shop. Food Court consists of a variety of cuisines and delicacies form all over the world, fast food corners, ice cream parlors, bakery etc. with a seating capacity for over 400 people. Totally, there are 70 outlets available for lease to stores selling latest trends and reputed brands of handbags, cosmetics, shoes, garments, jewelry, perfumes, electronics etc. Besides these, the mall also holds a number of service based sectors including a laundry, pharmacy, beauty parlor, saloon, business center, post and parcel service, exchange center, ATM machines etc.

Al Bustan Shopping Centre Dubai

Al Nahda Road near Al Ahli Club
Tel: 263 0000
Opening hours: 10:00-22:00 and Fri 14:00-22:00

Situated in the heart of the city, Al Bustan Centre & Residence has been an ideal combination of shopping as well as residential facilities. It offers most modern amenities for the shoppers and tourists to Dubai. Located at the intersection that separates Dubai from Sharjah, it is a mere 5 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 2 minutes from Terminal 2, and barely 7 minutes from downtown Dubai. Al Bustan Centre & Residence is a luxurious self-contained complex that offers a little something for everyone. Encompassing one of the largest indoor children's amusement arcade in the UAE- Fantasy Kingdom, which boasts the first of its kind in games seen in the Gulf. A recent addition has been the Horror Cave, which promises a spine tingling blood-chilling ride. Definitely not for the faint hearted. The spacious (seating 600) restaurant area caters to a variety of palates, be it Italian, oriental, Indian and even for the fast food aficionado there are the ever popular McDonald and Subway. Also recently opened is Al Massa Cinema. They show a variety of the latest Arabic as well as English movies, on their two screens. At Al Bustan Centre & Residence, simply lie back and feel totally at ease in any of the opulent 640 suites (available as studio, single bedroom or double bedroom & 3 bedrooms), work off those extra pounds at the fully equipped fitness centre, or simply unwind in the sauna or steam room. There is also a beautiful pool to frolic in, or just relax by the poolside soaking in the sun.