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Accessibility: Yas Mall boasts nearly 10,000 covered parking spaces, with direct access to the highway and only five minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 15 minutes from the Capital’s city centre, and 45 minutes from Dubai.
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Sustainability: Designed to achieve a Two Pearl Estidama rating, Abu Dhabi’s sustainable framework for design, construction and operation, Yas Mall is built around green principles. 80% of steel and 50% of wood used in construction has been recycled or sustainably sourced. In addition, 20% of all materials have been procured locally.
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Design: Yas Mall’s design, which consists of a series of streets, avenues, boulevards and squares, is integral to the visitor experience, with a strong sense of height, light and space.
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Unique store concepts: Yas Mall aims to bring many distinctive brands under one roof. The mall will house the largest Debenhams outside of the UK in which shoppers will have access to a personal stylist.
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New retail brands: Yas Mall will also house the first Hamley’s, Hollister, Brook’s Brothers in Abu Dhabi, and first Lego Store, standalone Under Armour store, two-level Go Sports store and Joe Fresh in UAE and the first Geant Hypermarket in Abu Dhabi.
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Town square: The central space at the heart of Yas Mall represents the largest enclosed gathering space of any shopping centre in the Middle East, reinforcing the mall’s important role in the community.
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Cinema: The 20 screen Vox Cinemas will boast the biggest MAX screen in Abu Dhabi at 24.5 metres wide.
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F&B: There will be over 60 F&B outlets, including outdoor dining on Cascade Walk and cafes spilling out onto Town Square. Rogo’s, the world’s biggest Rollercoaster Restaurant, will break the mould on how food is served by sending orders to diners on roller coaster tracks.
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Entertainment: As a place for families to spend time together, its offerings include the first Fun Works in the UAE, the region’s largest adventure play system, with a 60,000 square foot area dedicated to playful learning and ‘edutainment’ with activities ranging from science and arts to theatre and construction.
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Art: Acclaimed international Artist Marco Cianfanelli, known for his work in South Africa’s Freedom Park, will be designing three distinct sculptures, which will be strategically placed in and around Yas Mall.