This contemporary revival of a historic district within the heart of the city, namely the old Central Market which was the business and trading hub, is now a fully integrated, mixed-use development with a mall, a modern souk (market), offices and residences.
The Souk at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi sits on the site of the original commercial district and spans three levels. A contemporary interpretation of a traditional Abu Dhabi market, it is connected to The Mall at World Trade Center by Khalifa Bridge, with the souk boasting everything from traditional artefacts to henna, spices to jewellery, Arabic perfumes to clothing and accessories.
Featuring a fusion of classic Arabian architecture and modern design, this souk is also home to public squares, two central atriums beneath a fully retractable roof, 3,000 square metres of terraces and beautifully landscaped rooftop gardens.
The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi features the region's first House of Fraser and several other Abu Dhabi firsts, including Karen Millen, BCBG and Missoni. The mall offers a wide selection of casual dining options, including Shakespeare & Co and the Asian-themed American casual restaurant P.F. Chang's. Feel like watching a movie? There's an eight-screen cinema showcasing the latest films. If you're driving yourself to the mall, you'll find ample underground parking as well as a valet service.