The Dhs5 billion mall will be home to the first Macy’s outside of the US, as well as a huge Bloomingdales…

Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central Mall will open on August 27, 2019 it has been announced.

The Dhs5 billion mall will connect to the existing The Galleria Al Maryah Island and combined will cover an expansive 2.8 million-square-feet.

Once complete, the mall will be home to 400 shops and 100 restaurants, including the first Macy’s store outside of the US, as well as a Bloomingdales which will be even bigger than it’s Dubai Mall counterpart, according to The National.

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More announcements for stores inside are expected to be revealed soon. “In the coming weeks, we will announce many additional brands, which together will create an incredibly exciting retail, entertainment and dining mix for Abu Dhabi’s residents and visitors,” said Daniel Parry, managing director of Gulf Related – the company behind Al Maryah Central.

Two, 400,000 square foot towers are also part of the second phase of the development. When completed, they will be home to a hotel, serviced apartments and luxury residences.

The mall was first scheduled to open in 2016, with the last update indicating it would open last month, however it has been forced back after facing delays.

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