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May 22, 2023

World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Guide

Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, is known for its flourishing commercial and residential real estate market, comprising studio apartments, 1,2,3-bedroom apartments, villas, offices, retail shops, warehouses, shopping malls, and more. Moreover, Abu Dhabi is famous for its mixed-use developments, which include residential and commercial spaces. 

That said, the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is a mixed-use development developed by Aldar, a leading and innovative real estate developer based in Abu Dhabi. Aldar is distinguished by its diverse portfolios of residential, commercial, retail, education, and hospitality properties. So, what is the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi? What does it offer? Continue reading this article to learn the answer and more. 

What Is the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi? 

As previously mentioned, the World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is a mixed-use development completed in 2014, consisting of two skyscrapers - one residential and the other commercial, and a mall, a souk, and a hotel. The Center is located on Khalifa Bin Zayed 1st Street in the Corniche Area, one of the most sought-after areas to live in, mainly because it is near the beach, making it an excellent choice for those looking for waterfront living destinations. 

  • Residential & Commercial Towers: Details 

The residential tower is also known as the Burj Mohammed Bin Rashid Tower, the tallest tower in the Emirate, while the commercial tower is also known as the WTC Office Tower or The Trust Tower. The residential tower is a 92-storey building consisting of apartments and penthouses, while the commercial tower has 72,000 m² prime office space distributed over 60 storeys. 

  • World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Shopping Mall

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi shopping mall is also known as the WTC Mall. It opened in 2014, and it is connected to WTC Souk via Al-Khalifa Street Bridge. More on it below. The mall has many dining, shopping, and entertainment destinations, making it one of the best malls in the Emirate. 

The World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi has attracted about 9 million visitors annually since 2019, proving to be locals’ and tourists’ favourite mall in the Emirate. The WTC shopping mall, a prominent shopping centre developer by Aldar, includes the following options for everyone in the mood to dine, shop, play and have fun: 

1. Dining: WTC Mall offers the top restaurants in Abu Dhabi, including El Chico for Mexican food, Al Mandoos Restaurant and Café for Arabian and Emirati cuisine, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, and Shakespeare and Co. If you are craving fast food, WTC Mall also offers various fast food options, such as DQ Grill & Chill, McDonald’s, KFC, and Popeyes. 

2. Shopping: The World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi has all the shops you need - from antiques, carpets and gift shops to those for footwear, men’s fashion, women’s fashion, children’s clothes, sportswear, sunglasses and accessories, perfume and more. All the brands you are looking for are under one roof.

3. Entertainment: Novo Cinemas is your go-to place to spend time with your family and friends to watch the latest movies. If you are not in the mood for a movie, you should explore The Action Zone - one of the best gaming spots in Abu Dhabi, especially since it offers a toddler zone, Virtual Reality, a soft play area, and a snack counter, making it an ideal place for families. 

Another fun stop is Velocity, the Middle East's longest and tallest stainless-steel slide. This tall and long indoor slide stretches from the mall's top level to the bottom, with twists and turns that will make your adrenaline rush! 
  • Souk 

The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is home to the “Souk,” a traditional market unique for its traditional Arabic and Emirati design, atmosphere, and products. It is an indoor market that spans three floors, and it is a replacement for a previous outdoor market of the same concept, which was destroyed by a fire in 2004. Visitors who are looking for an authentic shopping experience must visit the Souk. It offers local jewellery, traditional clothes, scarves, paintings, sculptures, spices, and carpets. 

More Aldar Retail Destinations

As mentioned previously, Aldar is a leading real estate development company in Abu Dhabi, and it offers an impressive retail portfolio comprising luxurious shopping malls in the Emirate. Aside from the World Trade Center Mall Abu Dhabi, Aldar has developed Saadiyat Grove Mall, Yas Mall, and Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain - this way, you can enjoy shopping, dining, and other activities wherever you are in Abu Dhabi. Explore more information about Aldar retail destinations today.