Whether you’re a vintage clothes lover, a trend-setter or you’re looking for something quirky for your home, there’s a shop in the Kingdom of Bahrain that will loosen even the tightest of purse strings. With a large number of shopping malls, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to where to go shopping.
Al A’ali Shopping Complex
Located in Seef District, Al Aali Mall is a high-end shopping destination in Bahrain. With swanky shops, sophisticated atmosphere and a selection of the most premium labels like Armani, Jimmy Choo etc, Al-Aali Mall is committed to glamour, fashion and timeless luxury. Built over a decade ago, its architectural design combines contemporary elements and traditional Arabic features. The Al-Aali Boulevard is home to some of the best multi-cuisine restaurants in the region such as Café Lilou, Nino, Nu Asia, and Fatto
City Centre Bahrain
Claiming to be the most extensive shopping, leisure and entertainment destination in Bahrain, City Centre Bahrain is a mega-mall that offers an international mix of more than 340 brands with stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Debenhams, Centrepoint, Pottery Barn and Home Centre. It also boasts of 60 world-class restaurant outlets. It’s a place where the whole family can have fun as it is home to Wahooo! Waterpark, a cinema complex, bowling lanes and Magic Planet for some wild rides.
Located in the landmark Bahrain World Trade Centre, this mall houses the largest portfolio of luxury brands, including Louis Vuitton, Dior, Fendi, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Gucci and 80 other top-end fashion labels. As part of its ongoing strategy to grow and expand its profile with new retail and experiential offerings, the mall authority plans to launch a luxury spa and wellness concept as well as a high-end, multi-brand jewellery store, amongst other new additions this year.
Popular as the ‘family mall’, Seef Mall has three properties in Bahrain – Seef District, Isa Town and Muharraq. Its diverse selection of international brands, variety of restaurants and a wide range of entertainment facilities for adults and children attract a large number of visitors from neighbouring GCC countries. In June 2018, the mall launched its biggest promotional campaign, offering a chance to win cash every day across the malls in Seef District and Muharraq. The campaign will run until the end of this year.
A splendid example of specialised retail shopping, don’t let its size fool you. Gold City is pretty big inside and has exclusive showrooms dedicated to gold. However, being a land of pearls, it also has select shops that sell an assortment of gems too. Contemporary décor, welcoming staff and free valet services set Gold City in a league of its own.
Words: Sania Aiman