From 2013 through 2016, Cistri conducted a number of independent market studies for Al Maryah Central, a major shopping mall under construction in Abu Dhabi. With a gross leasable area of more than 150,000 square metres, Al Maryah Central will be a compelling shopping, dining and entertainment destination, with internationally renowned department stores and large green spaces.

Al Maryah Central will be a compelling shopping, dining and entertainment destination.

The mall will be located on Al Maryah Island, which the Abu Dhabi Government has designated as the city’s new central business district. It will be home to more than 360 retail outlets, 65 dining options, a 20-screen cinema complex and a number of community facilities, and will include links to surrounding retail and residential developments as well as the recently opened Cleveland Clinic.

The site’s developer, Gulf Related, commissioned Urbis to undertake independent research into Al Maryah Central’s sales and income potential, including analysis of its trade area resident and tourist population and the competitive landscape.