Luxury department store Macy’s is opening its doors in Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island. The new Macy’s store will be the first outside the US, and will have four floors spanning more than 18 000 sq m of retail space. In addition to Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s is opening its second store in the Emirates. While Dubai already has a Bloomingdale’s at The Dubai Mall, the first branch in Abu Dhabi is set to be the biggest in the region, comprising a whopping 21 000 sq m. It will be the third international store for Bloomingdale’s.
The two department stores are part of the billion-dollar retail project Al Maryah Central. Nestled in the center of the larger Al Maryah Island, the project aims to transform Abu Dhabi’s retail landscape and catapult it to the forefront of shopping in the UAE.
The stores are slated to open by 2018, which gives us plenty of time to compile our wishlists.