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Mall of the Emirates Evolution 2015 is open!

We had been at the opening of the 2015 Evolution of the Mall of the Emirates the other day. It was the grand opening for the new extension. It was planned for the past 2 years , last year they released the first  part of the extension which was the fashion district and today we are talking about an evolution which ads to the launch of the new VOX Cinema with laser and complete facilities with separate cinema for kids where they can enjoy full facilities and customized handpicked menus like a five star restaurant serving. Vox is the best cinema and one of the best in the world and biggest in UAE with beautiful lounge , can order blankets and pillows and your choice of foods.  They have customized menus and offering amazing dining experience, something like a world class and first in the UAE.

Innovation is one of the driver that pushes them to create an evolution for Mall of The Emirates .  This new evolution will definitely be enjoyed by the customers as well as the tenants inside the mall.

The new VOX Cinemas is the entertainment centrepiece of Evolution 2015 — a 100,000 sqft entertainment destination with a completely revamped 24-screen VOX Cinemas, making it the largest complex in the Middle East featuring advanced technologies such as: the first and only IMAX with Laser screen in the Middle East; the largest VOX 4DX auditorium; the world’s first of its kind luxury cinema experience called THEATRE by Rhodes, combining fine food and film in a collaboration with Michelin Star Chef, Gary Rhodes; and two VOX Kids, colourful cinemas with an adjoining fun-filled party room for birthday parties.

New restaurant venues flanking the VOX Cinemas entry include Dean & Deluca, 800 Degrees, Eat Greek Kouzina, and Din Tai Fung, flooded with natural light from an innovative design feature that simulates al fresco dining in air-conditioned comfort.

Further enhancing accessibility and choice at Mall of the Emirates include the new luxurious valet parking experience, located adjacent to the Fashion Dome and Central Galleria, home to the regional flagships of brands including Burberry, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Prada, Salvadore Ferragamo, and Tom Ford. The Evolution 2015 initiative has also added 1,300 shaded parking spaces with a dedicated entrance. A new taxi arrival facility next to Ski Dubai complements the mall’s direct link to Dubai Metro, delivering opportunity for growth in Mall of the Emirates’ footfall.

The completion of Evolution 2015 is the latest milestone in Mall of the Emirate’s 10-year anniversary, which celebrates a decade of innovation in retail, entertainment and hospitality as the Middle East’s first shopping resort destination. Specially-created exhibitions, celebrity concerts, bespoke collaborations with luxury retailers, and rewards for the mall’s guests will continue to create great moments for visitors and mark Mall of the Emirates’ ten years of leadership as one of the world’s most recognized and successful malls.

– See more at: http://www.malloftheemirates.com/press-release/majid-al-futtaim-celebrates-a-new-era-of-retail-and-entertainment-through-the-completion-of-mall-of-the-emirates-expansion.aspx#sthash.Jc7nU7ZI.dpuf

MOE is one of the tourist attraction and a symbol of new technology in the market that it is very competitive now. We really like the additions and will soon publish as well reviews of new outlets.

Here some impressions from the opening:

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City Centre Me’aisem now open!

Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, is introducing its sixth City Centre mall in the UAE, and twelfth in the region: the new City Centre Me’aisem. The doors of the lifestyle destination are now open, ready to welcome and serve an anticipated four million visitors in its first year and more than 11 surrounding communities.

Majid Al Futtaim has invested AED 275 million in City Centre Me’aisem which features more than 53 retail outlets including the UAE’s 22ndCarrefour hypermarket, the 19thMagic Planet in the Middle East for a rewarding family adventure, and a range of fashion and lifestyle brands such as Centrepoint, H&M, Max and Sun & Sand Sports, and the initiator of the chocolate gifting concept: Patchi. Some brands will also be making their debut in the UAE like 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria, Cath Kidston and GRK Fresh Greek.

City Centre Me’aisem offers a line-up of casual dining options and cafes that feature outdoor landscaped seating areas, as well as various service providers including banking, beauty salons, fitness and a mobile operator.

The new mall will also be home to Majid Al Futtaim’s second City Centre Clinic in Dubai, to address the wellness needs of residents and families living in the surrounding communities.  In celebration of its expansion, City Centre Clinic Me’aisem will offer complimentary GP and Pediatric consultations in the first two weeks of opening.

The opening of the Carrefour Hypermarket is an important milestone for Majid Al Futtaim, as it fulfils a growing demand for high quality, affordable convenience shopping in a fast developing community, bringing its unique product offering to a whole new customer base.

City Centre Me’aisem is built on 325,000 square feet, comprising of 23,850 square metres of Gross Leasable Area and is spread on a 1-level mall featuring contemporary world-class design, sustainability measures, accessibility and premium finish.

The community lifestyle destination is built in line with Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainability vision and features a ‘Bionest’ water recycling system, the UAE’s first-ever solar panel lighting solution in its parking area, a reflective roofing membrane that minimizes solar gain, energy-efficient LEED-compliant lights and water saving taps, with more than 83% of all construction elements coming from recycled material.

Level 4 Parking is now open at the Mall of the Emirates!

I have hated going to the Mall of the Emirates by car in the last months thoughout the construction. Parking was annoying to me and I spend ages just looking for parking and driving behind others around.  These times seem to be over now with as Mall of the Emirates  is enhancing visitors’ experience by now offering additional 1, 300 parking spaces on level 4, as part of its strategic redevelopment, Evolution 2015. Now featuring a total of 7,200 parking spaces, Mall of the Emirates’ visitors can drive up to the new parking deck with roof-top shade protection and direct shopping access to the mall.

Additionally, works on the ground floor parking area are now complete with upper levels fully available to along with the a new taxi rank allowing forty additional taxis  located at Welcome Court 4, representing a total of eighty taxis places.

Vote your Favorite Dubai Mall!

Here in Dubai we got a huge selection when it comes to Malls. We got plenty of Malls covering all sorts of Stores. Granted, many Malls do indeed have the same stores as the most others ones. But if stores are not a reason to go, what is it that drives you to a specific one? Close by? Good Restaurants? Easy Parking?

I love to go to the Dubai Mall for example as everything I could possibly want to buy is there. But I like as well the The Beach for its flair and stunning location. Which one is yours? Vote below and sound off in the comments why this is your favorite mall!

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100 Days of Wonders at Dalma Mall – Abu Dhabi

Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi is having this summer something special: 100 Days of Wonders. What that means? Simple. If you shop for 200AED in the time between now and the 23rd of September you can win out of plenty of prices. And the best thing: Winners are drawn daily and you participate in each draw!

Dalma Mall is located in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah Area and is directly on the Abu Dhabi – Mussafah -Tarif Highway which makes it easy to reach even if you are coming from Dubai.  It features more than 300 Retail stores like Centerpoint, Marks & Spencer, Sephora, Sharaf DG, Adventure HQ, ACE Hardware and Carrefour.  If you are hungry from shopping you have a selection of more than 40 Restaurants to choose from as well. This paired with sufficient parking space (6300 parking spots for free) and Free WiFi make the popularity of this Mall obvious.

For more information you can visit Dalma Mall’s official website [Link] or their Facebook , Instagram or Twitter accounts. Good Luck with winning!

Reviewed: Applebee’s , Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi

Last night we had been in the Mushrif Mall in Abu Dhabi. Looking around for a place to get dinner Applebee’s caught our attention. As there are not many Applebee’s available in Dubai (well, one) we decided to just get some food over here and there was luckily still a table free.

Checking on the menu quite some things have changed since the last visit to an Applebee’s outlet. The Ultimate Trios sounded very interesting, you can pick three starters out of a list and have these as starter or even as main. We picked this with Chesseburger Sliders, Fried Calamari and Boneless BBQ Wings as starters. As main we choose the Steakhouse Mushroom Sirloin in 7oz and some Ribs. As drink we chose a large bottle of water as I had overseen the Milkshake section in the menu.

The starters arrived within no time and the Cheeseburger Sliders where perfect and very tasty. The Calamari were good as well but the Boneless BBQ Wings have just been very soft and flavorful, loved it. If you don’t share this with somebody it is easily good for a full meal and not only a starter in my opinion.

The main courses arrived just after we finished the starters, brilliant timing I must say. While the steak was just average and partially like chewing gum the mashed potatoes have been pretty good and as well the veggies were alright. The Ribs have been really tasty and the BBQ Sauce used really gives it the additional  aroma.

While I love Applebee’s since Kuwait days I was not lucky with my Steakhouse Sirloin unfortunately. But the starters and Ribs had been very good. We surely will return , but I rather won’t pick a steak…  Price wise we left 213AED for some great starters and 2 main courses which is fully alright in my opinion.



Reviewed: Applebee's , Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi
Nice Ambiance, cozy and relaxed
Super Starters, Great Ribs, Average Steak
quick and friendly
good place for some classic American food.

Contacts for Applebee’s , Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi


02 491 7799




Figaro’s Pizza to open up at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

If you real this Blog more often you probably know already the Figaro’s Pizza is one of my favorite Pizza spots in the UAE. Unfortunately the branch in JBR had closed down ages ago and left Dubai with no branch left until the one in the Outlet Mall will open.

Even though this one is not opening in Dubai as well, Yas Mall is a nice place we now and than visit for Movies and more options is always good. If you haven’t heard about Figaro’s Pizza yet check out our Review of them below!

Restaurant Review: Figaro’s Pizza, Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
Review: Figaro’s Pizza, JBR



Novo Cinemas to build 19-screen multiplex at Wafi Mall

Novo Cinemas has announced plans for a 19-screen multiplex cinema to be located in the extension of the Wafi Mall in Dubai.

Novo Cinemas at Wafi Mall will introduce cinema concepts never before seen in the Middle East, including unique, family-tailored entertainment offerings and a new standard in the first-class experience.Novo Cinemas - 7 Star

In addition, Novo Cinemas Wafi Mall will showcase a cutting-edge IMAX theatre equipped with IMAX laser project technology – the most advanced in the world. IMAX’s breakthrough laser technology will provide audiences with the sharpest, brightest and clearest images ever, coupled with a new level of precision audio and IMAX’s theatre geometry to offer movie-goers the most immersive cinema viewing experience to date.

Novo Cinemas launch plans are also in progress across several previously announced locations, including Dubai’s Dragon Mart and IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world’s largest indoor themed entertainment destination. Openings have also been planned at Doha’s 01 Mall and North Gate Mall, and Bahrain’s Seef Muharraq Mall, among others.

Sounds pretty cool and it could certainly boost the amount of people visiting Wafi. I have been there a couple of times but only now that Bosporus has opened there the location became interesting for me. If that means that the Novo  Cineplex next door will be shutting down is so far unclear.