Central Market, Abu Dhabi

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The World Trade Center Abu Dhabi is a complex of three skyscrapers, one of which is “supertall”, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Construction of these towers was scheduled to end in 2010, though the 2009 financial crisis pushed the project completion date in 2014. The complex includes two malls, and one Courtyard by Marriott hotel.
Burj Mohammed bin Rashid is the tallest building in Abu Dhabi and the skyscraper with the most floors in the city as of its completion in 2014. The residential building stands 382m tall and contains 92 floors. The tower is adjacent to the shorter Trust Tower offices and hotel building, also among the tallest in the city.
The office tower, called the Trust Tower, rises 278m and has 60 floors, completed in Q2 of 2012. The tower was publicly opened in 2013, and houses leased properties, and the offices of the World Trade Centers Association. It is connected to a Courtyard by Marriott via a large mall and a souk, both operated by the World Trade Center.
The shortest building in the complex, the Central Market Hotel Tower, stands 65m tall and houses 16 floors of hotel space under the Courtyard Marriott brand.
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  • Central Market Abu Dhabi. A historical place to visit in Abu Dhabi. Pictures of Sheikhs of the UAE. Good place to buy souvenirs. Great place for tourists to get a really good bargain on souvenirs...  more »
  • I was expecting the old fashioned souk market with lots of product and minor organization. A large shopping complex with a variety of stores and services. Not bugged by the sellers. The gold section.....  more »
  • More of a mall than a market .. modern shops stocking a variety of goods and a very large super market... There is a bit of the mall for the soul (market) which was quite difficult to find ... they.....  more »
  • Quaint little mall with lots of little shops selling foodstuff, knickknacks, souvenirs etc. A few restaurants serving Arab, Med fare as well. Nice architecture. Quite touristy.
  • Quiet shopping mall. No crowd.
  • It is a nice place to make somw shopping, also I got my lunch here at popeye's cheap, tasty and a lot of food!!
  • The architecture of this market is astounding. There's an feel to it that reminds of the market that used to reside in its place over ten years ago. The services provided here vary, and all of which are really great.
  • Nice atmosphare.

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