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10 must-visit shopping centers in Jeddah

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Jeddah is well known for its immense number of malls; you never run out of places to shop. So we have narrowed the list down to the top 10 malls in J-Town and will let you decide for yourself which mall to head to this weekend.

8Red Sea Mall

This is not only for those into shopping, but also for the history buffs. Yup, you read that right. The mall features a walk of history section where visitors can take a stroll down heritage lane. This section is embellished in traditional decorations and paintings of historical Saudi as well as boutiques that sell local items and dresses.

Don’t worry the 242,200 square meter area encompasses a lot of stores ranging from high ends one like Burberry and Coach to mainstream ones like Centrepoint and H&M. Furniture stores are also available, HOM and Pottery Barn are ones to name. Red Sea even has an art gallery for anyone in the artistic mood, Gallery 1. You can also stay in the Elaf Jeddah Hotel, which is part of the mall.

Food Court: Yes + Dine ins (Steak House, Pane Caldo, Applebee’s)
Supermarket: Yes (Danube)
Play Area for Kids: Yes
Opening Times: Sat – Wed 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Thurs – Fri 10:00 am – 2:00 am
Address: King Abdulaziz Branch Road, Al Shate’

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Mall of Arabia

This mall is perfect for families. One huge reason behind that is KidZania, the fun interactive place where children not only play, but also learn to develop their skills through a simulation of real life jobs.

Mall of Arabia is one of the biggest malls in Jeddah and includes almost all popular clothes and shoe stores like Zara, Debenhams and Forever21 along with more high end ones like Ted Baker, DKNY and a lot more. Aside from the food court, the mall also has cafés like Ferrari Café and dine in restaurants like Fridays and Simit Saray.

Food Court: Yes (New York Fries, Hardees, Canton…)
Supermarket: Yes (Hyper Panda)
Play Area for Kids: Yes
Opening Times: 9:30 am – 11:30 pm
Address: Nuzhah District

Serafi Mega Mall

Al Serafi is perfect for those who have more than just shopping on their minds. The mall is mostly famous for its fun In10so arcade. In10so includes entertaining activities like carting, laser tagging and bowling. It is located on the mall’s top floor with the food court. Mega Mall also has an ice rink that was once used for skating but is now used for Bumper-Car-On-Ice rides.

The mall might not have the largest number of shops, but definitely has famous ones such as Victoria’s Secret, MAC and H&M. One of the famous dining areas over there is Mugg and Bean located on the lower floor.

Food Court: Yes  (Little Caesar’s, Tajeen, Burger King…)
Supermarket: Yes (Danube)
Play Area for Kids: Yes
Opening Times:  –
Address: Al Amir Muhammad Ibn Abdul Aziz Street,

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Aziz Mall

Aziz Mall is definitely one of the most popular malls in Jeddah as it is always crowded be it on the weekdays or weekends. Aziz Mall encompasses a lot of stores, so you are bound to buy something every time you go there.

Some of the stores available there are Bershka, Terranova, Stradivarius, L.C. Waikiki, Zara, Mango, among a lot more. Children will also be able to play around in BillyBeez, the large and safe indoor playground.

 

Food Court: Yes (Shobak, Sayadiyah Express, London Fish and Chips, …)
Supermarket: Yes (Panda)
Play Area for Kids: Yes
Opening Times: 10:00 am – 11:30 pm
Address: Al Faisaliyah

2Le Chateau

Le Chateau is unarguably one of the most scenic malls in Jeddah. As its name suggests, the mall is built with an elaborate architectural design containing luxury brand names. The elegant open-air place contains well-known designer names like Versace, Kenzo, D &G kids and Pronovias.

Although it does not contain your typical food court area, it does encompass a variety of restaurants like Piatto, Quirinale and Steak House. Fun fact, Al Andalusia Dental Center is located inside Le Chateau.

Food Court: Restaurants
Supermarket: Non
Play Area for Kids: Non
Opening Times:  –
Address:  Al Amir Mohammed Bin Abdul Aziz Street, Al Andalus District

5Boulevard

For the crème de la crème of stores, Boulevard is a complete luxury experience. It contains flagship stores of the world’s most famous names like, Prada, Gucci, Armani and LOEWE. Even if you don’t intend on buying anything, it is still fun to walk around the open space with all these fashion jetsetters around you. It is a place right out of a French posh district.

Food Court: None
Supermarket: None
Play Area for Kids: None
Opening Times: Sat – Thurs 10:00 am -11:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Address: King Abdulaziz Branch Road, Al Shate’

4Al Khayat Center

Located on Jeddah’s own Rodeo Drive, Tahlia Street, Al Khayat Center is all about high-end fashion. The center contains luxury names like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and the newly opened Laure.

Food Court: None
Supermarket: None
Play Area for Kids: None
Opening Times: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Address: Al Tahlia Street

9Ana Special

A mall that lives up to its name, Ana Special is not only known for its spectacular décor, but also because it encompasses unique local brand stores. It encompasses boutiques such as Fash Flare, Sotra Boutique and Hatoon Box.

In addition to all that, Ana Special mall features Glow Café’ and Shababeek Restaurant, two places that serve delicious dishes and drinks. To keep the traditions alive, it also contains Hal Al-Kaif café for amazing gahwa with hail.

Food Court: Cafés and Restaurants are available
Supermarket: None
Play Area for Kids: None
Opening Times: Mon – Thurs
10:00 am – 1:00pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fri 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sat – Sun
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
5:00 pm – 11:00 pmAddress:Al Rawdah, Prince Sultan Street

6Haifaa Mall

Even though Haifaa mall may not be one of the largest malls in Jeddah, it is definitely one of the best. It contains a lot of the same stores as Aziz Mall (F&F, Bershka, Mango) but contains the special addition of Iconic store. The lack of a supermarket does not seem to affect its popularity factor and c’mon it’s got a Billy Beez! Woot woot!

Food Court: Yes (Al Saj Al Reefi, Roma Way, Cinnabon)
Supermarket: None
Play Area for Kids: Yes
Opening Times: 10 am -12 am
Address: Madinah Road, Palestine Intersection

3Stars Avenue Mall

This mall is one of the luxury shopping destinations here in Jeddah. It combines both local talents with brand name designs. Stores ranging from Tiffany, Marc Jacobs, Tous and Rubaiyat (a place that seriously looks like an art installation due to the window displays) along with Maison BO-M, Cream and NewBury are available.

One of the mall’s attractions is Café Ceramique. The café does not only serve food, but offers the unique activity of painting on ceramique artifacts such as plates or mugs. If you are a big group and you are interested in creating pottery, they can give you a workshop. Other restaurants that serve delicious meals over there include Bharat and Olio.

Food Court: Dine ins
Supermarket: Yes (Manuel)
Play Area for Kids: None
Opening Times: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
Address: Al Zahrah, Al Malek Road

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