Apple Previews Al Maryah Island Store Opening This Friday in Abu Dhabi

Apple has previewed Apple Al Maryah Island, a new retail store from the company in Abu Dhabi's financial district that is set to open this Friday.

Apple Al Maryah Island preview aerial
Elevated above steps of cascading water, Apple Al Maryah Island introduces several new store design elements that are reflective of its surroundings. "Absolute Black" granite stone has been used to pave two ramps that cut through the water and lead inside the store, while a golden carbon fiber roof, vaguely reminiscent of a MacBook lid, can be seen from above.

Apple Al Maryah Island preview entrance
Visitors who enter from The Galleria Al Maryah Island Mall walk through a mirrored stainless steel portal surrounded by water jets that cascade over the exterior glass walls, while a 72-foot-long mirrored foil ceiling creates a kaleidoscopic effect, with water falling down the walls, and reflections seen above.

Apple Al Maryah Island preview interior

"We couldn't be more thrilled to open the stunning Apple Al Maryah Island this Friday," said Deirdre O'Brien, Apple's senior vice president of Retail + People. "Our talented team is ready to welcome and delight customers from this vibrant community to our newest location in the Emirates."

Apple Al Maryah Island preview exterior

The store opens to first visitors on Friday, February 25, at 5 p.m. local time, and Apple has planned three special Today at Apple sessions that draw inspiration from the surroundings and creative culture of Abu Dhabi, including a Photo, Music, and Art Walk. For those seeking a closer view, YouTuber Emkwan has a first-look video of the store.

Top Rated Comments

contacos Avatar
26 months ago
Wow this looks pretty ? does the UAE still have no sales tax? I remember when I went to the Dubai Mall and randomly crossed through the Apple Store to get a nice view of the fountains from the balcony, I ended up leaving with an iPad Pro ?
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TFK. Avatar
26 months ago
Wow that’s so great, it will be our second Apple Store in Abu Dhabi ?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
44267547 Avatar
26 months ago
The craftsmanship behind their store design in various parts of the world is just stunning. Just visiting alone in UAE would be an experience.
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Mr. Dee Avatar
26 months ago
When I win the lottery, I am going to use the Apple stores around the world as my key places to visit.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
orbital~debris Avatar
26 months ago
The golden carbon fibre roof is very interesting!

I wonder what cross-pollination there is between materials Apple use in store design and the design of their other products…
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iDento Avatar
26 months ago

mIs this just a thread to prompt Abu Dhabi? Placed by a bot. I personally have no desire to visit such a corrupt place. I hope people educate themselves before visiting. There are many beautiful places in the world that deserve your tourism money before a petro state / shopping mall.
Have you been there? I've been to Abu Dhabi, I will visit Dubai soon, and I wish I can afford to live there. The city is gorgeous and another Apple store will only make things even better.
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