The Red Sea Mall, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is the largest mall in the city of Jeddah that is located on Malik Road (between the Red Sea Coast and famous King Abdulaziz International Airport). It is well located at the west side of the King Abdulaziz road. It is a place where you can immerse yourself in fashion and food, and allow yourself to have a unique shopping experience.
The mall sprawls over an area of 242,000 square meters and includes a five-star hotel, a seven-storied office building as well as both outdoor and indoor parking areas. The mall operates from three floors and even has trams to carry shoppers around the mall. All of the parking areas are connected to the 18 entrances of the mall, helping people to have easy access to the mall. It has stunning water fountains and a large play area for kids, where events are organised specially for them. You can even paint your face.
The Red Sea Mall has received numerous awards for Excellence in Retailing, Gold Award, Excellence in Tourism and much more back in 2011. It attracts a large number of shoppers every day. Initially, when the mall opened in 2008, only 75% of it opened as a few retailers had doubts about opening their stores in the mall, as they were worried about how the world crisis would affect Saudi Arabia. Since then, though, the mall’s occupancy rate has been growing steadily each year and it is around 98% at present.
From Saturday to Wednesday the mall is open from 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM, while on Thursdays they operate from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM. On Fridays though, the mall opens its stores from 1:30 PM to 1:00 AM. The mall has a large number of stores with high-end brands like Burberry and Coach along with mainstream ones like Centrepoint and H&M.
There are furniture stores as well like HOM and Pottery Barn. There is even an art gallery for art lovers, Gallery 1. You can choose to stay in the Elaf Jeddah Hotel, which is a five-star hotel located on the mall premises. The mall has a large food court along with dine-in restaurants like Steak House, Pane Caldo, Applebee’s and more. The Danube is a supermarket that is part of the mall.
A unique feature of this mall is that it features a walk of history where people interested in history can take a walk down the heritage lane. This history section features traditional decorations and paintings of historical Saudi. Not only that, it also has boutiques that sell local items and dresses.
Women in Saudi Arabia cannot do much outside the house except for shopping and the Red Sea Mall becomes one of the places where the entire family can have a relaxing experience. Whether it is family time or just a little bit of “me” time for the women, after leaving their children behind with their nannies and coming to the mall in chauffeur driven cars, it is an ideal place to spend time shopping and dining and pampering yourself. Dressed in their traditional long black abayas, women love to spend time in the mall.
Being an affluent country, there is no dearth of shoppers in the Red Sea Mall Jeddah Saudi Arabia. If you are visiting Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, the Red Sea Mall is definitely a place to go at least once, being visually stunning and offers you a wide range of activities you can do while you are there. The Red Sea Shopping Mall, is indeed a favourite place to hang out for shoppers as well as visitors.