Bueno, yo habia leido que hay escased de centros comerciales an Abu Dhabi es muy cierto, hay 5 o 6 solo, y hay mucha gente con pasta y mucho consumismo, no lo veo raro:Duplicar tiendas:
By 2015, Abu Dhabi is set to nearly double its retail space by another 900,000 square metres, based on available estimates.
That is a lot of space for retailers to try and fill up, and there is certainly no lack of interest among them.
According to a recent report by Cushman & Wakefield, Abu Dhabi's current retail capacity is 908,594 square metres.
"In terms of retailer presence, the balance which is now tilted in favour of Dubai will gradually even itself out vis-à-vis locations in Abu Dhabi," said a brand manager with a leading international franchise.
"There will be nothing to choose between the two cities for any retailer."
"The majority of new retail supply will be located off-island on the outskirts of the city.
"Many of the malls are yet to be completed, therefore the true impact of quality retail space being delivered is yet to be felt."
"There is still significant demand for a better retail offering in the capital, particularly on Abu Dhabi Island. The only prime mall product is Central Market which is still under development."
The existing retail capacity in the city has an over 90 per cent occupancy rate.
Abu Dhabi Mall, Marina Mall, Al Wahda Mall, and Al Khalidiya are the major destination malls in Abu Dhabi. Despite the presence of these world-class facilities, retail supply currently does not match demand, Abu Dhabi retail mall stock is estimated around 470,000 sqm according to Tri Research. The bulk of this space is represented by the above-mentioned malls, accounting for 385,000 sqm or 80 per cent of leasable space, and dominated by brand repetition in each centers. The market remains under-supplied in the category of community shopping centers.
Demand for retail space in Abu Dhabi is expected to continue to grow, supported by economic growth and stability, and ambitious tourism plans being implemented by the Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA).
Developments in progress will add a further 600,000 sqm by 2012, according to Colliers International, a global affiliation of independently owned real estate services firms. Major projects include Al Yas retail development, Al Reem Mall and Building Material City Mall.
Retail gross leasable area per capita is expected to double from 0.43 sqm per person to around 0.9 square meters per person, according to industry estimates of the growth of retail space and population.
Abu Dhabi retail space in big demand
Abu Dhabi, April 29, 2012
The retail real estate market in Abu Dhabi remained steady during the first quarter of 2012 with good demand as there were no significant deliveries during the period, according to a report.
The sector experienced the least amount of change in terms of supply and performance during 2011, however the trend was likely to change in the coming months in line with expected retail completions, said leading property expert Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL) commenting on the UAE capital's retail sector.