Emaar Turkey, the country-subsidiary of Emaar Properties PJSC, has opened Emaar Square Mall, a world-class retail and leisure destination located in the heart of Emaar Square.
With its architecture inspired by İstanbul, the Emaar Square Mall showcases some of the world’s leading retail, entertainment and gastronomy brands to assure visitors of a memorable experience. Emaar Square Mall houses several outlets of renowned brands from Turkey along with other global names, and is projected to be welcome 25 million visitors annually.
Currently, the mall’s retail mix includes 10% luxury brands, which will increase to 25% by September. Additionally, leisure attractions such as Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, FunLab and Turkish Village, will appeal to visitors of all age-groups, underlining Emaar Square Mall’s reputation as a family destination.
Premium concepts at Emaar Square Mall include Gucci, Cartier, Hermès and Galeries Lafayette, to name a few. High street brands include Zara, LC Waikiki, Massimo Dutti, Victoria’s Secret, Mango and Atasay, among others.
Emaar Square Mall’s Turkish Village will bring the spirit of the world’s oldest shopping centre, the Grand Bazaar, as well as the dynamism of small markets from all over Istanbul at one destination. Local brands are also present in the Turkish Village celebrating the neighbourhood culture of Istanbul as well as offering a choice of delectable local cuisine.
In addition to a wide range traditional and modern cuisine as well as gourmet restaurants, gastronomy festivals will be held throughout the year offering diverse culinary flavours to visitors. Huqqa, which combines delicacies of the world cuisine with Istanbul’s unique Bosphorus view, and Şamdan, one of the oldest and most famous restaurants of Istanbul, are showcased at Emaar Square Mall with their exclusive concepts.
The mall emphasises on entertainment along with retail and gastronomy to ensure that visitors have memorable experiences in every visit. Further, fountain shows, water features and open areas of the mall bring a new experience to the city.
Emaar Square Mall has a cineplex with a total capacity of 2,400; the cinema deploys 4DX technology engaging all five senses. Emaar Aquarium & Underwater Zoo adds to the joy of visitors with over 20,000 aquatic animals of 200 different species. It is also home to one of the world’s largest crocodiles at a length of 5 metres and its mate, among other species never seen in Turkey before. Children can learn about ecology and the sustainability of marine life, while the conservation programme will focus on preserving some endangered species.