Shopping Malls in Kuwait
The Marina World in Kuwait is the second largest shopping and entertainment complex, located along the beachfront in the shopping district of Salmiya. It is a major local enterprise of United Real Estate Company (UREC), a member of KPCO Group. The first phase of the complex was unveiled in November 2002, while the second phase has been unveiled in 2004, and the third and final phase opening is towards end of 2005.
Being home to several restaurants, a convention hall, shops, promenade areas and a five-star hotel, the Marina World has received more than 15million visitors so far.
The Mall is surrounded by several cafes and restaurants, including the Starbucks Coffee, and the Le Notre Restaurant. There is a large spectacular glass fountain, located at the centerpiece of the plaza. The area is topped with one of the largest glass domes in the region, equipped with a sail which moves automatically in the direction of the sun.
Unveiled in early 2004, the Marina Crescent is located directly across the highway from the Marina Mall. The crescent comprises several restaurants, and few gift shops. It is directly linked to the Mall by a beautiful 100-meter length air-conditioned bridge. Some of the well-known cafes and restaurants in the crescent are Starbucks Coffee, The Chocolate Bar, TGI Friday’s, Casper and Gambini’s, Costa Coffee, Color Me Mine, Totally Fish, and the like.
The Waterfront is the final phase of the Marina World project, featuring five-star deluxe Marina Hotel, basketball courts, Salwa Sabah, skatepark, Al-Ahmad Theater & Hall, and the Hard Rock Cafe.
The next phase is the Marina Waves. The three-storey offers services including saloons, spa, gymnasiums, boutique gallery, water sport activities, fine dining, lounges, seasonal stores, and some coffee shops. Marina World aims to grab tourists, customers and consumers to an interesting and helpful spite for complete satisfaction.
Also present in the vicinity is the Marina Yacht Club, exclusive yacht club offering integrated services from well-equipped servicing yard with well-qualified maintenance team and shore launching capabilities. The Yacht Club is home to Safir Failaka Island tourist boats “Om Al-Khair” and “Bent Al-Khair”.
Situated along the beach, is the Marina Hotel, which offers direct access to Marina Mall and Marina Crescent. It is conveniently accessible to all business locations in Kuwait, and is located just 10 minutes away from heart of Kuwait City and is just 20 minutes away from Kuwait International Airport.
The Marina Plaza is a unique shopping point, facing the Salem Al-Mubarak Street. It has several offices, retails, fountains and spacious car park. The plaza, with its unique ambience of exceptional shopping experience is home to the first Marks and Spencer's in Kuwait.
The Marina Sea Front offers large open areas and greeneries with distinctive palm tree lined promenade, which blends well into the passenger passages of Marina coastline. There is the unique pyramid-shaped hard rock cafe, basketball court, public beaches, kids play areas, snack shops and abundant car parking amenities for visitors to engage themselves in several entertainment and activities along the coastal stretch.
Marina World is a complete destination for local and expatriate families and tourists, with shopping, dining, leisure and entertainment amenities.