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Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre and Gold Centre

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With the rapid development and modernization of a city like Abu Dhabi, coming across a fixture that differs from its surrounding environment is truly a find.

From its exterior, the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre looks like it has had better days. Beyond the intense noontime heat, the beige building harkens back to the vast desert that surrounds the city.

Once inside, it’s a bustling market.

Somewhere between a mainstream suburban mall and a local souk. Wandering around, there are numerous shops that sell local fashions, fabrics, and perfumes; move to another floor, electronics and modern “necessities” like mobile phones. And, of course, for a place that calls itself a “Gold Centre,” there is a multitude of jewelry outlets.

The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre lists on their website, in the section labeled "Our Principles," their driving spirit: Vision, Values, Ventures.

The Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre lists on their website, in the section labeled “Our Principles,” their driving spirit: Vision, Values, Ventures.

Written by Paulo Loreto

July 9, 2014 at 4:29 PM