The Cupertino company’s all-new dramatic waterfront Apple Al Maryah Island retail store in Abu Dhabi, UAE now officially opens for walk-in customers.
A new retail space elevated above steps of cascading water and creates a direct connection from The Galleria Al Maryah Island to the water’s edge, displaying the world-class hardware and software technologies with shoreline views amid Abu Dhabi’s prestigious financial district.
Apple Al Maryah Island opens for walk-in customers alongside three unique Today at Apple sessions that draw inspiration from the beautiful surroundings and creative culture of the capital.
The new store’s multicultural team of more than 80 members represent 28 nationalities and collectively speak over 30 languages, including Arabic, French, Hindi, Tagalog, and more. Throughout the expansive space, customers can get shopping assistance from highly knowledgeable Specialists as they explore the latest products, learn more about Apple services such as the Trade In program, or receive expert advice and support at the Genius Grove.
Apple Al Maryah Island features a number of new design elements, including the promenade, two ramps paved with Absolute Black granite stone, which is the first use of this material at any Apple Store, “cut through the water and continue seamlessly inside the store, blurring the barrier between inside and out” and golden carbon-fiber roof locally sourced in the country.
Visitors entering from The Galleria Al Maryah Island Mall will walk through a mirrored stainless steel portal, enveloped by the sights and sounds of water jets cascading over exterior glass walls. A 72-foot-long mirrored foil ceiling creates a kaleidoscopic effect, with water falling down the walls, and reflections seen above.
People inside the store are welcomed with panoramic views of Abu Dhabi’s extraordinary skyline. There is a unique ceiling made of stretched gold fabric at the top, the glass walls bring in the natural light, with ficus trees adding greenery to the beautiful interior and an innovative radiant floor system combined with displacement ventilation helps cool the entire structure.
Apple Al Maryah Island welcome its first visitors starting today with all health and safety measures. You can know more about the new Apple Al Maryah Island in a press release on Apple Newsroom.