x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Etihad's first travel mall opens in Dubai

The Abu Dhabi carrier opens a one-stop shop near Safa Park in a bid to tap into the Dubai market.

The opening of Etihad's new travel mall near Safa Park. Jaime Puebla / The National
The opening of Etihad's new travel mall near Safa Park. Jaime Puebla / The National

DUBAI // Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways took a big step into the Dubai market yesterday when it opened its first travel mall.

Situated close to Safa Park it will be a one-stop shop for bookings, check-in, coaches to Abu Dhabi airport as well as retail outlets for services such as car hire and money exchange.

Hareb Al Muhairy, the vice president of sales UAE, says its proximity to areas such as Jumeirah, Business Bay and the Marina is important. "It's a prime location for us," he said.

About 100 staff will be based at the centre which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

There will be a news agent as well as branches of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Hertz car rental and Jones the Grocer.

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