Luxury shopping malls in Istanbul
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Istanbul is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the world, which attracts tourists from different countries, due to its unique character and atmosphere that distinguishes Istanbul from all cities of the world. It combines the past and the present, the authenticity of history and the modernity of the current era. When you walk through the streets of Istanbul, you will feel the greatness of the Ottoman Empire, and you will feel the respect of all religions, in addition to enjoying its picturesque nature, its delicious food, the aroma of Turkish coffee, the warmth of Turkish tea, and many other benefits. This city has a distinctive and unique character that makes it desirable and beloved by all tourists who visit it again and again.
In this article, a complete guide to the most important luxury shopping centers in Istanbul.
1- Aqua Florya Mall:
Aqua Florya Mall is one of the most beautiful shopping centers in Istanbul. It is distinguished by its location on the coast of the Sea of Marmara, which is why it is visited by tourists, especially in the summer, in order to walk along the coast, and enjoy restaurants and cafes overlooking the sea directly in a magical fantasy atmosphere. In the outer arena of the mall, there is also an open amphitheater that directly overlooks the sea. It includes 900 seats, and there is a theater in which many activities, events and various shows take place.
Also, the mall includes many shops and world-famous brands of clothes, shoes, watches, and cosmetics. It also has a restaurant hall inside the mall, in addition to outdoor restaurants and cafes.
Aqua Florya Mall is distinguished from other malls by the presence of the Aquarium, which is one of the main reasons that attract visitors to the mall, which includes display ponds for a variety of fish and marine creatures that are worth exploring.
The location of the mall is close to the city center, and it is characterized by easy access, as the Marmaray metro station is located directly in front of the entrance to the mall.
2- Vadi Istanbul Mall:
Vadi Istanbul Mall is located in the city center, in Maslak area, near the Belgrade Forest. Vadi Istanbul Mall is considered one of the largest shopping centers in the city, it includes more than 270 shops with a variety of local and international brands. The mall has an indoor food court and many luxurious restaurants and cafes in the outdoor courtyard. The mall is famous for having dancing fountains in the mall's outer yard, surrounded by restaurants and cafes that have a wonderful atmosphere and a delightful view of the fountains.
3- Zorlu Center Mall:
Zorlu Center shopping center is considered one of the most famous luxury malls in Istanbul, which includes elite international brands, such as Louis Vuitton, Dior, Prada, and many others. In Zorlu Mall, one of the branches of the international Apple company.
Zorlu Mall is located in the center of Istanbul, in Besiktas district, and is easily accessible by metro and metrobus.
In Zorlu Mall, there is one of the world's most famous luxury hotels, the 5-star Raffles Hotel, which offers luxurious hotel rooms overlooking the Bosphorus.
The mall also includes the "Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts", which contains a main theater and a drama theater and presents the world-famous shows in Istanbul. Zorlu Center for the Performing Arts hosts a variety of artistic and cultural events, in addition to concerts, theater and dance performances.
4- Istinye Park Mall:
The very luxurious Istinye Park Mall is located in Sariyer district, in the European part of Istanbul. Istinye Park Mall has taken a special place among tourists who prefer it over other shopping centers in the city, due to its reputation for its large area, variety of shops and international luxury brands.
Istinye Park Mall consists of four floors that include about 300 various stores selling clothes, shoes, jewelry, household items and electronics, in addition to the presence of a 3D cinema hall that opens its screens for daily shows and children’s amusement parks within the mall. It also has a variety of restaurants and cafes that serve delicious Turkish and international cuisine, the most famous of which Nusret Restaurant, and with all these features, the shopping experience becomes more enjoyable in Istinye Park Mall.
The mall also includes a traditional bazaar selling Turkish food and local products, designed according to Turkish architecture and culture.
The mall has an outdoor yard that includes stores of the most famous international brands such as Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Dior, and many others.
5- Emaar Mall:
Emaar Mall is one of the largest shopping centers in Istanbul. It is located in the Asian side of the city, in Uskudar district, within a close distance of the Bosphorus Bridge. The mall was opened in 2017, by Emaar Turkey, a subsidiary of the Emirati Emaar Properties Company, and it is one of the newest and most modern shopping centers in the city.
Emaar Mall is very huge, and it is one of the favorite destinations for tourists to shop because it contains the most luxurious and finest international brands, such as Gucci, Cartier, and Hermes.
In addition to the commercial center, Emaar Istanbul project is distinguished by its luxurious residential units, in addition to the five-star Address Hotel.
Emaar Mall includes a water park "Aquarium" that includes many aquatic and amphibious creatures, where you will be able to explore marine creatures, learn about colorful fish, in addition to a number of recreational activities that you will be able to practice inside the water zoo, including watching the diver, calling him, and shaking hands with him from behind the fish sink.
The park also provides a forest section, where you will see snakes, spiders, warblers, wild predatory fish, giant water rats, and many aquatic and amphibious creatures.
One of the new places in Istanbul, which is located in Emaar Mall, is Emaar Sky View, which is the longest glass walkway in Europe, with a length of 30 meters made of glass. It was built by Emaar Company, and it is located on the 47th and 48th floors of Emaar Square Mall. There is a cafe on the same floor with a fantastic view of the entire city of Istanbul.
6- Akasya Mall:
Akasya Mall is one of the largest malls in Istanbul, and it is also located on the Asian side of the city. Akasya Mall is one of the most enjoyable destinations for families to spend a perfect day off, as it includes many shops, restaurants, and other entertainment facilities, and it features the Apple Store, cinemas, and high-end cafes.
Akasya Mall is characterized by the presence of Kidzania, which is considered one of the most wonderful places for children in Istanbul, and it is a city of games, located inside the Akasya Mall, that allows children to educate with entertainment, as it includes 65 different activities, including: a hospital, a police station, restaurants, and a drawing house, so it provides children with a unique experience as it enables children to develop their motor, physical and social skills, through a live and direct experience, in which children play the role of adults, such as food delivery, taking the role of a doctor in operations, a firefighter, and many other activities and professions that children can choose among them according to their desires.