New Ikea opens in Abu Dhabi: customers can now visit the Al Wahda Mall store

The city-centre store stocks 'approximately 2,000 small- and medium-sized home essentials'

The brand new Ikea at Al Wahda Mall in Abu Dhabi has opened its doors.

Opening at 1pm on Wednesday, November 18, the Swedish furniture store welcomed a score of customers, who were keen to browse the selection of homeware and furniture in the new 2,100-square metre store.

Located on the first floor of Al Wahda Mall, it is the capital's second Ikea store, along with the 33,000-square-metre Yas Island location, and the fifth in the UAE.

Located in the centre of the city, the smaller Ikea is expected to be a more convenient place to shop. It will stock "approximately 2,000 low and medium-sized ready-to-assemble furniture and home essentials", the company said.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, November 8, 2020.   A first look at the IKEA store at Al Wahda Mall before the opening on Tuesday, November 10.  IKEA store staff and carpenters get the store set up for the store opening on Tuesday.
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For all other products, customers will have digital access to the full range and can place their orders in-store to have them delivered to their homes or the shop.

Within the store, there is a Swedish cafe serving dine-in and takeaway food, including favourites such as the shawarma, the hot dog and Swedish pastries.

"We are thrilled to bring a new City Store Ikea concept to the people of Abu Dhabi, a concept that brings the Ikea experience closer to people's homes with the mall's strategic and central location," says Vinod Jayan, Ikea's UAE and Oman managing director, about the opening.

"We will offer a wide range of home furnishing ideas with well-designed furniture and home accessories that is affordable for all. Visitors will also be able to enjoy our classic treats such as the hot dog, the shawarma and more."

Ikea, Al Wahda Mall, Abu Dhabi is open now; Sunday to Wednesday, 10am-10pm; Thursday to Saturday, 10am-midnight;