Shopping is tiresome and exhausting! Period.
The heavy traffic, exhaustion, and hustle and bustle associated with shopping are enough to drain out your energy, no doubt about that.
That’s why I adore malls! They are an excellent alternative for traditional shops.
I love malls because you can literally buy all your stuff from there. The convenience and variety are commendable for sure. Most importantly, you don’t have to be stuck in traffic for hours.
I am someone who is a big fan of one-stop shopping. All you have to do is visit one place, and you are good to go. You can shop for apparel, shoes, cosmetics, books, groceries and what not!
In short, malls are an excellent option for people who, like me, don’t like roaming around the whole city for one pair of shoes.
In Pakistan, people usually prefer to shop from bazaars and local markets. However, with the passage of time, the trend is changing significantly.
Every day, hundreds and thousands of Pakistanis visit malls to get their shopping done. Especially, people from big cities like Islamabad, Karachi, and Lahore love shopping at malls.
Luckily, I reside in Islamabad, a city that has a fair amount of top-notch malls. Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan, is an excellent place to live and, of course, shop. The planned city is covered with lush green trees, mountains, a huge number of places to visit and of course, a state-of-the-art infrastructure including high-class malls and shopping centres. All these factors will make your shopping spree a wonderful experience. If you want to travel outside your country, to those countries which provide visa-free entry for Pakistanis you will be needing your passport. To get it done visit passport offices in Islamabad.
Are you someone who likes to shop from malls as well? If yes, then keep on reading, because I have listed down top shopping malls in Islamabad.
Shopping Malls in Islamabad
|1. The Centaurus Mall||(051) 8483040||The Centaurus Mall||The Centaurus Mall|
|2. Safa Gold Mall||(051) 2656766||Safa Gold Mall||Safa Gold Mall|
|3. Giga Mall||(051) 8491040||Giga Mall||Giga Mall|
|4. Olympus Mall||0332 8573972||Olympus Mall||–|
|5. Al-Janat Mall||(051) 8482296||Al-Janat Mall||Al-Janat Mall|
The Centaurus Mall was the first mall to open in the twin cities. The mall is known for its fine selection of shopping outlets and gorgeous architecture. You can easily find local and international brands in Centaurus Mall.
The four floors of the mall are lined with some of the leading brands such as Sana Safinaz, Khaadi, Nishat Linen, Ego, Al- Karam, you name it!
Apparel, shoes, accessories, books, jewelry, etc. can be bought from one place and this is amazing yet convenient.
Also, there is an amazing food court on the top floor where you can munch on loads of sweet and savory dishes. They have all the well-known fast-food chains of Islamabad such as KFC, McDonald’s, Hardee’s, Pizza Hut, and the list goes on. If you have a soft corner for desi food in Islamabad, you should definitely check out the food court of centaurus. It has outlets of all the big eateries and restaurants in Islamabad
If you are shopping with your little ones and are looking for some kind of entertainment for them, then do visit Fun City, a play area with different rides and games. You can also enjoy a film with your friends and family in the Centaurus Cineplex. It is one of the best cinemas in Islamabad with its big screens and a good selection of latest movies.
Contact: (051) 8483040
Facebook: The Centaurus Mall
Website: The Centaurus Mall
Location: Jinnah Avenue, F 8/4, sector F-8, Islamabad Capital Territory 44220
The next shopping mall on our list is Safa Gold Mall. It is one of the biggest shopping malls in Islamabad. Located at the prime location of F7 Markaz, Safa Gold Mall is a place with many international and local brands. Safa Gold Mall cinema is also under construction and will be inaugurated next year.
It is relatively smaller than Centaurus but the variety of things is equally good. Apart from the shopping centre and food court, Safa Gold Mall also has an excellent gym, indoor swimming pool, and spa. That means you can relax and chill after your shopping spree. Get to know the cost of building a swimming pool in Pakistan.
Contact: (051) 2656766
Facebook: Safa Gold Mall
Website: Safa Gold Mall
Location: Safa Gold Mall, College Rd, F-7 Markaz, Islamabad Capital Territory
The latest addition in the city is Giga Mall. The gigantic mall is situated on the main GT road. There are around 200 national and international brands over there.
Giga Mall is not just a mall but also a hub for entertainment and recreational activities. There is a cinema in the mall called ‘Giga Mall Cineplex’ where you can enjoy a movie after shopping. Children can enjoy the Fun City as well.
Also, interestingly, there are always several sales going on at the mall. You can get whopping discounts on different outlets. So what are you waiting for? Grab your purse and head over to Giga Mall today.
Contact: (051) 8491040
Facebook: Giga Mall
Website: Giga Mall
Location: Main GT Road, Defense Housing Authority, DHA Phase II, Islamabad, 44000
Olympus Mall is situated at the heart of F11 Markaz. The unique yet elegant, curved structure of the mall makes it stand out from the crowd.
Although the mall is not fully opened for the public, some portions have been inaugurated and are open for the general public. You can find multiple shopping outlets and eateries in Olympus Mall.
Contact: 0332 8573972
Facebook: Olympus Mall
Location: Plot 23, S 1, F 11 Markaz, Islamabad Capital Territory 44000
If you are looking for a mall that is offering quality products at an affordable price, then Al Janat Mall is the place to go. The three-story clothing mall is full of variety.
You can find clothes for women, gents, teens, and babies. You can also find a huge variety of bags, belts, ties, and shoes for both genders at an affordable rate.
Contact: (051) 8482296
Facebook: Al-Janat Mall
Website: Al-Janat Mall
Location: G-9 Markaz, Islamabad Capital Territory
So, these were some of the famous shopping malls in Islamabad. These malls in Islamabad are an excellent option for shopping. One trip to these places and you are good to go.
Give this article a read and let us know about your views about them. We would love to hear from you.
Also, tell us about your favorite shopping place in Islamabad.
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