10 Top Malls In Riyadh For Unmatched Retail Therapy And Family Fun

Riyadh's malls cater to every taste, providing diverse shopping experiences

by Priyanka Fernandes
10 Top Malls In Riyadh For Unmatched Retail Therapy And Family Fun

Embark on an unforgettable shopping journey in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From luxury brands to local treasures, Riyadh’s malls cater to every taste, providing diverse shopping experiences. These malls also offer entertainment, dining, and family-friendly activities, making them ideal destinations for a day out with loved ones. Here are the best ten Malls in Riyadh that promise an immersive and enjoyable shopping experience.

1. Al Nakheel Mall

Al Nakheel Mall in Riyadh offers a complete family entertainment experience with over 200 stores, a cinema, a bowling alley, and kid’s recreation facilities. Featuring numerous international brands, lush interiors with greenery, and fountains, it provides a serene atmosphere for relaxed browsing. Weekend crowds, particularly in the food court, make early arrival advisable for securing parking and avoiding queues.

Where: Exit 9, Al Imam Saud Ibn Abdul Aziz Branch Rd, Al Mughrizat, Riyadh 12483, Saudi Arabia
When: 9:30 am to 11 pm daily

2. Riyadh Park Mall

Riyadh Park, one of Riyadh’s newest malls near the King Abdullah Financial District, offers an exceptional shopping and entertainment experience. With international brands like Dune and regional stores like Bella Baby, it caters to diverse tastes. Trendy dining options such as Uncle Tetsu and Café Bateel add to the experience, while entertainment includes Vox Cinemas and Spare Time for bowling. The mall also features the Museum of Illusions, perfect for selfie enthusiasts.

Where: Northern Ring Rd, Al Aqiq, Riyadh 13511, Saudi Arabia
When: Saturday to Thursday from 10 am to 11 pm and Friday from 2 pm to 11 pm

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3. Sahara Mall

Sahara Mall
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Sahara Mall, a Riyadh staple since 1998, boasts 200+ stores catering to diverse needs. The Toy Town in Sahara Mall Riyadh is the first indoor entertainment centre to open in the Middle East. Adjacent to Hayat Mall, visitors can enjoy a seamless shopping experience. Recent renovations added a trendy dining area, Vox cinema complex, and extra parking. With the upcoming Riyadh Metro station nearby, accessibility will improve. Plus, Tamimi Markets provides a wide range of groceries and household products.

Where: King Abdulaziz Rd, King Fahd, Riyadh 12272, Saudi Arabia
When: Saturday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 am and Friday from 1 pm to 12 am

4. Panorama Mall

Panorama Mall features an expansive glass facade flooding the space with natural light, international brands, a hypermarket, an AMC Cinema complex, and one of the region’s largest amusement centres. Whether craving food court favourites or upscale dining, there’s something for every palate. With late opening hours, the mall remains bustling with shoppers well into the early hours.

Where: Al Mathar Ash Shamali- Riyadh
When: Saturday to Thursday from 9:30 am to 11 pm and Friday from 2 pm to 11 pm

5. Riyadh Avenue Mall

Riyadh Avenue Mall welcomes five million annual shoppers with 95 outlets across two six-story towers. Alongside the popular LuLu Hypermarket, visitors can explore renowned jewellery stores like Joyalukkas and Malabar Gold, as well as numerous abayas and electronics shops. Food options range from KFC, Burger, and Jollibee to the vegetarian-friendly Saravana Bhavan.

Where: Prince Faisal Bin Turki Bin Abdulaziz St, Al Murabba, Riyadh 11564, Saudi Arabia
When: Sunday to Wednesday from 8 am to 11 pm and Thursday to Saturday from 8 am to 12 am

6. Fortore Mall 


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Fortore Mall, nestled near Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud Islamic University, stands out as one of Riyadh’s most unique shopping destinations. It boasts an indoor canal and Venetian-style architecture. While still in its infancy with only a handful of stores and eateries, dining at waterside tables offers a taste of Europe. 

Where: An Nada, Riyadh 13317, Saudi Arabia
When: 6 am to 12 am daily

7. Granada Mall

Granada Center boasts 235 shops, including international brands like H&M and Nike. The Fun Oasis offers kids’ entertainment, while the food court features over 40 dining options. Late openings on Fridays until 2 am allow for extended shopping. Additionally, the mall provides business park facilities and hosts family events, making it a versatile destination in Riyadh.

Where:  Eastern Ring Branch Rd, District، Riyadh 13241, Saudi Arabia
When: 9:45 am to 11 pm daily

8. Riyadh Gallery Mall

Riyadh Gallery Mall
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Riyadh Gallery Mall is Riyadh’s top shopping spot, offering international brands, chic interiors, and luxury amenities. With high-end fashion for all ages, souvenir shopping is a breeze. Kids can enjoy the dedicated toy section while adults browse three floors of shops. Plus, there’s a Panda hypermarket for groceries and electronics. Don’t forget to explore the lush oasis near the ground floor seating area.

Where:   King Fahd Rd, Riyadh
When: Saturday to Thursday from 9 am to 12 am and Friday from 12:30 pm to 12 am

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9. Qasr Mall

Qasr Mall boasts a prominent outdoor screen showcasing advertisements along King Fahd Road. It houses 350 stores across four levels, offering fashion, accessories, home decor, and footwear. There’s a diverse range of choices, including popular brands like The Body Shop, Iconic, and H&M, as well as dining options such as Starbucks and Mcdonalds. Additionally, the mall includes amenities like a food court, a fun zone, and ample parking for over 2,000 vehicles.

Where:  Al Souweidi Al Aam, As Suwaidi, Riyadh 11564, Saudi Arabia
When: Sunday to Thursday from 9 am to 11 pm and Friday to Saturday from 12 pm to 12 am

10. Al Hamra

Al Hamra Mall in Riyadh is designed to feel natural and spacious, with tall trees, soft lighting, and open spaces between shopping levels. It’s not the largest mall in the city, but its easy layout and familiar brands make it ideal for a quick shopping trip. Al Hamra Mall offers a variety of dining options, including Paul, McDonald’s, Crepe n Dip, Hamburgini, and more, along with popular brands for shopping, such as Zara, Aldo, Carters, and Giordano.

Where:  Al Cheikh Hasan Ibn Hussein Ibn Ali, Riyadh 13215, Saudi Arabia
When: Saturday to Thursday from 10 am to 11:30 pm and Friday from 1:30 pm to 11:30 pm

Each offers something unique, from luxurious destinations like Al Nakheel Mall to unique spots like Fortore Mall. Whether you seek high-end fashion or family fun, Riyadh’s malls have everything. So, dive into unmatched retail therapy and enjoy the best of Riyadh’s shopping scene at these Malls.

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