Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island: Shopping And Fun Places

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island

Al Reem Island is one of Abu Dhabi’s top waterfront destinations, with luxurious facilities and modern services. Al Reem Island is home to a number of retail, commercial, and residential projects, as well as a number of tourist attractions.

It is located 600 meters off northeastern shore of Abu Dhabi Island and is connected to the city by bridges. Island has several exciting places, and we’ve included a few of the best things to do in Reem Island in busy area below to help you find fun things to do.

Our guide on the best things to do in Al Reem Island will be useful, If you’re new to the location.

Things To Do In Al Reem Island

Dining In Al Reem Island

1. Nando’s

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Nando's

Nando’s need no introduction. Shams Boutik Mall is the place to go for attempted-and-tested (yep, we mean your favorite good ol’ peri-peri chicken!). The world-famous South African quick chicken restaurant is located on the mall’s ground level.

Hungry customers will be spoiled for choice when it comes to food options at this shopping center on Al Reem Island Shams Abu Dhabi neighborhood.


Al Rayfah Street, Shams Boutik, Al Reem Island

Average Cost For Two

From AED 190


Sunday to Thursday: 11:00 Am – 11:00 Pm | Friday & Saturday: 11:00 Am – 12:00 Am


+971 02 650 6710

2. Smoking Doll

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Smoking Doll

Smoking Doll is one of the greatest places to come on Al Reem Island for a genuine Asian eating experience. It is also renowned as one of the top Thai restaurants in Abu Dhabi, with new twists by merging Japanese, Thai, Chinese, & Vietnamese cuisines. You may pick from a variety of sushi, maki, sashimi, and nigiri. Smoking doll Platters, Thai curries, and wok fried delicacies are among their best sellers.


Shams Boutik Mall, Al Reem Island

Average Cost For Two

AED 275 for two people


Sunday to Saturday: 11:30 Am – 02:00 Am


+971 60 056 0603

3. La Brioche

La Brioche provides clients with a welcoming and pleasant setting inspired by the French countryside. For decades, the café has served delectable pastries and desserts. They feature a large breakfast menu as well as a terrific dinner menu with many flavorful options for customers.


Sun & Sky Towers, Al Reem Island

Average Cost For Two

AED 165 for two people


Sunday to Thursday: 07:00 Am – 11:00 Pm | Friday & Saturday: 07:00 Am – 11:00 Pm


+971 02 643 6473

4. Pizza Express

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Pizza Express

Pizza Express offers everything! The restaurant’s menu ranges from light snacks to big meals and never disappoints patrons. Their burrata and Pomodoro bruschetta, doppio bread balls, & of course, pizza are all delicious. The vegan menu includes items such as kale and feta, spaghetti piccante & all veg pizzas.


Arc Tower, Al Reem Island

Average Cost For Two

AED 205 for two people


Sunday to Saturday: 11:30 Am – 11:30 Pm


+971 2 666 0068

Shopping In Al Reem Island

1. Shams Boutik Mall

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Shams Boutik Mall

Shams Boutik Mall is a major tourist attraction on Al Reem Island. You can stock up on the most recent apparel, accessories, and skincare products from well known brands. It is a family friendly establishment with a soft play area and an arcade game section for youngsters. To meet the requirements of locals, mall also houses a community pharmacy.

Aside from restaurants & children’s area, there are gift shops, jewelry stores, & laundry service. Action Zone bowling alley inside mall is also a great destination to come to on Al Reem Island.


Jazeerat, Al Reem Island


Sunday to Saturday: 08:00 Am – 11:00 Pm


+971 8 002 5327

2. Reem Mall

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Reem Mall

Reem Mall is a must see location, including the island’s largest indoor snow park and an integrated omnichannel environment. Carrefour is already open at the mall for grocery shopping. Reem Mall promises to bring your favorite brands closer to you very soon, so be ready for world class shopping, eating, & entertainment!


Abdulla Oman Taryan Street, Jazeerat, Al Reem


+971 800 70 70 70

Other Places To Visit In Al Reem Island

1. Reem Central Park

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Reem Central Park

This modern park is in the middle of Reem Island provides 1 million square feet of entertainment in your backyard. With gardens, a skate park, an adventure track, mosque, beach, & variety of eateries, this park isn’t only where the capital comes together, it’s also where the city reinvents itself.


Al Reem Island investment zone, next to Al Sowwah Island’s primary commercial area


Sunday to Saturday: 6:00 Am – 11:00 Pm

2. Al Fay Park

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Al Fay Park

Al Fay Park is a well known green oasis in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. It is a big park that covers almost 2.7 hectares and is known for its lush foliage, soothing ambiance, & variety of leisure activities.


Sunday to Saturday: 7:00 Am – 11:00 Pm

3. Cove Beach Makers District

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - cove beach makers district

Do you want to spend your day at beach on Al reem Island? The most and latest attraction in Al reem island is the beach cube, Cove beach makers district. Besides an amazing views of glittering turquoise ocean, It has a beautiful golden sand beach & a gourmet restaurant.

On a regular basis, the club also conducts fascinating themed events, such as an American-style BBQ and a weekly deep dance and techno party, among others.


Jazeerat, Al Reem, Abu Dhabi


Restaurant: 10:00 Am to 11:00 Pm | Weekends: 10:00 Am to 11:30 Pm | Beach & Pool: 10:00 Am to sunset | Lounge: 12:00 Pm to 01:00 Am


+971 800 70 70 70

4. Sorbonne University

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Sorbonne University

Sorbonne University’s cutting edge campus on Al Reem Island was built in 2006 as a result of an agreement between the Government of Abu Dhabi and Sorbonne University in Paris. Campus is well known for its magnificent fountains, abundant palm trees, & top tier architecture, making it one of the island’s must see destinations.


Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi


+971 02 656 9555

5. Marina Square

Best Things To Do In Al Reem Island - Marina Square

Marina Square in Abu Dhabi is a world class mixed use development. Property has a one of a kind location overlooking the Arabian Gulf’s pure blue waves and the Abu Dhabi Island skyline. It has turned into one of the most desirable residential zones in city. Shams Abu Dhabi & Marina Square are 2 popular communities to buy apartments & townhouses in Al Reem Island.


Khor Azeez Street, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the location of Al Reem Island?

Al Reem Island is roughly 30 – 45 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport. Its 20 minutes by driving from Abu Dhabi Corniche. Its around 2 hours distant from Dubai for people who like to come.

Are There Any Hotels In Al Reem Island?

Presently, there are no hotels in Al Reem Island. But Al Maryah Island, which is a 10 minutes drive from Al Reem, is home to two of the most luxurious five- star hotels, Four Seasons and Rosewood Abu Dhabi.

Is there a gym on Al Reem Island?

Yes, Fire Fit and Primal Gym in Al Reem Island are two of the most popular fitness centers in the area.

Where can I go for groceries on Al Reem Island?

Being a top residential community in the capital, Al Reem Island has quite a many grocery stores. Some of the best supermarkets in Al Reem island are Carrefour, Waitrose Supermarket and Al Maya Supermarket.

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