Apple reopens its greatly revamped retail store in Abu Dhabi with double the floor space

Apple has reopened its greatly revamped retail store in Abu Dhabi in a prime corner location of the Yas Mall, doubling its size for “an expanded customer experience.”

A photograph of an exterior of Apple's retail store in Abu Dhabi's Yas Mall, revamped and relocated to a prime corner location
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  • Apple has reopened a significantly revamped store in Abu Dhabi’s Yas Mall
  • The store opened its doors to the public on Thursday, February 3, 2022
  • It’s almost double the space of the 2015 location

Check out the revamped Apple store in Abu Dhabi

Apple’s press release says the reopened store greeted its first customers on February 3, 2022. Visitors are free to check out Apple’s latest products and services, receive support from Apple’s Geniuses, participate in free Today at Apple sessions, get help with Apple’s trade-in program (iPhone, iPad, Mac and Apple Watch) and much more.

The company emphasised its presence in the region:

Apple has been operating in the region for over 10 years and has more than 600 team members across the United Arab Emirates. Since Apple opened its first stores in the country in 2015, they’ve welcomed nearly 30 million visitors.

Similar to its other revamped stores, the Abu Dhabi one features a massive video wall plus a place for gathering that Apple calls the Forum. Retail chief Deirdre O’Brien was quoted as saying that Apple is looking forward “to continuing to bring the best of Apple to the United Arab Emirates, and building on our history in the region.”

The release provides a barrage of impressive stats, such as:

  • The redesigned store sits at the shopping mall’s “prime corner location”
  • The curved glass exterior uses 150 feet of glass throughout the storefront
  • Bianco Cristal floors and wood ceiling are used throughout the space
  • Two large skylights let natural light flow inside

The retail store, now relocated to a prime corner location of the Yas Mall, is nearly double the space of the previous store that opened back in 2015 location. It’s not just the floor space that has doubled compared with the 2015 location but also personnel. Read: How to download an iPhone app that’s not available in your country

The newly relaunched retail store employs around a hundred people who, according to the iPhone maker, speak 33 languages and represent 32 nationalities.