Islamabad is the federal capital of Pakistan and in matters of the area, plus population, it is a small city as compared to the provincial capitals of Pakistan. Islamabad is filled with monuments and tourist attractions that equally attract the locals, plus international tourists. Some of the well-known must visit places in Islamabad includes Shah Faisal Mosque, Lok Virsa Museum, Pakistan Monument, Lake View Park, Islamabad Zoo, Daman-e-Koh, Pir Sohawa, and much more. Alongside the most visited tourist attractions in Islamabad are the shopping places that are always crowded with the local residents and offer everything you could think of.
Some of the Top Shopping Malls in Islamabad
are located in the heart of the city, making the access to these places an easier one. All these malls are made according to the international standards with central heating, plus cooling systems, play areas, food courts, escalators, elevators, bathrooms, world-renowned brands, and much more. Some of the top visited shopping malls in Islamabad include The Centaurus Mall, The Safa Gold Mall, Emporium Mall, Mall of Islamabad, Giga Mall, and much more.
The Centaurus Mall
The Centaurus Mall was launched in 2011 and the building consists of 3 skyscrapers at a 23-floor height. It has multiple floors of the residential area, hotels, and corporate offices, along with a 4-floor high shopping area. The mall area consists of over 250 different shops with big brand names like Khaadi
, Charles & Keith, Mocciani, Adidas, Nike, Gul Ahmed
, Vincci, and much more. The 4th floor consists of a play area and a food court, which is often the most crowded area of the mall.
Safa Gold Mall
Established in 2010, the Safa Gold Mall is located in F-7 Islamabad, which is the heart of the city. With many designer stores to offer, the building has complete 4 floors, including a ground floor, whereas the other stories are still under construction. Along with the best shopping experience, the mall offers a sauna, swimming pool, fitness center, and a cinema that is under construction at the moment.
Launched in 2016, Giga Mall is a part of the World Trade Centers Association and is a 14 stories building located near the main GT Road. The mall offers 5 floors of shopping and entertainment, with 6 floors of office area, plus a four-star hotel. The building itself is an architectural masterpiece with over 150 stores available, featuring international, plus local brands like Sana Safinaz
, Mi, Beechtree, Bonanza, Lime Light, Khaadi, Maria B
, and much more. It has a grocery store that is equipped with the latest and fresh variety of food items, along with a food court area that carries multiple delicious eateries.
Super Market, also known as F-6 Markaz, is situated in the center of sector F-6 and was developed by CDA in 1970's. Super market is surrounded by residential area of F-6 and different foreign embassies, that is why, you can easily find foreigners roaming around for shopping there. Along with all famous brands and popular eateries, super market has some of the oldest opticians and chemists of Islamabad.
Aabpara market is one of the oldest and the most comprehensive markets of Islamabad, situated in G-6. This market comprises of a large variety of shops selling ladies suits
, consumer goods, dry fruits, kitchen essentials
, sports goods and every other thing needed to smoothly run your household. It is the most desired shopping place in Islamabad, having everything at affordable price.
Sunday markets, or commonly known as Itwar bazar, are open only on Sunday, Tuesday and Friday and are held at various locations of Islamabad such as G-11, Peshawar morr, H-9, etc. Itwar bazar is an interesting place to visit where you can find grocery, clothes and other household products
. It is normally divided in to different sections, such as fresh fruits and vegetables, pre-loved clothes, crockery, etc.
Karachi Company, also called G-9 Markaz is the largest and the busiest shopping area of Islamabad. It was named after a construction company of Karachi which was built in G-9/2 in 1978. Along with many banks, Karachi company is famous for its wholesale market of groceries, cloth shops, auto workshops, vegetable and fruit shops, photo shops, a general bus stand for inter and intra city travelling and many other facilities.
Jinnah Super Market
The F-7 Markaz of Islamabad is also known as Jinnah Super Market which was named after the founder of Pakistan. Like every other major market of the city, it has all shopping brands and restaurants, but the most prominent attraction of Jinnah Super market is Safa Gold Mall which is the largest shopping mall of Islamabad. Being a little expensive shopping site as compared to other markets, Jinnah super is mostly visited by high class citizens and gentry of the city.
Metro Cash and Carry
Metro Cash and Carry is another wholesale shopping site, located inI-11/4. The concept behind the development of Metro Cash and Carry was to provide everything from grocery, household, confectionery to cosmetics
, home appliances and electronics
, under one roof. One of its unique feature is the facility of on-site live baking, which produces the most delicious products in the country. Metro Cash and Carry also provides home delivery to professional customers, at minimal purchase price.