Venetian and Tuscan architecture meld to form one of the most extraordinary works of creativity as seen during the Renaissance. Its cobbled streets are your walkway to a romantic dinner, pizza or a movie. The festivals and fairs held regularly echo the history, architectural concepts of French, Italian and Spanish all at the same time. It is known simply as "The Good Life".
Visiting hours for "The Good Life"
Hours for the mall are 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily (though some stores might open at 1:30PM on Fridays); the cinema from 10:00AM to midnight; Spinneys 8:00AM to midnight and the restaurants 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily. Places to eat at the Mercato Town Center are plentiful with a Starbucks Coffee Shop, Bella Donna, Paul Café, Fiesta World Café, Costa Coffee and Second Cup. The massive food court houses a KFC, Subs and Salads, Chinese Palace Restaurant, Pizza Hut, Hardees, McDonalds and much more. If a sweet tooth is your weakness, the center can sooth that as well; Dolce Antico, Castanea, Candy Hearts and Sugarbox are just a few of the confectioneries.
Children's play area
Fun City is open from 10:00AM to 10:00PM daily. It is a supervised and safe family entertainment center. With rides, redemption games and concession stands, it is custom built for fun, entertainment and even education. There is an area for birthday parties and there are 40 activities to indulge in including museums, sand play areas, arts and craft sessions, reading and music to keep your child’s mind and body occupied.
Today's history lesson
The Mediterranean village styled center opened in 2002 at a cost of 120 million dirhams. Total square foot of the center is 645,000 square feet with the area's available for leasing amounting to 247,000 square feet and over 1000 parking spots, 90+ service stores and such. Developer and owner, the Al Zarooni Group, is managed by a team of professionals with diversified backgrounds and international experience. The unrivaled beauty and splendor of the Mercato Town Center is as amazing as the number of businesses it houses—nearly 120!