The brand new Etihad Towers high end shopping zone in Abu Dhabi is attracting a raft of big designer names including Cartier, with its largest Middle East store to date.
Cartier is not the only name lending its heritage and aura to the retail cluster of the new upscale mixed-use development.
There are Salvatore Ferragamo, IWC and Bally among the 30-odd names that have space in the Avenue at Etihad Towers.
The aim by developers was to create an exclusive collection of designer stores. Not that the residential and commercial components are lagging. The development has one commercial luxury high-rise, which has more than 45 per cent occupancy. It is a mix of international and local entities, but the project promoters are not losing sight of those answering to a much smaller profile.
This is one space in the capital to watch.