When it comes to the ultimate shopping experience, nothing beats shopping malls. These enclosed multi-storeyed buildings have numerous shops selling various items under one roof. Additionally, they have restaurants, entertainment joints, and even arrange for festivals, like art. The largest of these malls have almost everything you need under the sun. From chemists to hospitals, major banks and ATMs, boutiques, and even games like bowling and ping pong for kids.
Ruaka has not been left behind in this shopping mall craze, with new malls coming up to compete with the more traditional ones. The following are ten top shopping malls in Ruaka worthy of your consideration.
Two Rivers Mall
Considered the largest mall in Kenya, Two Rivers offers everything elegant. Whether it’s buying international brands that are on sale or just dining, this mall has everything with an international taste. That said, you have the opportunity to let yourself loose on its theme park and skate park. With over 200 stores to choose from and a large imposing building, you’re likely to get confused. The building has ample parking and is wheelchair accessible.
Location: Off Limuru Road Java House Express
Contacts: 0709 190 511
Working hours: 7 am to 11 pm daily.
Google Rating: 4.6 stars, (21,561 reviews)
Rosslyn Riviera Mall
This nicely built mall attracts your attention even before you set foot inside. It is marketed as the first eco-friendly mall in the country and hosts a number of shops that will keep you inside shopping for hours on end. With a Java, Chandarana Food Plus, and Mama Rocks, your food needs are taken care of. As for health check-ups, The Nairobi Hospital has a branch inside. Rosslyn allows visitors to take selfies, so don’t hesitate to do so when you visit.
Location: Past the junction of Rosslyn and Limuru roads
Contacts: 0700 362 654
Working hours: 8 am to 8 pm daily. 9 am to 8 pm on Sundays.
Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (2,964 reviews)
The Village Market
The Village market building is surrounded by high-end restaurants including Zeytoon, Nigasu Sushi, and Taste of Africa. The entrance is accessible even for those in wheelchairs. It not only has stores with a mix of shopping stores, but it provides opportunities for children to play games like Jim and Ping Pong. And because of lots of trees, families can enjoy a relaxing time together.
Location: Limuru Road
Contacts: 020 712 2488
Working hours: 8:30 am to 10 pm daily.
Google Rating: 4.5 stars, (675 reviews)
New Muthaiga Shopping Mall
When it comes to kids, this establishment has put them at the center of attention. There is a garden area dedicated to these young souls. And with rides, the kids will surely be happy. As for the restaurants, Chiq and Japanese restaurants will have you satiated. For those who need to quench their thirst, a liquor store that offers cocktails is available. Parking is available but it’s paid for using a parking machine.
Location: Karura-Thigiri Ridge Road
Contacts: 0722 786 037
Working hours: 8 am to 9 pm daily.
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (423 reviews)
Rwaka Landmark Plaza
This plaza next to the road provides a mole parking space in the basement. It has various businesses that include a chemist, Equity Bank, and agents for Cooperative and Airtel, salons, and the AAR Hospital. There is also a salon, just in case you want your hair done. Pass by to see what more the place has to offer.
Location: near the Northern Bypass junction
Working hours: 6 am to 6 pm daily. 6 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Google Rating: 4.0 stars, (407 reviews)
Gigiri Shopping Center
When this mall was put up, it was a relief for those who had to commute to Village Market for shopping and entertainment. This mall takes care of your grocery needs and has a Domino’s branch, just in case you get hungry. The building is accessible to wheelchair-bound customers, and has a filling station, just in case you run out of fuel. The next time you think of shopping, add this establishment to your list.
Location: Limuru Road, Starehe
Contacts: 020 712 3105
Working hours: 8 am to 5 pm daily. Closed on Sundays.
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (322 reviews)
Its ideal location means you don’t have to worry about security. It’s nestled between the United Nations and different embassies. The mall is also connected to the transport system, meaning you don’t have to worry about its accessibility. This mall is quiet, with ample parking. Several banks call this Mall home including Equity, Cooperative, and KCB.
Location: off United Nations Avenue
Working hours: 8 am to 4 pm daily. 8 am to 12 pm on Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Google Rating: 4.4 stars, (199 reviews)
The location of this shopping mall means the place offers nothing but tranquility. Parking is controlled, meaning that there’s no chaos. In case you are looking for financial services, major banks have branches in the building. You can also access a hospital, barbershop, curio shop, and even a rent-a-car service. When you visit, make sure you walk on all floors, finding out what more this mall offers.
Location: United Nations Avenue, opposite the UN
Working hours: 8 am to 7 pm daily. Closed on Sundays.
Google Rating: 4.2 stars, (48 reviews)
Ruaka Business Center
Conveniently located next to the road, Ruaka Business center offers various businesses under one roof. For those who want their hair done, there are salons and beauty shops inside. Hotels also call the place home, meaning you won’t go hungry when out shopping. A computer services and repair shop takes care of your broken digital devices. It has a spacious parking area so you don’t have to worry about that.
Location: Limuru Road, Ruaka
Contacts: 0714 887 896
Working hours: 6 am to 12 mid-night daily.
Google Rating: 3.9 stars, (47 reviews)
Two Ways Business Park
Even though this establishment might fade in comparison to the other shopping malls, Two Ways Business Park is strategically located next to Limuru Road. Most shops here deal in hair and beauty products. However, there are also artwork, hotels, and interior design shops. With enough parking outside and cabro-paved walkways, this place is very accessible.
Location: Limuru Road, Ruaka
Working hours: 8 am to 8 pm daily.
Google Rating: 4.3 stars, (4 reviews)
With shopping malls coming up and offering competition in terms of facilities, shops, and amenities, you have more reasons to go out frequently. Malls offer convenience, ensuring that you have almost all basics under one room. This simply means that once you gain entrance, you only leave once your needs have been met.