UB city is one of the most luxurious and popular shopping malls in the city of Bengaluru. It is located in Vittal Mallya Rd, in Ashok Nagar, and is frequented by many affluent people in Bengaluru as well as by tourists. It is known to be India’s first luxury mall.
The UB City mall was an initiative by Prestige group with the idea of taking luxury shopping in India to a new and unseen level. Its construction began in the year 2004 and it was inaugurated in the year 2008.
It has roped in some of the biggest brands and names in different industries and includes some of the best outlets in international fashion, food (restaurants and cafes), Spas, Nightlife, Art and a wide amphitheatre for hosting events.
The mall’s building is surrounded by few other magnificent hotel and apartment buildings including the JW Mariott Bengaluru hotel, which can be seen from the top floor which is mostly open on top and where most of the eateries and the amphitheatre are located.
The shops at UB City mall are also collectively known as “The Collection at UB City”. These are all the outlets including stores, restaurants, cafes and galleries, which are spread across three different levels (floors) covering an area of about 1 lakh sq. ft.
The stores and outlets in the collection include over 40 brands that are nationally or internationally acclaimed. UB City serves as a one-stop destination for luxury shopping for everything from clothes to accessories – be it western or Indian attire, cosmetics, bags, shoes, exquisite jewellery or fine accessories!
Some of the acclaimed brands that have outlets in the UB City mall are:
There are many amazing restaurants and cafes that serve mouth-watering dishes from all imaginable cuisines in the world (Mexican, French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Chinese, American and many more!).
The custom pizzas at the Italian restaurants (Toscano, Brik Oven) in UB City are said to be a popular choice with most of the visitors, and is a must-try if you are visiting the first time.
The restaurants at UB City mall include:
The Amphitheatre at UB City is a beautiful open space auditorium with a seating capacity of 1000 people and a stage dimension 500 square ft. It has played host to some of Bangalore’s most spectacular events including concerts, comedy shows, plays, talk shows and so on. It also hosts classic movie screenings in open space on a projector screen for special occasions like valentine’s day with limited seating.
It is a great space for people to unwind and enjoy world class performances or even just sit and gaze at the skies and make conversation when there no events going on.
Some events that were conducted here include - the Bangalore Art Festival (Art Bengaluru 2011), Bengaluru Comedy festival (2017) just to name a few. People have always spoken about the experiences at the Amphitheatre with a lot of enthusiasm, and reported to have appreciated and enjoyed them thoroughly.
Some other interesting things that UB City has are Bouquet and plant stores, art gallery and mobile stores (Apple Inc) and a spa called Angsana Oasis Spa which offers many relaxing treatments and indulgences.
UB city is an interesting mall to explore. You can also spot some of the best dressed people visiting the place, and if you are a fashionista, you may even pick up some new styling tips and fashion inspiration from here!
The mall is located at a distance of 28 km from Bengaluru Airport (Kempegowda International Airport) and can be reached by car or bus in 34 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the traffic. The nearest railway station from UB city is Bangalore Jn Railway Station (SBC), at Majestic which is only 3.7 km away.