The place is Great!! Don't hear what lazy people say about it! I know most of the security procedures are unnecessary, I'm studying at the females' campus and we go through more security procedures than what the boys go through, we don't even have housing for female students at all! I originally live in Al Ain, but it's actually worth the trouble of renting a house or a room in another university dorm to study at the PI. Many qualified instructors work there, and they come from all over the world. The PI is seeking the ABET accreditation, and they will probably get it. I know we undergo a lot of stress, but I still think it's all worth it. The contract with ADNOC guarantees your future job! and who wouldn't like getting a job immediately after they graduate??!! All students get a scholarship once they are admitted. Emarati students get monthly salaries and rewards per semester depending on their semester's GPA.
In general, if you don't like to study MATH or SCIENCE, then simply don't APPLY!! and vise-verse.
The place is Great! the staff were really nice to us when I went there with my friends. We tried some of their deserts and cocktails, they took some time until they got us the deserts, but it was worth it! and the cocktails were fresh and cooling. They may not have the best food - as heard from my friends - but they do have the best interiors for sure. The food menu looked a bit expensive, but they have a kids menu with the prices ranging between 15-20 AED, thinking of trying that next time :P You know, students don't have much budget in their pockets! They have this great flowers shop, I got my mom a BD present from there, just tell the guy responsible of the flowers' shop what is/are the main rose/roses that you want to use in the bouquet, and how much is your budget, and he will make a very beautiful bouquet fitting to your budget! It's even cheaper than some other shops which are located outside!
the place gets busy quick, but if you get there early enough you will not have any trouble buying your qatayef from there. their qatayef is just great, it not too thin or too thick, and it's not like pancake almost dried from both sides.
So far this mall is my favorite. It has all kinds of shops, restaurants, cafes, and entertainment. You can go with family, friends or even alone, and it's reachable. It's not too far from most of the places inside AD and there are public buses reaching there each hour I think.
It's a great place for families, it's not too big that kids get lost in it, but not too small as well. There are games suitable for children from 2 years old to 14 or 15 years old, I still remember playing there most of time just before few years ago. They also put these balloons during Ramadan and al Eid, so kids can have extra fun and burn what they've eaten during Iftar.
They have great buffet, they serve various types of food, from Pakistani to Indian to Chinese, they serve drinks, salads, main dishes, and sweets. The problem is that you can't just jump into their front door and ask them for a table, you need to be prepared and must call them earlier to reserve a place. One more good thing that they have a family section, if you don't like sitting with your family around single men, and they treat people well.
They have it all, in good prices too!! and if you like offers they have plenty of them in Ramadan, you can go shopping there for a few hours without noticing, I usually go with my family, and we buy plenty of stuff, from teddy bears for my baby sister to all kinds of food and drinks for all of us, and they have cute outfits too sometimes, but I am not a big fan of their shoes collection. And they have a great place for getting healthy food, It's fast and ready but healthy, just like homemade food.