Ülemiste: Shopping with Feelings
Rimi hypermarket is open every day from 8 to 22,
other stores from 10 to 21.
Ülemiste Center, with its 160 shops and service areas, has the widest selection in Estonia. It has something for shoppers that appreciate high quality, as well as those that look for friendly prices.
The largest shops are:
Grocery and staple goods: Rimi Hypermarket
Apparel: A&G, Accessorize, Camel Active, Celio, Colins, Cropp, Esprit, Guess Accessories, La Senza, Lindex, Monton, Mustang, New Yorker, Promod, Reserved, Seppälä, Takko, Timberland, Triumph, Vila, and many others.
Shoes: Bata, Chester, Ecco, Jetty, NS King, Reno, Salamander, SHU, Walking, and many others.
Sports and leisure products: Jagdhof hunting gear, Matkasport hiking goods, Sportland, Timberland, and many others.
Toys and children's goods: Hello Kitty, Juku, Kaks Karu, XS Mänguasjad, Okaidi, and many others.
Home and interior furnishings: Dreamland, Bodum/WMF, Home4you, JYSK, Koduekstra, Tiimari, ZIP Mööbel, and many others.
Beauty and health products: Biomarket, Pharmacy, Ideaal Kosmeetika, Instrumentarium, I.L.U., Liilia and Ülemiste beauty parlours, The Body Shop, and many others.
Electronics: Audio-Sound, Euronics, iLike, Klick, Photopoint, and many others.
Ülemiste is family friendly
A wide selection of goods and a friendly atmosphere create opportunities for the entire family.
Spending time at Ülemiste with your children is fun - in the modern open centre it is easy to move around with a baby carriage or a toddler; there are also two baby rooms available for parents, a comfortable lift for moving between floors, and highchairs in nearly all of the dining areas.
On the second floor is Reds Play Centres, a large play centre for children, with adult supervision, the dream of every little pirate or princess. And parents - they have nothing to worry about.
Ülemiste has something to do
You don't always have to buy at Ülemiste; there are other joys here as well. Nine different restaurants offering food as well as a beautiful lake view to enjoy while drinking coffee, morning, noon and night. The Olympic Casino, located on the first floor, is open day and night and also offers excellent coffee.
Ülemiste often plays host to many unique and interesting events: concerts, fairs, exhibitions.
Easy and convenient to get here
Ülemiste is located at the crossroads of three main roads and only two kilometres from the heart of the city. It is convenient to come, whether by public transportation, car or taxi. A large free car-park is waiting for guests in front of the centre.
Public transportation in the form of city buses No. 2, 7, 15, and 65 as well as minibuses 214 and 243, and electric trains from Balti Jaam (Ülemiste stop). From the port it pays to take the No. 2 bus, which travels from the Passenger Port through down town and stops near to the centre.
One can come by foot from the airport, since the centre is just a five minute walk away from the airport. Of course, one can also take the bus (No. 2) or a taxi.
The information desk is always there to help
If you have too many things, some of them can be left in a free storage locker. The key can be obtained from the information desk. The centre's information desk is also available if any other assistance is needed.
A currency exchange point is located near the information desk.
A little bit of history
Ülemiste, Estonia's largest shopping centre, opened its doors on 1 April 2004. The authors of the shopping centre project are Norwegian architect Einar Aakeroy from the firm Aakeroy, Moe & Bowe, and Jüri Rass from the Estonian firm EA Reng, thanks to whom the centre is characterised by a modern, spacious and Scandinavian like atmosphere.
The centre was built by NCC Ehitus, the Estonian subsidiary of NCC Group.
The owner and developer of the centre is Linstow International, which invested 37 million euros or roughly 600 million kroons into the new shopping centre.
Since 1996, Linstow International, the parent company of Ülemiste Centre, has very successfully operated in the Latvian market where they have built 6 shopping centres. Alfa, Origo, Mols, Centrs, Dole and Minsk. In addition to retail sales Linstow International is also active in the real estate and hotel business, also owning the Reval Hotel Group. More detailed information can be found on the web sites http://www.linstow.no/ and http://www.linstow.lv/.