Manaira Shopping was dubbed his most significant achievement by its founder Mr. Rberto Santiago. He strived towards the creation of the Manaira Shopping for many years before he was finally able to lay down its foundations in 1987.
In early November of 1989, the Manaira Shopping opened its doors to the public and achieved immediate success. The highly anticipated mall was not only a shopping center but also put a strong emphasis n entertainment. It has been dubbed as the future of entertainment centers by many publications across Brazil. The mall was the only one of its kind in the country, but Roberto Santiago has established at least one other similar mall, though not as vast.
Located in the state of Paraiba, Brazil, the mall is currently taking up an area of almost 100 thousand square meters. It has 3 180 parking vacancies as well as gardens and outdoor parks. Inside, the Manaira Shopping has 11 Cinepolis movie theater rooms, and two of those are fully catered to the 3D experience. In addition to that, the mall also has a large food court with dozens of restaurants, cafes, and bars. It also has a gourmet area for fine dining.
In terms of games, visitors can go to the Bowling Gold Strike and the Strike Bar. Video gamers can visit the large Gaming Station that has both retro games and new stations and consoles. The collection of games available is expanded regularly. The Manaira Shopping is equipped with a gym and a pool, it has banking facilities, children’s parks, and buffets, as well as a college filial, The College of Higher Education of Paraiba.
Over the years, the mall has been expanded and updated every year or every other year. The last expansion was made to the inside parking lot which got another level to fulfill the growing demand. One of the largest expansions of the Manaira Shipping was inaugurated on its birthday in 2009. To celebrate the milestone, Manaira Shopping established the Domus Hall. It is a vast structure on top of the Manaira Shopping.
The Domus Hall is a dome structure. It is an air-conditioned concert hall that can fit 8 thousand people. Ther than concerts, the Domus Hall is used for fairs, theatrical performances, art exhibitions, receptions, and various other events. The Domus Hall can also be rented for large parties and important events. There are two floors. The ground floors house the mezzanine while the second floor includes a mezzanine with cabins, a music lounge, bathrooms, as well as a handful of bars.
Mall founder Roberto Santiago spends most of his time at the Manaira Shopping. In his 80s he enjoys soaking in the atmosphere that visitors create in the mall, achieving his goal.