Afra Mall (Arabic: مركز عفراء التجاري translated as Afra Shopping Centre) is the first shopping mall in Sudan, located in Khartoum. Opened on February 21, 2004, the mall has an area of 30,000 m² with an indoor and outdoor parking facility, as well as an outdoor children playground. Afra Mall features department stores, a hypermarket superstore, 3 movie theatres, food court, internet cafe, pool tables and bowling hall. Stores features footwear, clothing, electronics, beauty salons, currency exchange facility, while the food court offer diverse menus including Middle Eastern, Chinese, Turkish and Italian food. With economics sanctions, all transactions are handled in cash with no room for credit card or checks. A substantial portion of the shopping center ignited in early May 2012. Source of the fire is still under investigation.