Opened in 1998, the shopping centre boasts surface area of 46,000 square meters, and contains a Golden Harvest Cinema, numerous restaurants of different styles ( such as Cafe de coral, some Chinese restaurants , etc. ) , and many common stores found in area shopping malls, including a Starbucks and a Taste. It also contains a Hong Kong Jockey Centre, which is the first off-course betting branch of Hong Kong Jockey Club to be opened on the island. Maritime Square has a wide variety of shops, including bookstores, fashion stores, electrical appliances stores and so on.
The landlords claimed in December 2004 that daily traffic at the mall is 170,000.
There are plans to expand the shopping centre into the existing bus terminal to further cater for the needs of residents of Tsing Yi. Some oppose the plan that it will block the already crowded skyline.