Over the past 6 years, The Galleria, Al Maryah Island has established itself as Abu Dhabi’s go-to destination for luxury and fine dining. In September, with The Galleria expansion, the experience for the consumer is about to get broader and a whole lot bigger.
In line with Al Maryah Island’s positioning as a business and lifestyle destination, The Galleria will transform into a super-regional mall, creating a dynamic lifestyle hub for the evolving Abu Dhabi community by Gulf Related and Mubadala Real Estate and Infrastructure (MREI), the real estate arm of Mubadala Investment Company.The unrivalled dining and luxury collection includes 130 of the world’s most acclaimed luxury brands, with new openings in 2019 including Chanel, Valentino and Piaget. Looking ahead to September 2019, The Galleria will add over 300 additional retail brands, including 250,000 square feet of entertainment and over 70 new dining options to the integrated project.
The Galleria will offer something for everyone, every day. More than 400 speciality stores, including flagship stores from retailers including Zara and H&M and popular international brands including Lululemon and Sephora, will suit all tastes and budgets. Exciting new entertainment options, including a flagship Xtreme Zone together with urban rooftop parks will ensure there is something for all ages. Unique diningoptions, such as first-to-the-region culinary concept Central Kitchens, will deliver a carefully curated collection of the most exciting food and beverage offerings in Abu Dhabi. Complemented by a full schedule of seasonal events including Chinese New Year, Winter Wonderland and New Year’s Eve celebrations, The Galleria will be a vibrant lifestyle destination for the community in the heart of the capital.
Daniel Parry, Managing Director, Gulf Related, comments, “The anticipation is building as the mall nears completion and we prepare to open our doors in September. Our vision has always been to curate a mix of best-in-class venues, fashion, food, home and entertainment. As an Abu Dhabi based developer, we are excited to share our vision with our city and welcome everyone to their new mall.”
Ali Eid Al-Mheiri, Executive Director of the Real Estate and Infrastructure, Mubadala, comments, “Before we opened The Galleria, we started working on its expansion with Gulf Related to create something unique for Abu Dhabi. Our vision was to create new experiences for everyone, every day. Building upon the resounding success of The Galleria over the last six years, the expansion represents the future of retail, namely, a place to connect with people and to create experiences. Upon opening, visitors will appreciate a unique offering that truly brings the Abu Dhabi community together. The incredible mix that has been carefully selected will ensure there is something for everyone.”
The Galleria will redefine retail, dining and entertainment in the region offering high-street brands such as a flagship 35,000 sq. ft. Zara, H&M, and first-to-Abu Dhabi brands such as Missguided, to the existing mix of luxury boutiques such as Dior, Gucci, Cartier and Louis Vuitton.
Complemented by an internationally renowned selection of culinary experiences, from Central Kitchens to the premium waterfront Dining Collection, pioneering entertainment options such as a 21-screen VOX cinema with IMAX and 4D technology along with beautifully landscaped outdoor parks, The Galleria will bring the next generation of retail and lifestyle to the Abu Dhabi community.