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The Galleria Celebrates Montenegro Day

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In honour of the celebrations pertaining to The Decade of Independence and the Millennium of Statehood of Montenegro, The Galleria are hosting a special event showcasing traditional Crna Gora Montenegrin folklore dance. Please join us on Monday 26th of September 2016 at The Galleria Mall on Al Maryah Island from 7:00-10:00pm in The Great Room for this incredible experience! We also encourage you to enter an exciting competition currently being run on The Galleria's Instagram and Facebook pages, where they have partnered with the Montenegrin Embassy to UAE, Lustica Development, Stratex AD, GI Aviation, Etihad, Air Serbia and Porto Montenegro to bring you an incredible prize offer! One lucky winner will win business class flights and two nights accommodation for two people to Montenegro, including a full Boka Bay experience. To be in with a chance of winning this stunning prize, simply share the post and comment who you would take with you and why. Entries close at 10am Sunday 25th September and terms and conditions apply!

Delight in double celebrations on Al Maryah Island this Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day

Posted on 14 September

Delight in double celebrations on Al Maryah Island this Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day  

  • Extensive array of traditional festivities and performances
  • Variety of cultural, artistic and family friendly activities at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
  • Luxury staycation promotions at Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • Kids parade with the famous Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street Muppets
  • Musicality events at family ‘edutainment’ venue Caboodle
  • Solo art exhibition by Saudi artist Abdulwahab Otaif
    Abu Dhabi, 13 September 2015:Al Maryah Island is welcoming visitors for a double celebration this month, to mark the occasions of Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day.   Abu Dhabi’s landmark business and lifestyle destination in the heart of the capital will keep the whole family entertained, with an extensive array of traditional festivities, performances, plus shopping and dining promotions for all to delight in. Events will take place on the first two days of Eid, expected to fall on 23rd and 24th September.   Visitors will be able to experience the Bedouin way of life at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi with a visit to the Bedouin tent to enjoy age-old traditions, while feasting on authentic Arabic dates and coffee.   Other activities taking place at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, will include Falcon displays will let visitors get up-close to the region’s prized creatures, which were long used by the Bedouin as a hunting aid. Guests can also watch amazing sand artists create wonderful bottle designs, relish in the thousand year-old tradition and sheer beauty of Middle Eastern Henna art, with its intricate designs, and enjoy the region’s strong tradition of music and dance, with fascinating displays of folk dances.   Children will also be able to celebrate with Iftah Ya Simsim and join a festive parade alongside their favorite Muppets No’man, Shams, Gargur, and Elmo, for some exciting edutainment, as well as fun arts and crafts activities. Little ones will also be inspired to express their musicality through music and play at the newly opened Caboodle, an indoor entertainment haven at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.   For those seeking some rest and relaxation, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is inviting guests to experience a luxury staycation during Saudi National Day. Starting from AED1,300 guests who book at a 2 night stay in a luxury suite can enjoy a 3rd night with compliments, 24hr butler service and can truly wind down with 15% discount at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Children under the age of 5 can dine with the hotel’s compliments and children between the ages of 6 and 12 can enjoy 50% discount on meals, when dining with their family.   For the culture vultures, the Majilis lobby lounge at Rosewood Abu Dhabi will also showcase a solo exhibition of works by the Saudi artist Abdulwahab Otaif, whose artwork reflects his interest in environmental surroundings, with its own ethics and practices of everyday life.   Further details on the exciting events can be found by visiting http://www.almaryahisland.ae/celebrate

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The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi inspires your gift shopping this Eid AL Fitr

Posted on 12 July 2015

With the last couple of weeks of the Holy Month of Ramadan now upon us, it’s the perfect time to look for those special Eid gifts for your loved ones. The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping and dining destination, has compiled a unique gift guide to cater to a variety of tastes and preferences which are sure to provide the inspiration you need for your Eid gift shopping. The charm of the gentle Hortensia necklace in pink gold, set with angel-skin and pink opal, pink tourmalines, pink sapphires and diamonds by Chaumet is the perfect accessory of choice for easy-to-wear and everyday glamour. Price is available upon request at the Chaumet store located on Level 1.   Opt for the popular Mesmerising Oudh Accord & Gold Eau de Toilette by Molton Brown. This refined fragrance lives up to its name with a distinct scent that is sensualised by golden honey and tobacco fumes. With a rich composition of a spicy, citrusy burst of bergamot and black pepper, and a strong dark base constructed around oudh’s natural leathery notes; this special creation makes a perfect present for this season. It is priced at AED 245 and available at the Molton Brown store located on Level 2.   Combining sequin embroidery with ultimate comfort, the new Pinko Alluvione sneakers will complement a daywear look with a trendy touch of glamour. These glowing pair of sneakers are available at Pinko on Level 2 and are priced at AED 1,450.       These stunning white patent leather Christian Louboutin “Beloved” heels that are beautifully designed with laser cut flowers are the perfect gift for fun and elegant women. Priced at AED 3,990 and available from the Louboutin store on Level 1, these fashionable pair of ‘red-soles’ are practical for both day and night.     This spectacular emerald green Carla gown is guaranteed to turn heads during the joyous occasion of Eid. The print satin and slight mermaid fit promises to provide a look that exudes elegance and class. Priced at AED 999, this enchanting gown is available at Tommy Hilfiger, which is located on Level 2.         Timeless Timepieces Enriched with an applied rose gold ring, this Jaquet Droz Grande Seconde Mother of Pearl is the essence of femininity. With a polished 18kt rose gold case and paved with 248 diamonds, it is sure to provide some additional sparkle to your loved ones wrist. Price is available upon request at Rivoli located on Level 1.     For an extra special gift this Eid, the first of its kind IWC Portugieser Perpetual Calendar is a unique choice, with its perpetual calendar and moon phase display. With 18-carat white gold and its striking alligator strap, this unique timepiece is a timeless choice for a classic gentleman. Price is available upon request at the IWC Schaffhausen Boutique located on Level 1.         With a sculptural play of curves and straight lines, the Imperiale watch by Chopard makes a truly majestic gift for this Eid. With an 18-carat rose gold and stainless steel case and bracelet, mother-of-pearl dial and a bezel adorned by dazzling diamonds; this timepiece is the epitome of refinement. Price is available upon request at Al Manara International Jewellery located on Level 1.  

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BE INSPIRED THIS RAMADAN AND EID AT THE GALLERIA ON AL MARYAH ISLAND, ABU DHABI

Posted on 8 June 2015

A selection of Iftar, Suhoor and educational workshops available for all the family throughout the Holy Month   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8 June 2015: Tradition meets family-friendly fun this Ramadan and Eid at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping and lifestyle destination, with a whole host of unique experiences for everyone to enjoy. With seasonal themed activities, special Iftar and Suhoor menus, festive décor and accommodating retail opening hours, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is the perfect place to be after sunset in Abu Dhabi.   Seasonal Festivities Families visiting the Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi during Ramadan and Eid can take part in a number of special workshops on Level 2. The intricate art of Arabic calligraphy has been passed down for generations and makes its way to The Galleria on Al Maryah Island through a fascinating exhibition. Those keen to learn more about the unique writing style can also enrol for workshops taking place from 8:30pm to 1am on Thursdays and Fridays during Ramadan, and the first two days of Eid.   Throughout Ramadan, a beautiful glitter painting exhibition will be on display, featuring works by acclaimed speed painter Michaël Raivard, known across the world for his spectacular creations. Guests will have the opportunity to be dazzled by the legend himself when he visits on July 14 and 15 for a live demonstration.   The moon is of great significance during Ramadan and Eid, and the second level will also host a moon phase display to enlighten visitors about the importance of its role in Muslim culture. Special workshops will take place from 8:30pm to 1am on Thursdays and Fridays during Ramadan as well as the first two days of Eid for those who want to immerse themselves in additional knowledge about the moon.   The Eid celebrations at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, will see three entertaining Ayala performance shows taking place in the Great Room on Level 1. The fascinating traditional UAE folk dance is sure to add an Emirati touch to the festivities as the performers and drummers showcase their talents.   Luxury Shopping and Dining During the Holy Month of Ramadan visitors can enjoy an exquisite shopping experience at an array of luxury and contemporary retail stores at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.  Guests can choose from a wide selection of special Ramadan and Eid offers and collections in selected stores to ensure a suitable yet stylish wardrobe this season.   Whether dining with family or friends, those looking to break their fast need look no further than the many dining venues offering Iftar and Suhoor feasts and remaining open until 2am. Additionally, a number of selected outlets have created exclusive Ramadan offers that will run throughout the Holy Month at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.   Those looking to savour authentic Moroccan delicacies can head to Almaz by Momo, located on Level 1 overlooking the waterfront promenade, which is offering an open Iftar buffet for AED 175 per person. Diners can choose from a variety of exotic Maghrebian dishes such as the signature Couscous Machui, Tagine, Hot and Cold Mezzeh, and the delicious Umm Ali for dessert.   Guests can also break their fast with a special set menu at Emporio Armani Caffè, also located on Level 1, which features delectable Italian dishes, all as part of a four-course meal for just AED 175.   Seasonal Décor Special Ramadan and Eid décor will be a sight to behold at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi with beautiful themed display installations and Ramadan lamps featured throughout the property. Seven perfectly formed crescent moons, each representing the seven Emirates that make up the UAE, will be suspended from the 65 ft. highceiling of its main gallery.   18 impressive stars covered in holographic silver with mirrored mosaic edges, with 5 points to represent the Pillars of Islam, will also be suspended from the ceiling to welcome guests at the main Ceremonial Entrance. The stars along with the crescents have been created in association with the Head of Islamic Art Department at the Royal College of London and the world’s leading expert in Sacred Geometry, to accurately calculate the math and proportion for the impressive Islamic icons.   For more information about The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi and updated opening hours please visit www.thegalleria.ae or call: +971 2 6166 999.   GPS co-ordinates for The Galleria on Al Maryah Island:

  • Degrees: Lat, Long:   24° 30' 11.79"N, 54° 23' 18.27"E
  • Decimal: Lat, Long:  24.503274, 54.388409

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