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EXPERIENCE A TASTE OF THE WORLD THROUGHOUT MAY WITH THE RETURN OF RESTAURANT MONTH AT THE GALLERIA ON AL MARYAH ISLAND, ABU DHABI

Posted on 27 April 2015

Select an experience from a variety of special offers at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 27th April 2014: Friends and families can prepare to tantalize their taste buds, embark on a culinary journey around the world and enjoy family friendly activities as Restaurant Month returns to take over the ever diverse and growing dining collection at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi from May 1st – 31st, 2015.   The foodie festivities will take over the café terraces, more than ten of The Galleria’s restaurants and cafés, as well as part of Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s dining collection. A plethora of family-themed activities including specially designed menus, cooking classes, and kids’ activities will be running throughout the entire month of May.   Building on the success of last year, a number of new restaurants will be joining the Restaurant Month portfolio, including the home-grown and Emirati-owned gourmet café concept GOSSIP Café and Desserts. Gossip serves Euro-American dishes with Emirati flavors, with optional gluten-free, dairy free and vegan offerings. For Restaurant Month, Gossip will showcase "The Ultimate Dessert”, a signature dessert priced at AED 100, which has been hand crafted by the founder, Dr. Shayma Fawwaz, who launched this concept with the goal of providing healthy, and yet delicious meals.   Those on the lookout for a healthy and unique alternative can sample a Californian and Afghani fusion at Nolu’s Downtown with an un-missable offer of a three course meal including one serving from the restaurant’s salad bar, an Afghani appetizer, followed by your choice of Kabob, Nolu’s Burger or pasta for just AED 99 per person.   For a European culinary journey, Bentley Bistro & Bar will be serving a Signature Sharing Menu for two persons to enjoy, available daily starting lunchtime. This will include dishes such as pan-seared venison steak, served with beetroot and chestnuts, or a cubed sirloin salad served with beetroot cashew nuts and crisp onions, and an indulgent Nutella chocolate fondue, for AED 260 per person. In addition, the French bistro has created a dessert platter featuring signature dessert bites for two persons, priced at AED 70 dirhams.   Those looking to discover authentic North African flavors, can dine at Almaz by Momo and savor Moroccan aromas with a three-course menu that includes a fresh crispy seasonal vegetable salad with ouzo dressing, a signature camel tagine with vegetables and rice, and the exquisite gaunaja and cinnamon ice-cream treat for AED 110 per person.   For a gourmet taste of Italy, Emporio Armani Café has curated a dedicated menu for Restaurant Month. Buffalo mozzarella cheese, tomato, cold pachino sauce and basil oil is what guests will savor as their appetizer, followed by linguine with lobster, and a mixed seafood and cherry tomato sauce for mains, as well as a decadent chocolate fondant served with pistachio ice-cream for just AED 165.   For a scrumptious and yet more homely taste of Italia, Carluccio’s has created a fixed two-course menu for AED 79 and a three-course menu for AED 99, all available from their highly acclaimed daily menu.   Straight from New York’s favorite, Magnolia Bakery, comes a set menu priced at only AED 59 featuring a sandwich, a salad or pasta, a soft drink and a cupcake of your choice.   Moving into Asia, guests can discover the fusion between Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine at Sushi Art and explore international flavors created in a unique style, through the specially designed “Sushi Art around the World” menu.  Two persons can enjoy signature dishes such as the Rock’n’Roll signature rolls, the Tuscan spring roll, sea bream ceviche and volcano sushi for just AED 250.   Additionally, the multi-award winning Royal Orchid Restaurant will be serving up a culinary cruise to the Far East with a dedicated Dim Sum Festival menu of eighteen varieties starting from AED 25 each.   To appeal to those hungry diners looking for more casual dining options from around the world, the set menu at Leopold’s of London features dishes such as Tunisian spiced chicken, or sumac rubbed salmon fillet and feta salad for just AED 125 per person. Those looking for heartier meals can treat themselves at Lemongrass Thai Restaurant, offering a spicy variety of curry dishes from AED 49 each, whilst Wildfire New York Grill fans can pick up a Wildfire sandwich, fries and a drink for only AED 40.   Visitors with a sweet tooth have not been forgotten. Café Bateel invites them to enjoy the rich tradition of Arabic hospitality with a special offer: sticky toffee date pudding and qahwa (traditional coffee), priced at AED 39.   For those guests who want to embrace the culinary journeys of Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Chef Siddharth Krishna of Spice Mela, will take guests back in time to the Royal Court of Rajasthan with a unique menu created especially for Restaurant Month: Kings and Queens Part III. For just AED 295 per person, the menu includes dishes such as smoked lamb with candied garlic, braised chicken with white spices and strained yoghurt and crispy Indian pancakes served with caramel and a saffron infusion. Please note grape pairing is priced at AED 460 and prices at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi are subject to 10% service charge and 6 % tourism fee.   May will also mark the opening of Caboodle on Level 2 at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. Caboodle is an exciting indoor haven for children where the focus is providing ‘edutainment’ – education and entertainment – through various activities and creative play to stimulate the emotional, intellectual, social and physical development of little ones.   Caboodle as well as Royal Orchid and Carluccio’s will be hosting family friendly activities throughout May:  

  FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENTS
ACTIVITY DATE & TIMING LOCATION FEES
Dim Sum Cooking Class for Adults** May 15th @ 4pm Royal Orchid, Level 2 Complimentary
Culinary Crafting for Kids May 14th and May 15th 10 am – 10 pm Caboodle, Level 2 Complimentary upon purchasing an hour of play.
Kids Biscuit Decoration Class** May 22nd @ 4pm   Carluccio’s, Level 2 Complimentary
Kids Pizza Making Class* * May 29th @ 4pm   Carluccio’s, Level 2 Complimentary
  * Limited seats available for these. To register, please email info@thegalleria.ae   For more information on Restaurant Month and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi 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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SPECTACULAR SPRING FESTIVAL TO SHINE A SPOTLIGHT ON EMIRATI TALENT AT THE GALLERIA ON AL MARYAH ISLAND, ABU DHABI

Posted on 10 March 2015

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 10th March 2015: Residents and visitors are invited to immerse themselves in local art and culture at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, as it celebrates outstanding home-grown talent during its annual Spring Festival, set to take place every day from 19th March to 8th April, 2015.   Following the success of its inaugural event last year, Abu Dhabi’s luxury shopping and dining destination is set to host meet & greets with local artists and talent, inspirational forums & workshops with some of the UAE’s top entrepreneurs and bespoke fashion and jewellery exhibitions.   Commenting on the upcoming activities, Amal Al Aqrabi, Hospitality and Protocol Manager at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi said: “We are thrilled to have the chance to celebrate success stories of our local entrepreneurs as part of the Spring Festival. Created with the aim of showcasing some of the country’s most gifted artists and personalities, this event is another example of The Galleria’s commitment to promoting Emirati talent and art. We look forward to welcoming the UAE community to experience the Spring Festival with us.”   One of the main highlights of the festival is a visit from the online and social media personality Taim Al Falasi, a shining example of local talent with an outstanding 880,000 fan-base on Instagram and 190,000 YouTube subscribers. Well-known as the host of ‘The Taim Show’, the most-played online radio show in the Arab region at speaker.com, guests will have a chance to meet her onFriday, 20th March at 6.45pm.   The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will foster the creative local community in the heart of Abu Dhabi, with eight inspirational forums & workshops starting at 6pm, highlighting UAE talents including Ali Al Jabari, Hassan Kiyany, Omar Al Busaidy, Amna Al Mansouri and Maryam Al Omaira. Budding entrepreneurs and university students looking to learn about business in the region are invited to a talk by inspirational speaker Omar Al Busaidy. Managing partner of the W Gents Salon and author of ‘Just Read It’, Omar brings over 11 years of experience to the table and will advise attendees on how to turn initial business set-backs into success stories. Omar will be hosting workshops on March 24th, April 1st and April 8th.   Continuing to honour women-centric initiatives in the UAE, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is also proud to host workshops with The Courts, a community sport development initiative founded by female Emirati sports enthusiasts Maryam Al Omaira and Amna Al Mansouri. With a focus on sports, nutrition and fitness, the founders will conduct an interactive talk on March 28th focused on how to successfully lead a healthy lifestyle in the UAE.   Bringing the fresh scents of the spring season to life is Emirati entrepreneur and founder of AJ Arabia perfumes, Ali Al Jabari, who is set to share his insights on creating contemporary Arab perfumes and building a luxury brand in the UAE during interactive workshops to be hosted on April 3rd, 4th and 6th.   Another focus of the Spring Festival at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is to encourage the creative process of the UAE’s younger generation, which can be found at a workshop hosted by award-winning director Hassan Kiyany, recipient of the Short Film accolade at the 2011 Abu Dhabi Film Festival, for a film shot entirely on his iPhone. Taking place on March 23rd, the Smart Phone Photography workshop is a by-invitation only event that will showcase Kiyany’s talent as a visual story teller and nurture a new generation of filmmakers.   In addition to the workshops and forums, visitors to The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi can also experience beautiful creations from local Emirati designers with six exhibitions placed throughout the property, displaying contemporary fashion and jewellery collections from The Exposed House, The O Jewellery, FMM by Fatma Al Mulla, Al Nuaimi, and Epiphany.   ACTIVITIES SUMMARY*

WORKSHOPS & TALKS
TOPIC LED BY DATE & TIMINGS RSVP
Meet & Greet with Taim Al Falasi Taim Al Falasi March 20th – 6.45pm Limited seats available. To register, please email info@thegalleria.ae or visit thegalleria.ae.
Motivational Talk on Entrepreneurship Omar Al Bussaidy March 24th – 6pm April 1st – 6pm April 8th – 6pm
A Healthy Lifestyle – a life-changing experience The Courts March 28th – 6pm
How to Become a Luxury Entrepreneur in the UAE Ali Al Jabari April 3rd – 6pm April 4th – 6pm April 6th – 6pm
Smartphone Photography 101 Hassan Kiyany March 23rd – 6pm By invitation only
POP-UP EXHIBITIONS SATURDAY TO THURSDAY: 10AM – 10 PM FRIDAY: 12 NOON – 12 MIDNIGHT
ARTIST/ENTREPRENEUR FOCUS
The Exposed House Art & Fashion
The O Jewelry Fine Jewellery
FMM by Fatma Al Mulla Pop-art fashion and accessories
Al Nuaimi Accessories
Epiphany Fashion
  * The Spring Festival at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, will take place from 19th March to 8th April, 2015, however event timings subject to change. For full details on forums schedule and more information about the artists, please visit www.thegalleria.ae or email info@thegalleria.ae.   GPS co-ordinates for The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi:
  • Degrees: Lat, Long:  24° 30' 11.79"N, 54° 23' 18.27"E
  • Decimal: Lat, Long:  24.503274, 54.388409
 

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Spectacular Chinese New Year celebrations commence at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Posted on 15 FEB

Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination starts the Year of The Goat celebration with family-friendly fun and outstanding Chinese-themed performances   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 19th February 2015: Impressive laser shows, delicious dining and entertainment marked the festivities at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi which began its second Chinese New Year celebrations last night. Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination welcomed residents and tourists alike to experience what has become an established world-class events destination. In keeping with the legacy of this annual extravaganza, Al Maryah Island takes this year’s celebrations an exciting step further with martial arts showcases, lion acrobat dances, Chinese Opera and mouthwatering Chinese cuisine. Celebrations will continue throughout the weekend, until 21st February.   Visitors were enthralled as the famous children’s tale “The Seven Chinese Sisters” came to life with an array of dance, martial arts and acrobatic acts taking place along the island’s stunning waterfront promenade and in The Galleria’s Great Room.   A wide selection of food stalls were lined up along the promenade, serving authentic Chinese treats to guests as they enjoyed the sight of traditionally dressed Chinese Opera performers displaying their talents and the stunning laser shows lighting up The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi.   Along with the performances, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island’s indoor concourse also features traditional Chinese decorations and contemporary Chinese art installations.   Guests can continue to enjoy the Chinese New Year celebrations at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi from 3pm – 10pm daily until February 21st 2015. For more information, please visit www.thegalleria.ae or call: +971 2 6166 999.   ACTIVITIES SUMMARY

HIGHLIGHTS LOCATION TIMINGS
Traditional performances including aerial dances, martial arts, lion acrobat dances and plates spinning performances and many more The Galleria – The Great Room 3pm – 8pm Hourly shows
Chinese opera, freestyle dances, ball throwing dances and many more Waterfront promenade 6:30pm – 10 pm Roaming entertainment
Chinese Street Food Stalls Waterfront promenade 3pm – 10pm
Laser Shows Waterfront Promenade 7pm, 8pm and 9pm
    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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UNWRAP AN ASSORTMENT OF FESTIVE CHEER WITH SHOPS GALORE AND EXCITING FAMILY ACTIVITIES AT THE GALLERIA ON AL MARYAH ISLAND, ABU DHABI

Posted on 30 NOVEMBER 2014

Indulge in a bespoke festive market, enjoy seasonal entertainment and introduce the kids to Santa with a family-friendly calendar of events & activities this festive season Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 30th November 2014: As the season to be jolly descends upon us, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination, is gearing up to celebrate the spirit of the holidays between December 10, 2014 and January 5, 2015. Guests will be amazed as the iconic waterfront promenade is transformed into The Galleria’s first annual Festive Market. Twinkling lights, a stunning Christmas tree and festive décor will be the backdrop of a quintessential holiday bazaar featuring sixteen authentic kiosks as well as tasty traditional treats, gingerbread decoration stations, and a snow ball park for kids to make snow angels and their own little snowmen – the perfect winter experience! Appealing to all members of the family, the little ones can also enjoy some seasonal fun by meeting Santa Claus at his very own grotto, to give him their gift lists and take a photo, before he starts his festive deliveries. To capture memorable moments with the entire family, guests can stop by the property’s festive photo booth complete with twinkling decorations, giant holiday-themed posters and lots of seasonal festive props, for a takeaway photo keepsake. To set the scene for your gift shopping, Christmas bell singers will be performing a merry collection of carols to complete the festive experience. Another big attraction for families will be the gingerbread decorating station where parents can watch their little foodies at work building and designing their very own gingerbread house – yummy! The immensely talented Alex Boye Choir, who became an internet sensation with their cover of the hit Frozen song “Let It Go”, are set to charm audiences from December 21 to 23 on the waterfront promenade. A number of talented Oudh, harp, flute and violin players will also be warming visitors’ hearts at the property all throughout December. Topping off the celebrations, ring in the New Year by enjoying a breath-taking performance by Phoenix fire dancers, before heading off to dine at one of the many delicious dining establishments available at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. The festive market at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi will take place on the promenade from December 10, 2014 to January 5, 2015 from 4pm - 10pm on weekdays and 4pm - 12am on weekends. For more information about The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, please visit www.thegalleria.ae or call: +971 2 6166 999.

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