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Posted on 25 NOVEMBER 2014

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 25th November: Celebrating the UAE’s 43rd birthday, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi will spring to life with an array of entertaining, cultural and family-friendly activities from November 27 to December 7. Dedicated to creating engaging lifestyle experiences, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will kick off the National Day celebrations with visits from the social media phenomenon Bin Baz, Abdulazziz Baz. Renowned for his comedy-wrapped social media sketches, guests will have the opportunity to meet and have their photo taken with the famed comedian on November 27 and 28 from 8 pm to 9 pm. Continuing to honour local talent and support Abu Dhabi’s lively arts scene, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is also set to showcase two inspirational exhibitions. The innovative Emirati graphic designer, Fahad Jaber Abdulla, recipient of the 2008 Abu Dhabi Award for his project to revolutionize the use of mobile phones for the deaf and hearing-impaired, will display throughout the property his unique art pieces showcasing his talent as one of the UAE’s prominent artists. This wonderful collection can be found on Level 1 and will also be on display from December 1 – 7. The Exposed House, a brainchild of three creative UAE national siblings from Abu Dhabi aimed at providing a unique shopping experience to fashion enthusiast, will be celebrating its first anniversary at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island on December 2 and 3. This exclusive event will feature the collections of fashion forward brands that are available on, a live art installation hosted by Anood Obaidly, alumni of Zayed University and luxury delights from Godiva. To top off the unforgettable UAE National Day revelries, children can visit the Kids’ Corner to enjoy a soft play area with tube slides, a ball pool, a small bouncy castle and face painting activities, situated on Level 1, next to Bentley Bistro.



Posted on 12 NOVEMBER 2014

Amber Lounge, the Original Formula 1 After Party is delighted to partner with Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping & dining destination, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle destination, an oasis located in the heart of the affluent Emirati capital, Abu Dhabi. With more than 130 shops under one roof, The Galleria on Al Maryah possesses one of the highest concentrations of luxury retailers in the Middle East. Since its opening in August 2013, The Galleria has become home to the world’s most iconic luxury fashion and fine jewelry brands, including Cartier, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, and Louis Vuitton, as well as a beacon for exquisite fine dining, housing the Emporio Armani Caffè and world-renowned Zuma restaurant, to name a few. “It is absolutely fantastic to be collaborating with a like-minded premium brand like The Galleria on Al Maryah Island” – says Sonia Irvine, founder of Amber Lounge. “Spreading further awareness of the event to The Galleria’s elite shoppers will ensure this will be an Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi not to be missed.” “The partnership with the world renowned Amber Lounge, the Original Formula 1 After Party, was a natural fit for The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, a thought-after lifestyle destination for Abu Dhabi residents and tourists alike. We are honoured to complement the experience of Amber Lounge by providing their invitees with an offering of a curated list of brands, exquisite dining and bespoke entertainment.”, said Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, and VP of Gulf Related. As both Amber Lounge and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island cater to the world’s most discerning clientele, the unique synergy will connect luxury shoppers with the exclusive world of Amber Lounge, the original and most iconic venue for the Formula 1 fraternity, celebrities, and socialites to celebrate the final Grand Prix race on the Formula 1 calendar.


Seventeen super cars to descend at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

Posted on 3rd November 2014

The one-off custom-built Rolls-Royce Drophead Pininfarina will be on display for the first time in a public space in the UAE Abu Dhabi, 3 November 2014: Speed enthusiasts in the capital can rejoice ahead of the Abu Dhabi’s racing season: a spectacular line-up of unique and high-performance automobiles with a total value of over AED 85 million will be making its way to The Galleria on Al Maryah Island from 16th to 24th November 2014 for the property’s inaugural Car Show in partnership with Al Ain Class Motors. The Car Show will be a public indoor and outdoor exhibition of seventeen cars from some of the world’s most renowned luxury brands such as Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, Bugatti and Koenigsegg, available for eleven days. Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, and VP of Gulf Related said: “Abu Dhabi’s residents have a fine taste for exclusive automobiles, exquisite designs, and powerful engines. While the city’s Grand Prix sees professionals on track, we offer our visitors the possibility to preview an unrivalled collection of cars that offer aficionados matching thrills in their daily life. This is a celebration not only of horsepower but of lifestyle experiences at their best.” With exclusive cars carefully chosen from the world’s most prestigious marques, The Galleria and Al Ain Class have put together a list of metal marvels set to get your heart pumping:

  • For admirers of true class, the vintage-inspired Rolls-Royce Drophead Pininfarina Hyperion will also be on display. A one-off custom-built car named after Hyperion, a Titan in Greek mythology, is a fitting name for this affluent yet powerful car. The opulent two-seater combines the luxury of the Rolls-Royce Coupe with the romanticism of 1930s car design, making this an unforgettable creation.
  • The Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir is another model lining itself up at the show and one of the exclusive 10 pieces produced. It is an engineering dream with gorgeous leather interiors, a high-gloss finish, 1001 horsepower and an impressive torque, striking the perfect balance between luxury and sporting.
  • One of the speedsters making an appearance is the limited-edition hybrid McLaren P1, with race-inspired technology and instant throttle response to provide supreme aerodynamic performance. This one of the rare 375 cars produced.
  • Those with a need for speed can feast their eyes on the latest Porsche 918 Spyder - a vociferous speed machine that can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in less than three seconds. While highly capable of leaving a trail of dust, this car won’t leave a gigantic carbon footprint as this hybrid automobile can also run in electric-only mode, with a battery pack that can be replenished while driving or by plugging the car in a 240V outlet for two hours.
The Galleria Car Show will have all the above iconic car models on display inside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island as well as on the promenade from November 16th to 24th.   For more information The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, please visit or call: +971 2 6166 999.



Posted on 8 October 2014

An exclusive tote bag created by the Emirati artist Ashwaq Abdulla exclusively for The Galleria on Al Maryah Island will be available throughout October for select customers.   Zahra Lari, UAE's first international competitive figure skater also joins forces with the property to raise awareness of this cause.   Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 8th October: From festive décor to ambassadors and exclusive fashion pieces, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier shopping and dining destination, will go pink throughout October to rally support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Extending the Breast Cancer Awareness theme into the retail offering, visitors will be able to redeem a limited edition bespoke Breast Cancer Awareness Month tote bag designed by the acclaimed Emirati artist, Ashwaq Abdulla. The one-of-a-kind tote bag features the shopping center’s official Breast Cancer Awareness logo along with a kind advice: “Let’s Go Check”. Those dedicated shoppers who qualify for a tote bag by spending AED 500 or more throughout October at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island can collect their Breast Cancer Awareness commemorative bag from the concierge desk located on Level 2.   As well as designing the limited edition Breast Cancer Awareness Month tote bag, Ashwaq Abdulla will join Zahra Lari, the UAE’s first international competitive figure skater and Amal Al Aqrabi, Hospitality Manager at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, to ignite support for the cause amongst the local community. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet the three ambassadors at the property on Friday 24th October at 4pm to learn about the cause and how they can support Breast Cancer Awareness Month themselves as well.   Echoing the signature trademark color of the cause, delicate hues of pink will adorn The Galleria on Al Maryah Island throughout the entire month to welcome guests to a Breast Cancer Awareness themed shopping and dining experience. Topping off the pink trim, splendid pink flower arrangements will line the property and The Great Room, while concierge staff will adorn supportive pink scarves and ties.   “The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is committed to nurturing exceptional causes like Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we support and encourage the local community to do the same”, said Charles Martinez, General Manager of The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, and VP of Gulf Related. “As part of our continued efforts, we are proud to support Breast Cancer Arabia, and demonstrate our unity to help raise awareness of such a worthy cause”.   The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is supported by Abu Dhabi Goes Pink, an awareness campaign organized by Breast Cancer Arabia for the 4th consecutive year.   More exciting in-mall events will be announced in the upcoming weeks.   Following the supportive theme on Al Maryah Island, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is joining the revelries with its team of chefs joining the Breast Cancer Arabia Pink Brigade. During the month of October, Al Badia Golf Club and Breast Cancer Arabia have gathered Chefs from around the UAE to join their Pink kitchen Brigade.  Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s 37 chefs including French Pastry Chef Francois Leo, Spice Mela’s Chef Siddharth Krishna and Michelin starred Catalan Chef Francisco Sanabria will join the Pink Brigade and wear their pink chefs’ jackets during the month of October. 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: 503274, 54.388409