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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – July 2023: Celebrate International Friendship Day at The Galleria Al Maryah Island this weekend. This special occasion falls on Sunday 30 July 2023 and provides the perfect opportunity (or excuse) for friends to spend some quality time together.

Here are six ways to celebrate International Friendship Day at The Galleria:

COYA: For the brunch-loving buddies

Friends can kickstart their celebrations in advance by seizing the opportunity to have an incredible Saturday experience at COYA, the acclaimed Latin American restaurant at The Galleria. COYA is reintroducing its beloved brunch menu, exclusively on Saturdays, allowing friends to indulge in a delightful feast and create unforgettable moments together.

Embark on an extraordinary journey that commences at the vibrant Pisco Bar, where guests will be warmly welcomed with a selection of canapés and refreshing welcome drinks. The enchanting atmosphere will be further elevated by captivating live performances from the talented singer Andea and the charismatic COYA Music DJ Dani Zavera. Indulge in a delectable array of appetisers, including fresh sashimi, maki rolls, and other COYA favourites, followed by your choice of main course.

Available every Saturday from 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm, the brunch is priced at AED 398 for the soft drinks package, AED 548 for the house package, and AED 180 for children aged four to 12 years.

For more information and to make a reservation, call 02 306 7000 or visit

Margaret Dabbs London: For the self-care lovers

Take a moment to relax. At Margaret Dabbs London, friends can bask in pure bliss while enjoying a luxurious self-care experience. Friends can partake in the rejuvenating services offered, including pedicures and manicures, diabetic pedicures, callus treatments, and the ultimate foot therapy and massages. Friends can look forward to being pampered and rejuvenated with top-notch treatments and therapies designed to enhance guests’ well-being.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 886 7538.

VOX Cinemas: For the movie enthusiasts

Friends are invited to grab their favourite snacks and immerse themselves in a world of excitement. Join in the buzz surrounding Tom Cruise's visit to Abu Dhabi for the highly anticipated premiere of Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One. Prepare to be fascinated by the gripping storyline and mesmerising performances in Oppenheimer or enjoy a diverse selection of films catering to every taste, from Indiana Jones & The Dial of Destiny to The Little Mermaid, there's something for everyone. Share this unforgettable experience with your friends and create lasting memories together.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit:

Game Over Escape Rooms: For the puzzle solvers and mystery lovers

Game Over Escape Rooms is a brand new entertainment venue in Abu Dhabi, and now open exclusively at The Galleria. Friends can get ready to brainstorm, giggle, and bond while they decipher the best ways to break free from those mind-boggling puzzles. It's all about teamwork, laughs, and an unforgettable escape adventure. After all the mystery-solving excitement, guests can head over to the Board Game Café and sip on themed drinks and munch on delicious treats.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 02 635 8743.

Zero Latency: For the adrenaline seekers

Prepare to be transported into a thrilling virtual realm. Guests can grab their VR headsets and controllers as they embark on an immersive journey like no other. Zero Latency offers an array of gaming options that cater to all ages from young puzzle solvers to world-saving heroes. Escape from a tropical jungle in "Far Cry VR" or experience a pulse-pounding battle for survival against hordes of zombies in "Outbreak Origins" the choices are boundless. With Zero Latency's group packages, friends can forge unforgettable memories, conquer virtual challenges, and share exhilarating moments together.

Take advantage of the fantastic group packages available, designed to maximise savings and enhance the fun for up to eight friends. These special packages offer a range of group games and experiences, with prices starting from less than AED 150 per person.

For more information or to make a reservation call 02 882 0223 or visit:

For the competitive bunch visit ACTIVE Al Maryah Island

Rent an indoor court at ACTIVE Al Maryah Island for an exciting game of padel or tennis. Groups can engage in friendly competition as they showcase their skills and enjoy the energetic atmosphere within the pavilion. The meticulously maintained courts provide the perfect setting for a fun match that will bring friends closer together. Additionally, there is a range of options for the younger members of the group, introducing children to the joy of team sports. They can engage in a spirited game of basketball, football or netball, develop their skills, and create lasting memories with their friends. ACTIVE located beside The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, is dedicated to encouraging an active lifestyle and serves as the perfect destination for a friendly sports match among friends.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit:

Regardless of whether you're a dynamic duo or a lively group of friends, make the most of this International Day of Friendship by choosing a delightful activity to enjoy together at The Galleria.