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Abu Dhabi, January 2022: The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier lifestyle and retail destination, witnessed unprecedented success with more than 31 million visitors in 2021, setting a new annual record. Building momentum towards the end of the year, The Galleria also achieved a second record in Q4, welcoming over 3.4 million guests in December, an all-time monthly footfall record.

Commenting on the year’s success, David Robinson, Chief Executive Officer, Al Maryah Retail Company, said: “The Galleria Al Maryah Island’s record footfall during 2021 is a testament to our reputation as the lifestyle and retail destination of choice for the Abu Dhabi community. As the capital’s retail powerhouse, we look forward to continuing to introduce game-changing global, regional and first-to-Abu Dhabi brands in 2022 and beyond. Our guests can expect an ever-growing mix of unrivalled retail, dining, and entertainment experiences in the coming year. We are confident that our diverse offering is what will continue to set The Galleria apart as a holistic lifestyle destination for those seeking the best that Abu Dhabi has to offer.”

Dedicated to providing a safe, comfortable and convenient environment through strict health and safety measures, The Galleria kept guests coming back year-round, with a series of engaging campaigns and seasonal events. These included the dining-focused ‘Celebrate a World of Flavours’, activities during the holy month of Ramadan, a distinctive Autumn/Winter fashion and lifestyle campaign, the UAE’s Year of the 50th, Winter Wonderland activities and more. The Galleria also elevated its world-class portfolio during 2021 with the launch of over 85 stores and brands including Versace, Rolex, Chopard and Christian Dior, and several first-to-Abu Dhabi concepts such as Messika, Lululemon, National Geographic Ultimate Explorer and Zero Latency, amongst many others.