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Find Everything You Need All in One Place on Al Maryah Island

Enjoy food, fitness and family time at the capital’s premier shopping, dining and entertainment destination. 

With new retail, dining, fitness and entertainment options, Al Maryah Island is your lifestyle destination that has it all. Whether you’re seeking an afternoon of retail therapy, a family day out, fitness and fun with friends or a dinner with colleagues, Al Maryah Island offers something for everyone, all in one extraordinary destination. 

Unrivalled Retail Therapy

From state-of-the-art technology at Apple Al Maryah Island to high-end outlets such as Dior and Chanel, you’ll be right at home with over 80 exclusive brands at The Galleria. In 2021 this incredible destination expanded its world-class portfolio opening an additional 85 stores including Versace, Henry Jacques and Messika with new concepts from Jimmy Choo, Roger Vivier, and Fendi. This year a spectacular series of upcoming openings is on the way to further complement its offering, including Elie Saab, Marli and Patek Philippe.

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Exclusive Experiences for the Whole Family

If you’re searching for a place to drop off the kids while you explore your favourite brands, Al Maryah Island has you covered with not one, not two, but three exclusive first-to-the-region family-friendly experiences. The Island has the Middle East’s first-ever National Geographic Ultimate Explorer, a family edutainment concept with a fully immersive play-based learning experience. Complementing this Zero Latency is the first free-roam virtual reality experience in the emirate. If that wasn’t exciting enough, Mission Play! By Mattel – a family entertainment centre featuring family favourite brands such as Barbie, Blox & Hot Wheels – is set to open this year.

All these exclusive options add to already outstanding entertainment options at The Galleria including Abu Dhabi’s largest theatre – a 21-screen VOX Cinemas with IMAX, dedicated KIDS screens and elevated dining concept Theatre – children’s favourite Xtreme Zone, Caboodle play centre and three urban rooftop parks dedicated to sports, family and leisure.

Zero Latency VR

Fitness & Fun with Friends and Family

Speaking of adventures, Al Maryah Island’s ACTIVE is the place to be for fitness fanatics. A world-class athletic offer, it houses Abu Dhabi’s only full-size indoor football pitch, which serves as a state-of-the-art practice and match facility. ACTIVE also oversees 11 academies pursuing eight different sporting options such as football, tennis, basketball, cycling, futsal, handball, netball, padel, roller skating, volleyball and more, with the likes of La Liga, City Football Schools, Baynounah SC, and Zayed Sports Academy coming to train. The facility welcomed 145,000 visitors last year.

As the warmer months approach, Fit4Fun – a new indoor concept at The Galleria – offers an exciting combination of active sports and relaxing games. Fit4Fun specialises in games and activities for all ages, including archery tag, mini-golf, teqball and table tennis, while visitors can put their skills to the test on the skating rink and in the cricket and football cages. Coaching is also available for gymnastics, karate, judo and kickboxing.

On the other hand, if you’re looking for a more challenging workout, you can also hit up the soon-to-open Train Gym or Barry’s Boot Camp. Get ready for the challenge!

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Five-Star Hotels and MENA’s Best Restaurants

After a thrilling workout, and as you simmer down for a relaxing afternoon, there’s no better place to recover than the Four Seasons at Al Maryah Island. A testament to its unparalleled hospitality options, the hotel houses delectable dining outlets including Butcher and Still, which along with COYA Abu Dhabi at The Galleria, was listed amongst the Middle East and North Africa’s 50 Best Restaurants. Just opposite, Rosewood Abu Dhabi also offers a five-star experience for guests. With chic modern suites, acclaimed restaurants like Dai Pai Dong and social venues including La Cava and Glo, Rosewood is a sanctuary of serenity just across the water from the hustle and bustle of Abu Dhabi city. 

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Dining Experiences to Savour

If you bring an appetite to The Galleria, you’re in for a real treat. The selection of restaurants introduced in 2021 are nothing short of delectable, with TVM, the first international debut of an Irish, alcohol-free concept serving delicious mocktails and bites, as well as Abu Dhabi’s very first Grand Beirut, the Instagrammable Secret Garden café and Lebanese-Armenian favourite, Almayass, all now open. More dining destinations are also making a new home in The Galleria this year, including a taste of Taiwan with the first Din Tai Fung in the capital and an all-American favourite with Five Guys. 

Those searching for fine-dining experiences are also spoilt for choice, with The Dining Collection situated along Al Maryah Island’s waterfront promenade and offering spectacular views of the city. Flavours to suit every palate include Asian excellence from Zuma, Mediterranean cuisine from LPM Restaurant & Bar, Japanese dishes from 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant and Turkish tastes from Salt Bae’s famous Nusr-Et.

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GO: Visit www.almaryahisland.ae for more information.

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