The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island crowned best international retail & leisure destination at the Global Retail Leisure International Awards.

Abu Dhabi 6th June 2014: The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, a luxury and contemporary shopping and dining destination, continued its awards winning streak by receiving the accolade for best International Retail and Leisure Destination at the Global Retail Leisure International Awards (RLI) ceremony held at the National History Museum in London earlier this week.

Beating tough competition from three other retail destinations in Egypt, Paris and Indonesia, Abu Dhabi’s premium shopping and dining destination was recognised for its diverse retail and F&B offering in the 33,000-square-meter centre that is located on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island.

Speaking after the event, Nigel French, a representative from Gulf Related, said: “The team behind The Galleria are thrilled to be recognised as best International Retail and Leisure Destination at the RLI awards. The objective is to be more of lifestyle destination than just a shopping centre, appealing to the diversity of Abu Dhabi’s discerning residents and its guests. This award is an acknowledgement of the continuous effort and dedication of the team bringing this vision to life.″

In 2013, The Galleria received the Divine Detail: Award of Merit on behalf of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Middle East as well as the GCC Hospitality and Leisure Project of the Year Award from Middle East Architect.

The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is bursting with activity, from a diverse selection of fashion, jewellery and watch retailers as well as restaurants that serve up every conceivable cuisine, to year-round festivals that entertain a diverse audience; it is a lifestyle destination designed to bring the community together.

The Galleria is the result of a visionary collaboration between Gulf Related and Mubadala Real Estate & Infrastructure. With this joint venture partnership, The Galleria benefits from an exceptional track record in real estate development and strong professional relationships.

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