Magazine — The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi


Eat your way around the world

You can travel around the globe this summer (without leaving The Galleria Al Maryah Island) with these tasty cuisines from six fabulous international restaurants.


Soft breezes, balmy temperatures and simply stunning views; the winter season in the UAE draws visitors year after year and it’s easy to see why. One of the most appealing elements is dining in the fresh air and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is the perfect place to make the most of the season. Enjoy the idyllic weather and all that the renowned lifestyle destination has to offer. There’s a host of al fresco dining options where you can enjoy captivating views of the waterfront, while you sample a range of delicious cuisines from some of the world’s most notable eateries. Contact our concierge team for reservations: +97126166999 |

The Dining Gallery #AtTheGalleria

From sophisticated fine dining to laid-back casual, European to Far Eastern, starters to dessert, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island has something for every palate and every occasion. Here, you’ll find internationally acclaimed restaurants, menus inspired by Michelin-starred chefs and home-grown dining concepts all under one roof. The Galleria’s dining options are scattered all throughout the venue, its pavilions and its 5-star hotels; some with stunning views of the waterfront, and more tucked away in cosy, intimate corners. Whatever your reason for choosing The Galleria, whatever your choice of cuisine, dining with us will surpass your expectations.

Food Deconstruct

Precise or abstract, DEMURE or flamboyant; dining at The Galleria involves WORKS OF ART. Renowned chefs from the world’s most celebrated restaurants craft EXQUISITE creations, whether you’re in the mood for a light bite, a full meal or a sweet treat to TANTALISE your taste buds. Come, see what the culinary artists can design for you...

Chef Chat: Carmen Landsberg, Head Chef at L’ETO Caffe

Every passionate home cook reaches that one culinary crossroads where they transcend from connoisseur to all-out chef. A trip to one of England’s top 20 restaurants was Landsberg’s moment.  Simply put, L’ETO is serious about good food. But scratch just below the contemporary, cool interior, and Head Chef Carmen Landsberg adds another dimension to the London-born eatery now occupying a prestigious spot at The Galleria.

5 minutes with… JUAN FLORES

Mexican dining outside of Mexico is often synonymous with ‘Tex-Mex’ fast food-style eateries. Loca burst onto the UAE food scene in 2009 and categorically broke that mould.  Loca at The Galleria serves up a sizzling slice of authentic Latin American dishes, enthusiastically prepared by Executive Chef Juan Flores. The 54-year-old gathered his culinary skills from watching his madre as she served up her magical Mexican dishes; recipes he has lovingly recreated in Loca’s extensive menu.

The Dining Gallery

Bon Appétit! It’s no secret that The Galleria is one of the best spots in the UAE for delicious dining and savoir vivre. Here, you can indulge your inner culinary enthusiast with gorgeous Asian cuisine, hearty Mediterranean feasts and the sweetest delicacies to treat yourself and the family after a long day shopping. The Dining Collection is home to award-winning restaurants, which are situated along the Waterfront Promenade and boast a wide variety of cuisine. Whether you’re looking for the finest dining, al fresco food with waterfront views or a quick snack in between hitting the shops, The Galleria’s popular gastro scene has got you and your appetite more than covered. For a full list of all the amazing dining options available at The Galleria click here. 

L’ETO - Making memories count

With a delicious choice of nutritious and healthy meals complemented by an array of indulgent desserts, they say that you will never forget your first visit to L’ETO at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island. One thing’s for sure, the outside-the-lunchbox surprises, filling breakfasts and distinctive cakes will have you trying different dishes at every sitting

5 minutes with… Alvaro Reyes

Star sushi chef Alvaro Reyes of 99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant believes that we will one day eat food in the form of a pill. Until then, he will continue to create ‘haute cuisine’ for diners at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island

Urban central kitchen

Abu Dhabi’s upcoming mixed-used development, Al Maryah Central, is introducing a surprising, fun new way to dine

To Dine or to dine more?

You’ve had a busy day. Maybe you’ve been shopping for hours, trying to find that perfect little black dress. Maybe you’re visiting Abu Dhabi for the first time and have included The Galleria in your “must-see” list. Maybe you’re rushed off your feet at work and just popped in for a quick bite. Or maybe you and your friends need a lively environment in which to de-stress. Whatever your story, The Galleria’s Dining Collection has the refreshment you need: from beautiful views on the waterfront Promenade to a lingering beverage on the terrace to charming, delightful cafés. Come on in — the food’s just fine

A determined chef

Rory Duncan, the man at the helm at La Petite Maison in The Galleria, sticks up for the French and explains how they get it just right

Bon Appetit

The Galleria on Al Maryah has a host of delicious options for every diner, whether you’re a regular to the retail destination, a visitor to Abu Dhabi or have just moved to the UAE’s capital. Dining out in the UAE is a truly unique experience with plenty to offer your palate, and The Galleria is always exploring new options and welcoming new venues from around the world to the UAE’s sandy and sunny shores

Food Matters

The Galleria adds another fine-dining restaurant to its already impressive repertoire as chef roland puse whips up a peruvian storm in the kitchen at coya

Behind the scenes

The Dining Collection is at the heart of The Galleria. An international team of innovative minds helped create The Galleria’s latest campaign. Here’s a glimpse into the making of it

Bon Appétit

From confectioneries to quick bites and fine dining venues, The Galleria has 28 dining options and a combined total of 14 at the Four Seasons Hotel at Al Maryah Island and the Rosewood Abu Dhabi

indulge in dining excellence

All the sweets, treats, meats and general eats available on Al Maryah Island will keep any palate happy. Dining is arguably one of the best things about living in the UAE

Sweet indulgence

Chic pieces from Bulgari come in golden syrupy shades. Elegant novelties from Piaget and Cartier are adorned amongst the delicious treats from Magnolia Bakery and GOSSIP Cafe & Desserts

Gossip Girl

Dr Shayma Nawaf Fawwaz, whose business venture GOSSIP Cafe & Desserts is a true labour of love, talks to The Galleria Magazine about her passion for luxury fashion and the art of baking

5 minutes with…Chef Juan Flores

Executive Chef Juan Flores is the driving force behind the mouth-watering cuisine at Loca, located in The Galleria, and has a clear message for anyone who thinks Mexican food is all fajitas and tacos