You may be surprised just how much you can pack into a four-day weekend at The Galleria.
Whether you’re looking for a safe and fun day out with the family, or planning an evening out with friends, check out 15 reasons why The Galleria is your ultimate destination this Eid.
1) Shop Abu Dhabi exclusives
Until 5 August, browse exclusive collections at The Galleria from your favourite iconic and luxury brands. Shop collections from Cartier, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, Fendi, Prada and more, and be the first to own these must-have pieces.
2) Shop and dine at brands you won’t find anywhere else in the capital
The Galleria houses an incredible selection of stores, including over 60 brands that are not available anywhere else in the emirate. These include high street heroes like American Rag Cie, Abercrombie & Fitch and Missguided and luxury and fine-dining icons such as Burberry, Miu Miu, Zuma and Coya. The Galleria also boasts Abu Dhabi’s first Books Kinokuniya and Decathlon, plus dining favourites Bouchon Bakery, Off The Hook and Blaze Pizza.
3) Indulge at the finest restaurants in the capital
The Galleria’s Dining Collection is without doubt, the most enviable in the capital. Choose from any of the 16 award-winning restaurants including Salt Bae’s Nusr-Et, Coya, 99 Sushi, L’ETO Caffe, LPM Restaurant & Bar and Zuma, all situated on the island’s waterfront promenade, for an unforgettable experience.
4) Enjoy family time at the best casual eateries in the city
If you are looking for something a little more casual, enjoy classic eateries like P.F. Chang’s, Paul Café and The Cheesecake Factory, or explore The Galleria’s newest restaurant - Signature Restaurant by Sanjeev Kapoor. Quick bites can be had in several food courts across the mall, including Central Kitchens on Level 3 which boasts Raising Cane’s and Bombay Canteen.
5) Get the best deals with The Galleria’s summer offers
The summer heat also means great summer promotions. With up to 75% off and other great promotions from many of your favourite brands until 31 August, it’s the best time to find amazing deals. Treat yourself a little.
6) Be on the cover of a Vogue Magazine
Until 1 August, visit the Vogue stand located on the ground floor near West Elm and P.F. Chang’s, and enjoy a moment of fame as you pose for the cover of this iconic magazine. The best photo stands the chance of winning a beauty makeover from NStyle! Follow @TheGalleriaUAE for more details.
7) Treat yourself to delicious desserts at the Insta-worthy Forever Rose Café
The Galleria also has some of the most picturesque spots in town. Be sure to check out Forever Rose Café on the concourse where every nook and cranny of this must-see 2D illustration café is an Instagrammer’s dream. Don’t forget to look for your favourite childhood caricatures
8) Visit the largest children’s book and toy section in Abu Dhabi at Books Kinokuniya
Books Kinokuniya is one of the most loved brands in the UAE, and with a range that covers everything from children’s toys, games and stationery to English and Arabic literature, schoolbooks and more it is easy to see why. Enjoy the largest children’s book and toy section in Abu Dhabi and with the back to school season just around the corner, it’s also a great time to stock up on stationery and supplies.
9) Indulge with a personal shopper at Debenhams
Get the VIP treatment with your very own personal shopper at Debenhams and revamp your wardrobe or your home. Inquire within to make an appointment. There is also a hidden Starbucks on the second floor so you can admire your purchases while sipping on a latte.
10) Give the kids a new look at Caboodle’s children’s salon
Visit Caboodle’s children’s hair salon for stylists that simply know everything there is to know about kids and their hair, in a fun, welcoming environment that has been specially created to make sure kids love the experience. Located on Level 2.
11) Learn to play an instrument
Channel your inner rock star and commit to learning a new skill this summer at Gusto DJ Music Instruments. Selling a wide range of instruments – even for the little ones, these guys also offer music lessons for violin, piano, guitar and ukulele. Visit them on Level 3.
12) Create your masterpiece
Art has always been at the heart of The Galleria Al Maryah Island and at Art Hub you can try your hand at creating something yourself. With classes for adults and children, learn to paint like the masters. For details check out @AbuDhabiArtHub on Instagram.
13) Give your wardrobe a revamp at specialty stores
Revamp your much-loved pieces and have them looking like new with Stitch in Time located on the concourse, or repair and restore your favourite shoes to their former glory with The Cobbler in The Luxury Collection.
14) Delight the senses with a scent of your own
Perfume is an ideal gift for men and women this Eid Al Adha. Make it extra special by designing a unique scent for your loved one at The Fragrance Kitchen, or personalise your gift at Dar Al Teeb and experience a selection of luxury fragrances, perfume and oud.
15) Pamper yourself
Enter a state of harmony at NStyle Beauty Lounge and Rose Poudre for women and Urban Male Lounge for men. All offer a range of services from hair styling to beauty and massage treatments. La Sense Spa in Rosewood Hotel and Dahlia Spa at Four Seasons Abu Dhabi also offer the ultimate in pamper treatment, and can also be accessed from The Galleria.
If 15 reasons were not enough, The Galleria is hosting 10 Weeks of Prizes, a summer-long campaign where weekly prizes will be given away from your favourite brands including: American Rag Cie, 2XL Furniture and Home Décor, Sephora, Zara, Stradivarius, Women'secret, Zara Home, Gap Kids, Bath & Body Works and dining at Eat Greek Kouzina. Follow @TheGalleriaUAE and this weekend’s winner could be you.
The Galleria Al Maryah Island is open from 10am until 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturday this Eid Al Adha weekend.
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