Developer Gulf Related and Alshaya Group to bring popular global brands to Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Central

280,000 sq. ft. of leased area to feature Alshaya's portfolio of fashion, dining and beauty brands

Developer Gulf Related and Alshaya Group to bring popular global brands to Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Central

Abu Dhabi: Gulf Related, together with leading international franchise operator Alshaya Group, have announced the leasing of nearly 40 units, reinforcing Al Maryah Central’s status as the new ‘go-to’ mall and a market leader that will transform Abu Dhabi’s lifestyle, dining and shopping experience.

The important partnership brings much anticipated flagship stores for Debenhams, H&M,             and Victoria’s Secret to Al Maryah Central, together with popular beauty brands including Charlotte Tilbury, MAC and NYX, creating a vibrant fashion and retail collection for the city’s discerning shoppers.

Residents in the capital will be able to relax at several of Alshaya’s well-loved restaurants including Bouchon Bakery, Blaze Pizza, The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang’s and Texas Roadhouse, ensuring a diverse choice of dining destinations to engage the local community.

In addition to fashion, beauty and dining offerings, Alshaya will also bring family and contemporary homeware brands Mothercare, Pottery Barn and West Elm to Al Maryah Central.

Daniel Parry, Managing Director of Gulf Related, comments: “We have always admired how Alshaya Group conducts its business. Having Alshaya anchor the project is a testament to what an exciting development we have created for Abu Dhabi. The addition of almost forty of the world’s leading retail and dining brands to an already diverse retail mix at Al Maryah Central will create a truly unique destination within the capital for everyone to enjoy.”

John Hadden, Chief Operating Officer at Alshaya Group, added: “Al Maryah Central is an exceptional development. Its beautiful design, well-populated locality and carefully-crafted retail mix will offer a world-class shopping experience in the capital. It’s very exciting to see the overall project taking shape – reaffirming our strong belief that the development is the perfect home for our portfolio of leading international brands.”

Alshaya’s outstanding range of brands will join other international brands at Al Maryah Central including a flagship 35,000 sq. ft. Zara, Massimo Dutti, All Saints, and Lululemon, creating a complete mix of family-friendly retail and entertainment, such as the 21-screen VOX cinema with IMAX, together with The Galleria’s luxury and dining offering.

Since opening in 2013, The Galleria has established itself as Abu Dhabi’s foremost location for luxury shopping and dining. Its prestigious mix of iconic fashion, fine jewelry and watch boutiques includes Dior, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and the recently opened Tiffany’s & Co. The award-winning restaurants which make up part of The Galleria’s renowned dining collection include Zuma, La Petite Maison, Coya, Nusr-Et and Roberto’s.

Alshaya Group brands coming to Al Maryah Central:

    • & Other Stories
    • American Eagle Outfitters
    • Asha's
    • Bath & Body Works
    • Blaze Pizza
    • Boots
    • Bouchon Bakery
    • Charlotte Tilbury
    • The Cheesecake Factory
    • Claire's
    • COS
    • Debenhams
    • Etude House
    • H&M
    • Jo Malone                                          
    • Justice                                                                                        
    • MAC                                                      
    • Monki
    • Mothercare
    • Muji
    • Next
    • NYX Professional Makeup
    • P.F. Chang's
    • Pinkberry
    • Pottery Barn
    • Pottery Barn Kids
    • Raising Cane’s
    • River Island
    • Starbucks
    • Texas Roadhouse
    • Topshop
    • Victoria's Secret
    • Pink
    • Vision Express
    • Solaris
    • West Elm


About Al Maryah Central

Al Maryah Central is a AED 5 billion, retail-led mixed-use development owned and managed by Gulf Related, the joint venture partnership between Gulf Capital and Related Companies. Al Maryah Central, combined with The Galleria, will be a 1.8 million-square-foot super-regional shopping center.

About Gulf Related

Gulf Related is a regional real estate development company focused on retail, residential, and high-end mixed-use real estate developments in the GCC. Gulf Related represents a joint venture between Gulf Capital, one of the GCC’s leading alternative asset management firms, and Related Companies, one of the largest private real estate development and investment firms in the United States.

About Al Maryah Island

Al Maryah Island is the business and lifestyle destination at the heart of the capital, connected to the cultural and entertainment districts of Abu Dhabi. Al Maryah Island is home to Abu Dhabi Global Market, comprising world-class commercial, hotel, retail, leisure, healthcare, and residential components. Featuring Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, The Galleria, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi and the upcoming Al Maryah Central.

For further information, please contact:

Zainab Talati

Gulf Related


Racha Mhanna

Brunswick Group

+971 2 234 4600

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