Sunday, September 15, 2013
The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
I took a little tour of the new mall, The Galleria, in Abu Dhabi. As far as design goes, it's definitely one of the better ones in Abu Dhabi.
In my experience, Abu Dhabi's mall designs bring to mind labyrinths and/or prisons. In short, while still slightly confusing to navigate, it's a mall that comes close to current Dubai standards. It also does not have any of the usual anchor stores or movie theaters that draw in the general public; rather, it appears to be primarily aimed at those interested in shopping for apparel and luxury items, and who specifically visit with this is mind.