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Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central to feature first Macy’s outside of the U.S.

September 2015

Gulf Related last month announced that vertical construction on Al Maryah Central, a 2.3 million square foot super-regional shopping centre located at the core of Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi, will commence in August. Gulf Related has selected Brookfield Multiplex as the main contractor responsible for completion of the USD 1 billion Al Maryah Central development.

When completed in March 2018, the Al Maryah Central mall will feature the first Macy’s outside of the United States, the first Bloomingdale’s in Abu Dhabi and 20 specialist Al Tayer stores as part of the 400 store strong retail offering. In addition, Al Maryah Central will include 145 restaurants and cafés, a 20-screen cinema complex, a medical centre, a crèche, a health-club, a public library, a food market as well as three rooftop parks atop the mall. Subsequent phases of the development will include residential units as well as a hotel in two high rise towers.

The development broke ground in November 2014 and the excavation of the Al Maryah Central site and foundation construction work has already been completed.

Kevin Ryan, Managing Director of Real Estate Development at Gulf Related said: “Al Maryah Central is set to become the urban centre of Abu Dhabi providing an unrivalled retail, leisure and entertainment destination to serve the needs of Abu Dhabi’s fast growing community.”