Manama, 23 Rabi’ul Awwal 1437/3 January 2016 (MINA) – UAE based real estate investment and development company Eagle Hills, in partnership with local developer Diyar Al Muharraq, has revealed its flagship urban center Marassi Galleria, a unique residential, hospitality and lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination.
Anchored on the beachfront, Marassi Galleria is located within Marassi Al Bahrain, according to media reports. Set to become one of the Kingdom’s must-visit destinations, Marassi Galleria will offer a comprehensive mix of high street fashion and designer brands and boutiques, as well as provide an extensive range of entertainment and dining options with views overlooking the sea and lush green gardens.
A leisure and shopping experience that goes beyond traditional retail, Marassi Galleria will be animated with outdoor events, high street activities, and destination dining, and will feature one of the region’s most elaborate family entertainment centers. IINA quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
The development will attract some the world’s leading stores, many for the first time in Bahrain. Spread over a gross floor area (GFA) of 178,000sqm, with a leasable area of approximately 120,000sqm, the shopping precinct will host five interconnected lifestyle urban districts, each with a theme tailored to a specific customer demographic: the Highstreet, the Family Plaza, a Waterfront Dining Promenade, an animated rooftop and The Luxury Courtyard.
Centrally located, the Highstreet will offer a genuine retail experience, integrating F&B concepts with street performance and other urban activities. The upper floor will be anchored by a multiscreen cinema and a variety of other entertainment offerings.
The Family Plaza will feature a kid’s park, with numerous activity and play zones for children to safely explore while their parents watch from nearby cafés. These new ‘Edutainment’ and ‘Sportainment’ concepts will promote education and sports in a fun and interactive manner.
A Waterfront Dining Promenade, stretching between The Address Marassi Al Bahrain hotel and Vida Marassi Al Bahrain hotel, will feature destination restaurants and cafés, as well as a picturesque walkway along the beach. Marassi Galleria’s rooftop will host an activation area for outdoor events, where visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of the beach and city nearby.
The Luxury Courtyard will provide a high-end shopping and dining experience complete with exclusive facilities such as dedicated valet parking, a drop-off zone, direct access to The Address Marassi Al Bahrain hotel and more. Marassi Galleria’s world-class hospitality offerings includes the adjoining The Address Marassi Al Bahrain hotel which will feature 110 rooms, including 17 suites. Directly linked to the shopping complex, Vida Marassi Al Bahrain hotel will have 160 rooms.
Dr. Maher Al Shaer, CEO of Diyar Al Muharraq and Managing Director Eagle Hills Diyar, said: “Marassi Galleria fulfills an overwhelming demand for more hospitality, leisure and premium shopping options in Bahrain. The shopping complex’s unique design will be a first for the region, as the infrastructure spills onto the beach and connects to its neighbouring facilities through direct access to the hotels, walkways, cycle paths, and elevated bridges to promote an outdoor lifestyle.”
Low Ping, CEO, Eagle Hills, added: “A central hub of the master development for residents and visitors, Marassi Galleria will become one of the Kingdom’s primary tourism and leisure destinations. Being part of this diverse lifestyle destination will be a tremendously attractive prospect to potential Marassi Al Bahrain home owners and to Diyar Al Muharraq residents as a whole.”
Marassi Galleria is part of the first phase of the master planned development, which also includes a two kilometer-long sandy beachfront, waterfront promenades, a community mosque, and all related infrastructure. Upon completion, Marassi Al Bahrain will include a total of 250,000 sqm of retail space. (T/P007/R03)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)