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UAE developer reveals details of Bahrain mega project

Eagle Hills says Marassi Galleria will be a residential, hospitality and lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination

UAE developer reveals details of Bahrain mega project

UAE-based Eagle Hills, in partnership with local developer Diyar Al Muharraq, has revealed details of its flagship urban centre Marassi Galleria, a residential, hospitality and lifestyle shopping and entertainment destination in Bahrain.

Anchored on the beach front, Marassi Galleria is located within Marassi Al Bahrain and will offer a mix of high street fashion and designer brands and boutiques, as well as a range of entertainment and dining options.

Marassi Galleria, which will also be animated with outdoor events, will feature one of the region's most elaborate family entertainment centres, a statement said.

The development will attract some the world's leading stores, many for the first time in Bahrain, it added.

Spread over a gross floor area (GFA) of 178,000 sq m, 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.

The Highstreet will offer a retail experience, integrating F&B concepts with street performance. The upper floor will be anchored by a multiscreen cinema.

The Family Plaza will feature a kid's park, with numerous activity and play zones for children alongside cafés.

The 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 walkway along the beach.

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.

Marassi Galleria's 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 2km-long beachfront, waterfront promenades, a community mosque, and all related infrastructure. Upon completion, Marassi Al Bahrain will include a total of 250,000 sq m of retail space.

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