Al Maryah Island has been carefully designed as an aspirational address for investors, businesses, residents and tourists.
Today, it is the world’s newest international financial center, in the heart of the nation’s capital, attracting businesses and visitors from around the world. Al Maryah Island is host to Grade A office space, and allows 100 percent foreign ownership and a zero tax environment for 50 years.
Al Maryah Island is also home to Abu Dhabi’s premium shopping destination, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, as well as 5-star dining and accommodation at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. It is anchored by world-class healthcare facility Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, with new hotel and retail offerings under active development.
Linked closely to residential, cultural and entertainment districts of Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island is aligned with the emirate’s social and economic development priorities. It serves as a focal point for commercial activity, investment and tourism, creating employment opportunities and attracting world-class talent.
Al Maryah Island is connected, vital and thriving as a business and lifestyle destination for Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates.
Ali Eid Almheiri
Real Estate & Infrastructure
We’re focused on major projects that change the face and shape of the city. And premium developments like Al Maryah Island are the catalyst that make Abu Dhabi Global Market, the capital’s financial free zone on the island, possible.
From Canary Wharf in London to Wall Street in New York City, Ali Eid Almheiri has scoured the world’s leading international financial centers for the best of what they do well. As Executive Director of Mubadala’s real estate and infrastructure unit, Almheiri is responsible for Mubadala’s development of Al Maryah Island – the prestigious business and lifestyle hub at the heart of Abu Dhabi.
“There’s a lot to learn from the world’s great financial hubs. We’ve taken many cues from La Défense in Paris to Singapore’s CBD and put those insights to work on Al Maryah Island to develop Abu Dhabi’s own international financial center.”
Mubadala’s interests in social and commercial infrastructure projects emerge from its mandate to support Abu Dhabi’s growth and economic diversification.
“We’re focused on major projects that change the face and shape of the city. And premium developments like Al Maryah Island are what make Abu Dhabi Global Market, the capital’s financial free zone on the island, possible.”
“By providing international Grade-A office space, luxury hotels, residences, shopping and dining, Mubadala has created a distinguished environment on Al Maryah Island, attracting companies like JP Morgan, Deloitte and Accenture, as well as visitors from around the globe. Between Rosewood Abu Dhabi and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, there are about 30 restaurants and 130 shops already open, and with Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi and Al Maryah Central coming in the near future, you can expect Al Maryah Island to continue to reflect the best of what an international financial center can be.”
When it opened in May 2013, Rosewood Abu Dhabi was the first UAE presence for the Rosewood Hotels & Resorts brand, and it was the first accommodation to open on Al Maryah Island, offering residents and visitors an ultra-luxury experience.
The past two years have proven that Rosewood Abu Dhabi is unmatched in the capital.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi won the World Travel Awards for UAE Leading New Hotel as well as UAE’s Leading Lifestyle Hotel, was included on the Condé Nast Traveler Middle East Hot List and won the What’s On Abu Dhabi award for its dining collection two years in a row.
The team at Rosewood Abu Dhabi has embraced the “destination” mentality, which acknowledges that travelers today are looking for more than a bed and a breakfast. While the hotel does offer some of the city’s most enticing dining options and most finely appointed rooms and apartments, it is also integrated into the fabric of Al Maryah Island. Rosewood Abu Dhabi is physically linked to the Galleria on Al Maryah Island, ADGM Square, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi and a stunning waterfront promenade.
As it continues to evolve with vibrant yet refined offerings, Rosewood Abu Dhabi continues to be an anchor for Abu Dhabi residents and visitors alike.
With over 550,000 square feet and two floors of luxury shopping and dining options, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island is Abu Dhabi’s foremost luxury lifestyle destination. It hosts a curated collection of more than 130 brands, including globally renowned names such as Cartier, Dior, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Prada, and Van Cleef & Arpels,.
Since its opening in 2013, which featured an appearance by Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island has welcomed the city’s savviest shoppers and diners to the strikingly designed destination.
Two contemporary café terraces and multiple chic waterfront dining choices provide an energetic day and night, ‘see and be seen’ destination. The broad waterside promenade that flanks The Galleria offers breathtaking views of Abu Dhabi and is host to events from National Day and Eid celebrations, to seasonal markets and the capital’s largest New Year’s fireworks display. It’s the perfect setting for a morning jog, a power lunch or just a sunset stroll.
A joint venture between Mubadala and Gulf Related, The Galleria on Al Maryah Island sits at the center of Abu Dhabi’s international financial center and with adjacent luxury hotel Rosewood Abu Dhabi, complements the commercial buildings at ADGM Square to create an ideal balance between business and lifestyle.
“Mubadala’s vision to create Al Maryah Island as Abu Dhabi’s new urban hub makes it the only destination that puts you at the heart of the city’s most exciting places to live, work and enjoy life. Both The Galleria and Al Maryah Central are thrilled to be part of this development.”
"In our opinion, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square is the premier office address in Abu Dhabi. We thought it would be when we saw it under construction and it has lived up to expectations. It is a high quality development and well run."
Dhaher Bin Dhaher
CEO of Registration Authority
At ADGM, we believe that embracing sustainable development is pivotal to the long-term success and overall growth of an international financial center. It is wonderful that Mubadala has created a master plan for Al Maryah Island that combines prime commercial office space with a mix of residential, retail and leisure destinations. ADGM is pleased to support this vision in enabling global businesses to thrive and giving the wider community an exciting urban hub seamlessly integrated with the fabric of Abu Dhabi.