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Bahrain's Marassi Galleria project to include five urban districts

Eagle Hills Diyar, a UAE-Bahrain joint venture, has broken ground on the construction of Marassi Galleria, part of the Marassi Al Bahrain development, which will host five inter-connected lifestyle urban districts.

According to Arabian Business, each district will follow a theme tailored to suit a variety of tastes, including the High Street, Family Plaza, Waterfront Dining Promenade, an Animated Rooftop and the Luxury Courtyard.

Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Abu Dhabi-based Eagle Hills said: “Today’s ceremony marks the beginning of the construction of this major project which is at the heart of Marassi Al Bahrain.

"We are proud to be here to mark the commencement of the works on the highly anticipated Marassi Galleria, the 200,000m2 gateway to the region’s leading shopping and entertainment experience, a key anchor within the Marassi Al Bahrain masterplan,” added Alabbar, also chairman of Emaar Properties.

Marassi Galleria is part of Marassi Al Bahrain, the urban development by Eagle Hills and Diyar Al Muharraq, the developer of mega-project Diyar Al Muharraq.

In addition to housing some of the world’s top retailers, Marassi Galleria will also host a variety of entertainment offerings including a multi-screen cinema, an ice rink and aquarium.

It will also be linked to two luxury hotels and serviced residences projects The Address Hotels and Resorts and Vida Hotels and Resorts.

Dr Maher Al Shaer, managing director of Eagle Hills Diyar, said: “As the first waterfront mall, Marassi Galleria is set to become one of the leading tourism, hospitality and shopping destinations within the kingdom.

"We are confident that upon its completion, it will fulfil an untapped demand for unique leisure offerings, as it will be a world-class shopping and entertainment destination located in the centre of Marassi Al Bahrain.”