Marassi Galleria, a 200,000-sq-m shopping and leisure hub.

Eagle Hills Diyar, the master-planner of iconic waterfront development Marassi Al Bahrain, said work on its Marassi Galleria – a 200,000-sq-m shopping and leisure hub which offers a range of entertainment facilities – is nearly complete and set for opening in Q4.

Located in Diyar Al Muharraq, Marassi Galleria is the entertainment epicentre of the Marassi Al Bahrain development. The beachfront luxury shopping destination stretches over three levels to occupy a total gross leasable area of 114,000 sq m and will boast over 450 stores including some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

The mall is connected to two five-star hotels – the Vida Beach Resort and the Address Beach Resort – as well as luxury serviced apartments, stated the developer.

On the key project, Managing Director Dr Maher Al Shaer said: “Marassi Galleria is Bahrain’s new downtown and we are confident that it will become a must-visit attraction and a destination of choice for both residents and tourists who wish to experience luxury shopping, al fresco dining with uninterrupted sea views.”

 According to him, Marassi Galleria is one of the largest shopping malls in the region, as well as the only one in the kingdom where visitors can shop, dine and experience 2 km of beautiful beach promenade. It will boast a range of family attractions including Marassi Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, the largest aquarium in the kingdom; an adventure park featuring eight distinctive areas, a diverse range of restaurants as well as a seven-screen cinema complex run by Dubai’s Reel Cinemas, which is making their debut in the Bahrain market, he added.