The Galleria exceeded its 2020 annual target for footfall, attracting more than 22 million guests as a result of its exceptional offering and steadfast focus on safety. Notwithstanding the impact on the retail sector due to the lockdown and other health and safety-related restrictions, 68 new stores opened their doors. This included first-to-Abu Dhabi brands such as American Rag Cie, Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids and Books Kinokuniya and the first-in-the-world Kendall + Kylie store, reinforcing The Galleria as the destination for exclusive shopping experiences.
As an industry leader, The Galleria will continue to drive the region’s entertainment landscape with the launch of several highly anticipated world-first and regional first concepts and brands this year.
The Galleria Al Maryah Island achieved double-digit growth in 2020 despite the impact of closures and restrictions in the first half. This positive trajectory continued to the end of the year, a trend that can be attributed to increased consumer confidence, The Galleria’s adherence to the highest of health and safety standards, and a steady programme of sales and experience-driven campaigns. The last four months (September to December) of 2020 witnessed the greatest momentum with an 18% increase in sales compared to the same period in 2019.