Delight in double celebrations on Al Maryah Island this Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day

  • Extensive array of traditional festivities and performances
  • Variety of cultural, artistic and family friendly activities at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island
  • Luxury staycation promotions at Rosewood Abu Dhabi
  • Kids parade with the famous Iftah Ya Simsim and Sesame Street Muppets
  • Musicality events at family ‘edutainment’ venue Caboodle
  • Solo art exhibition by Saudi artist Abdulwahab Otaif



Abu Dhabi, 14 September 2015: Al Maryah Island is welcoming visitors for a double celebration this month, to mark the occasions of Eid Al Adha and Saudi National Day.


Abu Dhabi’s landmark business and lifestyle destination in the heart of the capital will keep the whole family entertained, with an extensive array of traditional festivities, performances, plus shopping and dining promotions for all to delight in. Events will take place on the first two days of Eid, expected to fall on 23rd and 24th September.


Visitors will be able to experience the Bedouin way of life at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi with a visit to the Bedouin tent to enjoy age-old traditions, while feasting on authentic Arabic dates and coffee.


Other activities taking place at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, will include Falcon displays and will let visitors get up-close to the region’s prized creatures, which were long used by the Bedouin as a hunting aid. Guests can also watchamazing sand artists create wonderful bottle designs, relish in the thousand year-old tradition and sheer beauty of Middle Eastern Henna art, with its intricate designs, and enjoy the region’s strong tradition of music and dance, with fascinating displays of folk dances.


Children will also be able to celebrate with Iftah Ya Simsim and join a festive parade alongside their favorite Muppets No’man, Shams, Gargur, and Elmo, for some exciting edutainment, as well as fun arts and crafts activities. Little ones will also be inspired to express their musicality through music and play at the newly opened Caboodle, an indoor entertainment haven at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island.


For those seeking some rest and relaxation, Rosewood Abu Dhabi is inviting guests to experience a luxury staycation during Saudi National Day. Starting from AED1,300 guests who book at a 2 night stay in a luxury suite can enjoy a 3rd night with compliments, 24hr butler service and can truly wind down with 15% discount at Sense, A Rosewood Spa. Children under the age of 5 can dine with the hotel’s compliments and children between the ages of 6 and 12 can enjoy 50% discount on meals, when dining with their family.


For the culture vultures, the Majilis lobby lounge at Rosewood Abu Dhabi will also showcase a solo exhibition of works by the Saudi artist Abdulwahab Otaif, whose artwork reflects his interest in environmental surroundings, with its own ethics and practices of everyday life.


Further details on the exciting events can be found by visiting

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