Parks, Playgrounds and the Promenade
Al Maryah Central boasts 100,000 square feet of landscaped, green open spaces – architecturally positioned throughout the development and designed to maximize usage of the region’s climate to extend outdoor experiences.
A linear urban park, which runs parallel to the promenade, located comfortably between Al Maryah Central and The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, is the largest and most accessible park on the island. Serving as an outdoor plaza, the linear park will be the place to go for quiet reading, vibrant food markets and community events, with ample seating and design – allowing for multiple uses, simultaneously.
Two themed rooftop parks, adjoining Family World and Adventure Park, will provide an opportunity for year-round daily activities and organized events. A welcome addition to Abu Dhabi, the outdoor play areas and parks will feature a choreographically transforming water fountain, a modern interpretation of the classic carousel, an interior to exterior zip line with roller-glide return into an architecturally-designed modern environment.
Organized on top of the center is a formal rooftop park organized as a series of rooms, ranging from formal to informal spaces. Activity programming and a thematic water wall will enrich the day-to-day experience of the park, with primary components including a formal event lawn, allowing for uses such as fashion shows; a performance stage; an outdoor Majlis and spill out dining area; children’s playground and garden rooms, which are embodied by landscaping, interactive play and sculptures, with shaded private seating areas.
The site’s dramatic waterfront promenade, connected by The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, provides the perfect view for Al Maryah Central’s meandering waterfront dining. Connectivity to the promenade will be enhanced with over a dozen licensed venues, as well as unlicensed cafes and food court terraces – making it a signature destination in Abu Dhabi.