Book-lovers in Abu Dhabi rejoice as Kinokuniya Bookstore will open its first branch in the emirate soon. To be located at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, this bookshop giant will soon host a variety of books, journals, magazines, stationery, supplies etc.
Currently there is a Kinokuniya bookshop in The Dubai Mall in Dubai, so this news is definitely a nice treat for those who are looking to have their own in store in the emirate. Below are some pictures of Kinokuniya and The Galleria Al Maryah Island.
Kinokuniya Book Shop to Open in Abu Dhabi!
Opening in spring 2020, the internationally renowned concept will offer something for every member of the Abu Dhabi community
Kinokuniya Bookstore will open its first location in the UAE capital at The Galleria Al Maryah Island next year, giving book lovers, families and the local community even more reasons to visit Abu Dhabi’s next-generation destination.
Since Kinokuniya Bookstore first opened in Tokyo in 1927, it has become a beloved brand across the world with flagship stores from as far afield as New York and San Francisco to Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. The brand was established in the UAE in Dubai Mall towards the end of 2008, and in spring 2020 Kinokuniya will open at Abu Dhabi’s most-anticipated new entertainment and lifestyle destination.
Kinokuniya will enhance The Galleria’s comprehensive entertainment and leisure offering which includes three levels of world-class entertainment for all ages, family parks, a 21-screen VOX cinema with IMAX and first-in-the-region culinary concept Central Kitchens. Kinokuniya’s unmatched selection of books, magazines, comics and gifts will cater to every member of the community.
Naoya Hirata, Managing Director of Kinokuniya UAE, says, “We are very excited to celebrate our unique Japanese heritage within The Galleria Al Maryah Island’s vibrant mix, and we look forward to welcoming the Abu Dhabi community to our store. Young children will love Kinokuniya’s learning and development series, teens will be captivated with popular young-adult titles, and thousands of classic and contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles will suit all preferences.”
Kinokuniya also houses an extensive array of educational materials, art supplies, crafts and gifts ensuring there is no end to the creativity, and providing a constant source of inspiration for young and old alike.
Daniel Parry, Managing Director of Gulf Related, comments,“We are delighted to introduce Kinokuniya at The Galleria Al Maryah Island. The Galleria is a place for the community to come together and create new experiences. The addition of Kinokuniya further ensures the mall will be a destination where families and children can learn, grow and be entertained.”
Kinokuniya will be part of The Galleria’s much-anticipated expansion which will introduce 270 high-street and international brands, including 70 casual dining options and over 250,000 square feet of entertainment for all ages. All this will add to The Galleria’s established Luxury Collection which houses over 130 of the world’s most coveted fashion, jewellery and watch boutiques and The Dining Collection’s outstanding array of award-winning restaurants along Al Maryah Island’s Waterfront Promenade, which includes Zuma, La Petite Maison and Nusr-Et. Once fully open in September, The Galleria will be the most exciting retail, entertainment and culinary hub in Abu Dhabi.