Oregano opens largest Dubai outlet at Downtown Jebel Ali

The Galleries at Downtown Jebel Ali, Limitless’ flagship project in Dubai, has kicked off 2011 with the opening of Italian eatery Oregano’s largest restaurant in the emirate.  

Oregano occupies more than 3,550 square feet at The Galleries, including an outdoor area overlooking the project’s 215,000 sq ft landscaped plaza. The restaurant offers sit down lunches, takeaways and deliveries within the development and to areas within a 10km radius, such as Jafza, Jebel Ali Village and Dubai Investment Park. It joins a number of other eateries to sign up at The Galleries, including Subway, Appetite, Nordsee and Arabic chain Mushmaool.

The Galleries, located on Sheikh Zayed Road and 45 minutes by car from Abu Dhabi, has also secured Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank as its latest retail tenant. ADCB, currently undergoing fit out and due to open in the second quarter of 2011, joins Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank, Blom Bank France, DiamondLease car rental and Fresh Plus convenience store on The Galleries’ growing list of onsite household retail names. More than 35,000 square feet of retail space is now occupied or reserved.
Bahaa Abouhatab, Project Director at The Galleries, said: “Our focus at The Galleries is social interaction and connectivity through a diverse range of high quality, eco-friendly facilities and everyday conveniences – indoors and out.  These include four A-grade offices towers, banks, restaurants, shops and communal garden the size of three football pitches, where people can walk, talk or relax in shaded comfort.”
Manfred Steichler, Director at Oregano, said:  “Oregano restaurants throughout Dubai are popular with office crowds as well as evening diners.  With its increasing number of commercial tenants and visitors from surrounding neighbourhoods, The Galleries is a natural choice for the largest of our four outlets here.”

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The attached photograph shows diners enjoying an Al Fresco lunch at the newly-opened Oregano at The Galleries.
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