The moment you enter, you are transported into a world of wonder and enchantment.

Step into the realm of Hermès and prepare to be captivated as the brand unveils an extraordinary store experience that leaves a lasting impression. With a motto that encourages us to “be astonished,” Hermès never fails to live up to its reputation of awe-inspiring luxury. The newest store in The Galleria, Abu Dhabi, is no exception.

On the 1st of June 2023, Hermès proudly presents its latest venture in Abu Dhabi, unveiling a new chapter in the brand’s Middle Eastern journey. The Parisian house has relocated and expanded within the iconic Galleria Mall, showcasing its unwavering dynamism in the region. Nestled between sand and water, the captivating capital provides the perfect backdrop for Hermès’ sixteen métiers.

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Hermès’ newest location in Abu Dhabi showcases the brand’s craftsmanship and dedication and pays homage to the enchanting surroundings of the seaside capital. With its meticulously designed spaces and thoughtful details, the store invites visitors to explore the house’s iconic creations.

Designed by the renowned Parisian architecture agency RDAI, the store harmoniously merges with the surrounding natural elements, drawing inspiration from the mineral essence of the nearby sand dunes and salt crystals. The store’s soft and fluid shapes appear as though they have been delicately sculpted by the gentle touch of wind and the sea’s ebb and flow.

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For true Hermès aficionados, the allure of the brand lies not only in its exquisite craftsmanship but also in the captivating details that grace its Windows. The new Hermès store in Abu Dhabi unveils a mesmerizing sight for the eyes, with original windows crafted by French artist Vincent Olinet that transport visitors into enchantment.

These extraordinary windows, adorned with paper lanterns and infused with maritime elements, pay homage to the city’s rich marine and archaeological heritage while celebrating the diverse métiers of the iconic fashion house. The installations in the window widely recall the famous Hermès silver signature “Chaines D’Ancre”, timeless pieces from the House. They transport guests to a realm where imagination takes flight, where the allure of the marine world converges with the artistry of Hermès’ métiers. It is a testament to the brand’s unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and the power of design to evoke emotion and wonder.

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Is it time to shop? We think so.

Hermès Abu Dhabi. The Galleria, The Luxury Collection, Ground Floor, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi

Franco-Lebanese luxury industry enthusiast, Aya Mechelany, writes features across all editorial pillars of KHAMSA. With the goal of finding contemporary & cool subjects from her own personal experience, as well as her passions and inspirations, Aya deep dives into various subjects to inspire and excite like-minded readers.