Sponsored: Whether it’s elevating your wardrobe, dining alfresco, or basking in the sunshine of a rooftop garden, The Galleria’s new Step into Style campaign – taking place from Oct 10 to Nov 9 – delivers Autumn/Winter feels by the pumpkin spice bucket-load…

Everyone knows Autumn is the best season. It has the best weather, the best offers, the best outfits. As the principal shopping destination in Abu Dhabi – home to over 400 outlets and 50 exclusive brands – with the capital’s most eclectic range of dining venues, and stunning alfresco offerings, The Galleria is the perfect place to embrace the new season while having fun. In that spirit, here are seven of the best things to do in The Galleria this season.

1. Go on an alfresco culinary adventure with your family

Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or you just feel as though you deserve to treat yourself, The Galleria’s selection of decadent restaurants knows no end. Dine on the terraces of award-winning restaurants such as LPM Restaurant & Bar (above), Coya and Bentley’s Kitchen for those special occasion moments, or enjoy a more casual experience on the veranda of the mall’s North and South foodcourt, where you’ll find family favourites such as Taqado, Biryani Pot, Royal Orchid, Joga and more.

2. Pick up the Autumn/Winter season’s key pieces…

As the cooler months set in, it’s time to pack away your white dresses or breezy tees of summer, to herald in ever-so-slightly cosier knits, heritage tailoring and rich fabrics. At The Galleria, you can shop high street fashion at stores such as & Other Stories or Zara while also exploring over 50 exclusive brands including Abercrombie & Fitch, Abercrombie Kids, Doppelganger, and the world-first and exclusive Kendall + Kylie store (above). Read more about that here.

3. …and take home a customised gift just for you!

Once you’ve found your favourite statement pieces for the new season – and spent just Dhs500 or more – you’ll be invited to visit the dedicated ‘Step into Style’ stand located in the North Atrium on ground level for a complimentary personalised gift . You can choose from one of four premium bespoke gift options, including a luxury silk mask, scented candle, leather bracelet or leather bag tag – each one customised especially for you. This special offer is available from October 10 to November 9.

4. Enjoy the cooler climes at the rooftop gardens

Nothing says Autumn like wrapping up and enjoying the cooler air surrounded by nature. Enjoy a mini oasis here at The Galleria’s rooftop parks. There are three to choose from, including the Sports Park, Family Park and Sky Park, which offer breathtaking views of Al Maryah Island both during the day and at night.

5. Make like the Autumn breeze and blow off some energy

Xtreme Zone is the place to be to burn off any extra energy your family might be storing. From bouncing on the brilliant Trampoline Park to testing their skills at the Challenging Climbing Walls, or showing off at the Arcade Games, there’s something for everyone. Little ones will have a ball at the soft play area, while big kids can run wild at the adventurous destination – all in safe, sanitised and government-compliant surroundings.

6. Watch the latest blockbuster on the big screen

There’s nothing better than grabbing all of your favourite movie snacks, making yourself comfy in the cinema, and getting stuck into the latest Hollywood blockbuster. That’s why you’ll often find us at Vox Cinemas in The Galleria, whether its to see the latest Disney remake, a gripping action thriller, or enjoying non-stop belly laughs on the big screen.

7. Finally, embrace the ‘Gram for a chance to win a prize worth Dhs6,500

If that little lot doesn’t have you running to Al Maryah Island, this sure will. To celebrate the launch of the Step into Style campaign, The Galleria is giving away a huge prize over on its Instagram page, where you can win a variety of prizes worth over Dhs6,500. One lucky winner will walk away with a whopper of a prize including stilettos from Sarah Jessica Parker, dinner at LPM Restaurant & Bar, a goodie bag from Charlotte Tilbury, a ‘Head to Toe’ Pamper Package from NStyle Beauty Lounge, a 90-minute Gold Quartz Healing Therapy at The Pearl Spa and Wellness Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, an overnight stay in a Classic Room for two including breakfast at the Rosewood Abu Dhabi and a Lifestyle Medicine Consultation package from Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi covering preventative medicine, diet & nutrition and sports therapy. Check out @thegalleriauae for all the details on how to enter this Ultimate Island Lifestyle Experience.

The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight. thegalleria.ae/aw2020