On December 4 Swiss luxury watchmaker Richard Mille opened a new boutique in the UAE at The Galleria in Sowwah Square on Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. To mark the occasion, Richard Mille, President and CEO of Richard Mille Watches, hosted a VIP reception at the venue. Mille and guest of honour H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Manchester City Football Club (pictured), cut the ceremonial ribbon alongside Abdul Hamied Seddiqi, Chairman of Al Manara International Jewellery.
Mille said: “Richard Mille gained recognition by pioneering and revolutionising high-end watchmaking and applying concepts and materials derived from other disciplines, mainly motorsport and aerospace. Our cooperation with Al Manara International Jewellery established with the opening of a first point of sale in Marina Mall, can now benefit from an even stronger presence in the region where we have a partnerships with Yas Marina Circuit and Manchester City Football Club.”
This is the brand’s first stand-alone boutique launch in the capital – it’s second in the UAE after The Dubai Mall store – and Mille hints that it won’t be the last. “We wish to further engage with the local community and with the many customers who already support us with passion across the Middle East,” he adds.