Belgrade Galerija, the largest shopping, gastronomic and entertainment destination in the region, opened on the 30th October in the presence of Eagle Hills President Mohamed Alabar, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, and Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić.
As part of the Belgrade Waterfront project, Belgrade Galerija shopping center is an unprecedented attraction on the domestic market, both because of its location on the riverbank, and due to its impressive size and unique facilities, it offers.
During the opening, the president of Eagle Hills, Mohamed Alabar, said that he has received incredible support from the state and institutions in Serbia.
“Your passion for economic progress is visible and I am pleased to be a part of it. It is important for a person to be able to dream, to be guided by a vision, to look ahead and to realize those dreams “, stated Alabar and thanked all project participants, architects, designers, staff, construction workers, engineers, and the tenants.
President of Serbia, Aleksandar Vučić, stated that Belgrade used to be the capital and largest city of Yugoslavia and that today it is becoming the center of the entire region, due to many things, including the opening of Belgrade Galerija.
“While visiting this magnificent facility today, I saw smiling people who work in cafes and boutiques and who feel a new energy, because they can now provide their families with a better future in our country. The construction itself employed 1,100 people, which means that the same number of families lived off that income for four years. When the mall starts working in full capacity, it will employ more than 5,000 people. Belgrade Galerija will also be the largest gastronomic center in the region, and visitors will be able to enjoy wonderful restaurants. Also, this shopping center is one of the most beautiful in our region in terms of architecture, which shows that we in Serbia can do everything – dream big dreams and make them come true “, said Vučić, thanking the president of Eagle Hills Mohamed Alabar.
A New Shopping and Entertainment Experience
Shopping center Galerija Belgrade was developed in accordance with all international industry standards. With a total area of 300,000 sqm, featuring the largest green roof in the region and as many as 3,600 parking spaces, the mall offers a completely new shopping and entertainment experience, which will be further enriched over time.
All visitors to the mall will find the most famous international and domestic brands in one place, enjoy dozens of cafes and restaurants with the most beautiful views of the river.
The unique experience of visiting Belgrade Galerija is provided by premium store editions of brands, entertainment for all generations, and a rich gastronomy offer which takes up one-fifth of the area.
Besides offering the largest trampoline park in this part of Europe, Belgrade Galerija also houses Cineplexx multiplex cinema with as many as nine halls and more than 1,700 seats. The cinema is equipped with the world’s best IMAX® technology for showing movies.
Belgrade Galerija is also currently the only place in Serbia where foreign visitors can get a VAT refund immediately after purchase, in three places within the shopping center. This service is made possible thanks to the cooperation with Global Blue, the world leader in Tax-Free shopping.
Another innovation brought by Galerija Belgrade is a loyalty program called “Moj Beograd“, which contributes to the unique shopping experience. Becoming a member of this loyalty program is easy, and all it requires is for people to download the Galerija Belgrade mobile app. With this app, shoppers can scan receipts from purchases made in the mall, and in that way collect points that they can use for future purchases.
In addition to points, the application also provides numerous discounts and other benefits.
The first people who had the opportunity to try out this app were the winners of the mall’s recent prize game “Shopping like a millionaire“.
Design Inspired by the Streets of Belgrade
An architectural solution inspired by the spirit and streets of Belgrade brings an exterior of stone and glass, while the interior floors and walls are made from natural materials, which makes a walk through the mall seem like you are outside.
The green roof for relaxation and the spacious outdoor terraces of restaurants and cafes ideally fit into the right bank of the Sava river and create a new attractive gathering destination.
The design of the mall was entrusted to the architectural studio CRTKL from Los Angeles, which also created the Fashion Show, the largest shopping center in Las Vegas.
With the opening of Belgrade Galerija, the city has got a shopping destination it deserves. It was created for residents of Serbia, the region, and tourists from all over the world, where all their needs can be met. Belgrade Galerija ensures an unforgettable experience that people will surely want to repeat.