Luxury’s Latest Frontier: Brands Rush to Expand In Surging Middle East

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Encouraged by a gusher of oil wealth and rising tourism, Europe's luxury players are stepping on the gas in the Middle East, opening scores of boutiques in what they describe as one of the worlds' most dynamic emerging markets.

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