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Dubai Malls Expand Space, Services

Dubai retail is home to the second-greatest number of international brands behind London.

Malls Rising in the Saudi Arabian Desert

Saudi Arabia, long an underserved market in retail, will see many new projects come online in the next five…

Qatar Sees Construction Boom Ahead of 2022 World Cup

As Qatar prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, more than $200 million is being spent on infrastructure…

Iran’s Burgeoning Retail Opportunity

As sanctions have eased and brands look to enter Iran, real estate developers hasten to create the right…

Saudi Arabia: Open for Business — But Tread Carefully

In June, Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved measures to open its retail sector to direct investment by…

Cairo’s Mall of Egypt Ushers in New Era of Retail

Come September, the ancient pyramids of Giza will be getting a new neighbor: the country's largest shopping…

The Abu Dhabi Retail Experience

When the first Macy's outside of the U.S. opens in Abu Dhabi next year, it promises to be a distinctly…

Monique Lhuillier Celebrates Anniversary, Launches Wedding Invitations

With her first collection of fine stationery launching May 23, Monique Lhuillier is considering a fragrance.

Luxury Retailing in the Gulf Faces a ‘New Norm’

In its white paper, the Chalhoub Group asserted that the market is in a mature growth phase.

An International Magazine for Men Launches in the Middle East

The first edition includes interviews with Riccardo Tisci, Alessandro Michele, Donatella Versace and Jason…

Charming Charlie Opens Store in Doha

The 2,900-square-foot shop features a wide range of accessible fashion accessories merchandised by color.

Madiyah Al Sharqi Lands at Fivestory

Fivestory hosts a cocktail party to celebrate the U.S. arrival of Dubai-based brand Madiyah Al Sharqi.

Western Brands Eyeing Iranian Consumers

In anticipation of the ending of sanctions, Western luxury and fashion brands are eyeing the Middle Eastern…