Apple has announced the grand opening of its latest retail store in China, this one in the city of Dalian, a major port and financial center. The store opens at 9.30am on Saturday 24th October.

The store, located in the six-storey Parkland Mall shown above and below, has been a long time coming. It was first announced way back in 2012, when the mall boasted that it would be “Apple’s World’s Biggest Flagship Store.” That claim is almost certainly out of date now, with the Dubai store set to open later this month rumored to be taking that title, but it is still likely to be one of the largest stores in the world … 

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Apple began hiring for the store earlier this year, with US-based retail employees encouraged to apply.

Dalian is a modern city, and its famous beaches make it a popular tourist destination for both domestic visitors and those from Japan, South Korea and Russia. Photos of the city and Parkland Mall can be seen below.

 

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