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United Arab Emirates Stories October 27, 2015
Last month in Brussels gave us our first look at the all-new Apple Store design after Jony Ive and his team went to work, and today we can see what looks very much like a carbon copy of that look in the new Dubai store set to open on Thursday.
We see the same indoor trees and huge screen as seen in Brussels, but on a much larger scale. Gulf News, which took the photos below, says that the store is still being reported to be the world’s largest Apple Store, overtaking London’s Covent Garden, though it notes that “at first appearance” it looks smaller than expected … expand full story
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United Arab Emirates Stories May 18, 2015
World’s largest Apple Store due to open in Dubai in August, says UAE newspaper
We learned last August that Apple was planning to open its first retail store in the Middle East, with local media reporting shortly afterwards that the location was Dubai – and would be the world’s largest Apple Store. The Khaleej Times has now put a number on that, reporting that the store will be 50,000 square feet, and is expected to open this August.
Apple’s first store in the Middle East will be located at Mall of the Emirates and it will be the world’s largest retail store of the iPhone maker, sources have confirmed to Khaleej Times.
The store is under construction and it is expected to open doors to Apple fans in August 2015. The estimated 50,000-sq foot store is close to the new Fashion District in the mall with the main entrance most probably from level 2.
London’s Covent Garden store was the world’s largest Apple Store when it opened, occupying three floors totalling 40,000 square feet – making the Dubai store 25% bigger.
Tim Cook visited Dubai in February of last year, also visiting Abu Dhabi, where the Khaleej Times reports the newly opened Yas Mall is likely to host Apple’s second retail store in the UAE.
The United Arab Emirates is a natural home for Apple, as the 19th richest country in the world, and an increasingly popular premium tourist destination with an emphasis on luxury goods. The Mall of the Emirates counts 80 designer brands among its 700 stores, as well as two 5-Star hotels and an indoor ski resort.
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United Arab Emirates Stories October 22, 2014
Apple begins selling iTunes gift cards in United Arab Emirates ahead of first Apple Store opening
Apple has started selling iTunes gift cards in electronics retailers throughout the United Arab Emirates, according to photos posted by AbsoluteGeek.com. This is the first time these cards have been available in this market.
The change is part of a larger move into the region by Apple’s retail arm, which began hiring for an upcoming Apple Store in Dubai several months ago. Some are saying that the upcoming Dubai store could become the largest in the world as Apple continues its push into new territories.
United Arab Emirates Stories August 22, 2014
Apple today expanded its App Store Volume Purchase Program (VPP) to 16 important new regions. Here are the new areas:
United Arab Emirates Stories July 10, 2014
Apple is about to roll out its Volume Purchase Program, which allows business and education customers to purchase and distribute iOS apps in bulk for deployed devices, into 16 new countries. Apple’s website for both the Volume Purchase Program for Business and for Education have been updated to announce the expansion and now list the following countries as coming soon to the program: expand full story