Apple previews first stores in Dubai, Abu Dhabi
27 October, 2015
Official opening of Mall of the Emirates, Yas Mall stores set for Thursday; Speculation that Dubai would host world’s largest store put to rest.
Dubai: Apple opened its new UAE stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on Tuesday to local journalists, two days before the official launch. Both stores will opened to the public on Thursday.
The Dubai store opened its rotating, 16-foot-tall glass doors to journalists at 11am (who in a rare display of excitement all showed up on time for once).
“It was important to us that we open in Dubai and Abu Dhabi on the same day. They’re both incredible cities, each for their own reasons, and we expect both will be very popular with residents and tourists alike,” Wendy Beckman, Apple’s retail division head for Europe and Middle East, told the media.