Dubai 4th top city in world for retailing
06 June, 2016
Dubai is ranked fourth among the top cities worldwide for retailing. A few other Gulf markets also made it to the global shopping map, according to JLL’s Destination Retail report. One third of the top 15 global retail cities are located in the Middle East, with Dubai placed fourth, Kuwait City finishing within the top 10 at nine, Abu Dhabi at 11th and Jeddah and Riyadh tied for 12th. Dubai’s history of ‘shopping tourism’, which has included hosting the world-renowned Dubai Shopping Festival for over two decades, has seen the emirate become a hub for major retail brands. It also has one of the highest levels of retail floor space per capita globally, JLL said.