What risks are there of over-saturation in the sector given the increase in gross leasable area (GLA)?
Although Dubai has traversed some challenging economic territory over recent years the economic stimulus of Expo 2020 preparation and more stable oil prices have eased this strain in 2019, and business sentiment has improved accordingly. With the long-anticipated expo event set to take place in 2020, attention has started to focus on the important question of sustaining the current economic momentum over the medium term.
AT Kearney predicts that the e-commerce market in the GCC will reach $24bn by 2020. The UAE is currently the biggest market in the region when it comes to online shopping, although the management consultancy predicts it will have slipped to second place by 2020, with Saudi Arabia, by far the most populous market in the region, taking the lead...
There are few world cities more closely identified with retail than Dubai. Indeed, its duty-free and lowtax shopping is one of the hallmarks of the emirate. Dubai is home to some of the world’s largest malls, most diverse retail outlets and most value-added shopping experiences, with everything from giant aquariums to ski slopes adorning its...
How have changing source markets affected the traditional shopper profile in Dubai, and what does this mean for retailers?
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