Hot Links: The week’s Middle East retail property news

Publish Date: July 30, 2014


Here's a roundup of what regional news organizations in the Middle East are reporting about the local retail real estate business.

Dubai retailers expect strong summer sales — Khaleej Times The month-long "Ramadan in Dubai" festival generated strong foot traffic for malls and retailers alike.

Joe Fresh opening Saudi, Egypt stores — Retail Times Joe Fresh, the popular Canada-based fashion-retail chain owned by Loblaw, has opened three stores this month in Saudi Arabia.

Retailers embrace Muslim holidays — Gulf News Global retailers are better understanding the Muslim world's revenue capability.

Dubai consumer sentiment high — Arabian Business Consumers in Dubai remain positive about their personal finances.

Global Brands expanding juvenile retail — Khaleej Times Global Brands, a retailer based in The Emirates' Ajman Free Zone that caters to children, plans an expansion.

Shoppers turn out for Aid El Fitr — The Gulf Today Retailers around the Gulf extended their hours to accommodate additional shoppers during the Aid El Fitr festival.

Many Qatar workers spent holidays in Doha — Gulf News Several expatriate workers spent the Eid holidays in Doha as opposed to traveling home.

Egypt seeks to be center of fashion again — The Business of Fashion Egypt was once a major retail and fashion force in the Middle East.

Muscat complex to include retail — MENAFN The $250 million Oman Cultural Complex, being built by Mace, will include shopping as part of its many attractions.

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