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Apple arrives in the UAE and opens two stores in a single day

Apple store openings are not uncommon, after all, Ma currently has more than 400 stores spread across 18 countries. One of them, however, has just joined this select group not only with one, but with two Retail Stores at once: United Arab Emirates.

Abu Dhabi

Apple Store, Yas Mall

THE Apple Store, Yas Mall, as its name implies, is located at the Yas Mall (shopping center located on Yas Island, an artificial island that has several attractions) and opened its doors today, October 29, at 7 pm (according to local time).


Apple Store, Mall of the Emirates

THE Apple Store, Mall of the Emirates also a shopping store (homonymous, in Al Barsha), but it has a particularity: apparently we are talking about the largest Retail Store in the world, with about 4,600 square meters (it occupies an old space used by a cinema complex. It also it opened its doors a little earlier today, at 4 pm (at the local time).

Everything indicates that Apple is also already working to open a second store in Dubai, more precisely at the Dubai Mall.

Who was present at these inaugurations was Angela Ahrendts (senior vice president of Apple physical and online stores):

I love being back in the UAE, where tomorrow we will open our first Apple stores in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

We opened our brand new store in Dubai, at the Mall of the Emirates, with our team ready to serve you in 26 languages.

Now in Abu Dhabi at Yas Mall, opening our second store in a day with another exceptional team!

As we can see, the interior of the stores (especially the one in Dubai) follows the new pattern we are seeing around (trees, wooden shelves, new way to display accessories, tables with motion sensors, etc.) like the Upper East Side (in New York, USA), Brussels (in Brussels, Belgium) and Infinite Loop (in Cupertino, USA).

On a related note, Apple opened on October 24 another store in China.

Apple Store, Parkland

Interestingly, before its inauguration, the Apple Store, Parkland It has already been promoted by the company as the largest store in the world, but, as I said, everything indicates that the Apple Store, Mall of the Emirates is the largest.

This is the first store in Dalian, a port city located south of Liaoning province.

(via AppleInsider, MacRumors)