|Sunset falls across Dubai... The great Sheikh Zayed Road,|
in direction towards the Mall of the Emirates, and on which way one passes
the towering Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest man-made structure
seen here in far background. | (image source)
Presenting the ultimate platform in the Middle East, the renowned and affluently dynamic leading Dubai becomes the second – though most major and crucial – city in the region for Abercrombie & Fitch expansion after the label's initial entrance in Kuwait. Aided in its business ventures by partner Majid Al Futtaim Fashions, the coming of Abercrombie & Fitch in Dubai, in particular, follows behind January 2014 debut of the Hollister Co. brand which represented the overall first retail point in the Middle East for the Abercrombie & Fitch Company. Hollister at the Mall of the Emirates opened strong, welcoming captivated fans into the Fantasy of Southern California, and has since been a markedly outstanding, performance-leading international location in the chain. A second HCo is planned for opening at Dubai Mall soon (developed and owned by Emaar Properties; the world's greatest in terms of total area and situated right next to the Burj Khalifa), and the tremendously anticipated debut of Abercrombie & Fitch in the city brings about a new level of furthered operations.
Indeed, the highly premium shopping center chosen to house the first Abercrombie & Fitch in Dubai has been the Mall of the Emirates – an internationally-leading mall ranked among the world's top across select research results (e.g. having won the The World's Leading New Shopping Mall recognition by the London-based World Travel Awards in 2005 and ranked by the International Council of Shopping Centers as among the top most-profitable malls in the world). Offerings of fine dining, entertainment, and five-star hotel accommodations are only complimenting elements of the shopping center's experience boasting iconic utmost-luxury and upscale, internationally-popular brands in lead among its greater retail repertoire.
A&F Mall of the Emirates ("MOE") (AE-ANF; store #11771) will become the fifth mall-based international Abercrombie & Fitch location after the pending opening of A&F 360 Mall in Kuwait City (the second in that city). And considering, we may well get another in Dubai subsequently after the inauguration. Hiring has begun for A&F MOE, and we can expect the store to be fully ready for opening soon within the coming weeks! #GetStoked #WeLoveDubai
As always, Stay FIERCE!
This post will be updated in time as development on the matter continues. Stay tuned.