Last updated on April 30th, 2013
According to a survey held by Yahoo Maktoob Research, Dubai has become most popular shopping destination in World beating mega cities like Paris, London, New York, Beijing etc.
Over the last decade Dubai has established itself as a city of shopping malls, luxurious lifestyle destination and land of opportunities for retailers from all over the world. Now Dubai has become the number one global tourism destination.
In addition to a long list of luxury brands and a wide variety of retail choices, Dubai’s shopping centre’s have also been globally recognized for their distinctive amenities, such as the one-of-a-kind indoor ski slope at the Mall of the Emirates, and the majestic view of the iconic Burj Khalifa tower at the Dubai Mall, one of the largest shopping in the world.
Survery, which polled 2,900 people from Arab region, found that 32% of respondents voted Dubai as the number one shopping destination. Paris was ranked the second best shopping destination with 13% of the vote, followed by Beijing, Istanbul and London in joint third with 5%.
Eyad Ali Abdul Rahman, executive director media relation division & business development, Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM), said: “Dubai has an exciting mix of amenities that give customers a truly unique and pleasurable shopping experience. Moreover, Dubai’s impressive collection of international brands and retail outlets rival those of any other shopping city in the world – a key attribute that gives the Emirate a distinctive edge as the best shopping destination in the Arab World. Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing will build on this distinction to develop more innovative campaigns and promotional activities that will further reinforce the reputation of Dubai as the world’s shopping capital”.
Shopping-oriented festivals such as the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) and Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) have likewise strengthened Dubai’s claim as a global shopping haven.
Below are the top 10 shopping destinations according to the survey:
|Beijing, Istanbul, London|
|Beirut, Hong Kong|
|Bangkok, Tokyo, Milan, Barcelona, Marrakech|
|Amsterdam, Madrid, Singapore, Munich, Sydney|