Posted by Bob Brunskill
Business leaders have shown their support for the 15th Dubai Shopping Centre, which will be officially opened on Thursday January 28th.
The list of sponsors lining up behind the festival is substantial and includes Mercato, Emirates NBD, Jumbo Electronics and the Dubai Properties Group.
According to the Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment, the organisers of the shopping festival, the huge backing from the business world is a vote of confidence for both the event and Dubai itself.
Commenting on the event, a spokesperson from the AW Rostamani Group told Al Bawaba: "[The Dubai Shopping Festival] enjoys global recognition and ensures Dubai continues to be known as one of the world's premier shopping destinations.
"Our participation in [the event] over the last 14 years reflects our strong commitment to Dubai's vision of providing the finest products and services to its citizens and visitors."
Another event which has provided a boost for the Dubai economy was the recent World Future Energy Summit.
Held on January 18th-21st, the event resulted in many hotels in the region being fully booked.