The Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre are the only shopping malls represented in the new BrandIndex survey of the top ten brands in the UAE.
Although most entries were international conglomerates in the automobile, telecoms and consumer electronics sector, Emirates Airline also helped to represent the national contingent by earning a place in the top ten.
Vivek Wagle, research director at YouGov, which carried out the study, said that Mall of the Emirates and Deira City appeal to broad sections of the UAE marketplace, with the former greatly respected as a luxury retail destination while Deira is viewed as a reliable value shopping hotspot.
Other accolades recently collected by the Mall of the Emirates include the title of the nation's best mall, as voted for by Ethos representatives across the UAE.
In compiling the results, the group visited 35 retail destinations covering 115 brands and 558 outlets.