Posted by Bob Brunskill
The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination, welcomed a record five million visitors during the recent one-month Dubai Shopping Festival (DFS).
In addition, Emaar Malls Group - a major sponsor of the festival - reported strong visitor numbers and sales across its key retail properties including Dubai Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahar and Gold & Diamond Park.
Nasser Rafi, chief executive officer of Emaar Malls Group, said the 15th edition of Dubai Shopping Festival and the success of the Dubai Mall's visitation had established a benchmark for retail, highlighting the instrumental role played by the festival in driving tourism and retail in Dubai.
He added: "The Dubai Mall was the city's key shopping, entertainment and leisure destination during DSF, underscored by the record five million visitor footfall - and thus setting a new precedent for shopping malls across the region and internationally."
The Dubai Mall is the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination with 1,200 retail outlets.