Dubai expecting 6,000-plus retailers for Summer Deals 2010

21/05/2010 - Dubai Investment News
Dubai expecting 6,000-plus retailers for Summer Deals 2010

Posted by Neil King

Dubai officials have predicted that more than 6,000 retailers will participate in the over 100 day-long Summer Deals 2010 initiative.

The Dubai Events and Promotions Establishment (DEPE) said the event will be part of Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) and will run from June 1st to September 15th..

DSS attracted around 2.2 million visitors in 2009, resulting in a consumer spending of Dh3.37 billion, DEPE said, noting that around half of the visitors agreed that shopping was the main attraction during the period.

New participating categories have been added this year by DEPE to allow more retailers to take part in the initiative and offer deals to shoppers. Retailers can now be part of Summer Deals through one or more categories including sales, discounts, offers, raffle promotion and
online promotions.

It is hoped the campaign will take advantage of Dubai's strong position in the global retail industry, having been ranked the second-most preferred retail destination for international retailers in a recent report by CB Richard Ellis.

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