Posted by Neil King
UK department store chain Matalan has launched its second biggest ever store in Dubai.
The store, which is its third overall in the UAE, opened at Lamcy Plaza, Dubai and was officially inaugurated by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, the celebrity UK interior designer who has collaborated with Matalan for a home collection.
Speaking at the launch event, Hasit Kakkad of Matalan said: "During the launch of the first store [in the UAE], we were certain that Matalan would be as loved here as it is back in the UK.
"We got a tremendous response from the fashionable and diverse populace here. We hope that with the opening of this store, we continue to receive the affection and support of our patrons."
Matalan has established a huge presence in the UK market with over 200 stores and approximately five million square feet of retail space. The brand aims to provide quality high-street fashion and home accessories at "pocket-friendly prices".
In the Middle East, Matalan is solely distributed by the Business Trading Company.