Posted by Neil King
Dubai's retail outlets are expecting a strong shopping period in January and February, it has been claimed.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties, whose retail centres in the UAE include Mirdif City Centre, Mall of the Emirates and Deira City Centre, noted that the first two months of the year are traditionally strong shopping months in the UAE.
"In 2011, factors including the Chinese New Year, Russian Christmas, school holidays, resilient hotel occupancy and the concentration of luxury as well as value-centric brands in Dubai are expected to contribute to a robust winter shopping season," said the company.
It also referred to the numerous new brands that will be coming to Dubai for the first time in 2011.
Majid Al Futtaim Properties was commenting as it announced the launch of a new "shopping spree" promotion for UAE consumers.
It said that a combined AED 300,000 of weekly shopping sprees were on offer until February 20th as shoppers spending a certain amount at its centres would be entered into special prize draws.