Published on : Friday, March 17, 2017
Though London named as the world capital for luxury store opening in 2016, Middle East took away the crown as the ultimate place for luxury shopping tourism as confirmed by the industry experts. UAE has established itself as the ‘paradise for luxury shopping’ with regular shopping events, festivals, and more than 50 malls spread across in spite of London, Paris and New York reigning as world’s most favored shopping destination.
In 2016, Dubai alone attracted 14.9 million tourists making its international airport to be the busiest airport in the world with traffic taking to approximately 89 million this year.
Other destinations are also rising up in the ranks. In 2016, overnight guest stays in Abu Dhabi went up by 8 per cent in 2016, with over 4.4 million tourists clocking up an astounding 12 million guest nights, with UK staying at the top with highest number of tourists visiting from Europe. This major boost in overseas tourists sets up a new record for the capital of the UAE.
Besides, the list of luxury brands and their ample choices in terms of retail, the shopping center of UAE shopping gets globally renowned for unique services like the exceptional ski slopes and their nearness to the famous Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.