First Bloomingdale store comes to Middle East

Bloomingdale: opening in Dubai

The Dubai Mall will host the first Bloomingdale’s store in the Middle East. The leading American department store, which has annual sales of over $1.9 billion and 36 stores across the United States, will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Insignia, a company of the UAE based Al Tayer Group.

The 146,000 sq ft Bloomingdale’s store at Dubai’s newest mall will be a showcase of the finest ‘Bloomie’s’ products for the entire family. Additionally, there will be a home store of about 54,000 sq ft. Since 1872, Bloomingdale’s has been pioneered the evolution of department stores by launching new designers, boutique stores and the now famous designer shopping bag.  Bloomingdale’s at The Dubai Mall will continue in the same tradition of innovative retailing.

The store will join Galeries Lafayette, the prestigious French retailer, who will also open its first Middle East department store at The Dubai Mall.

Jim Badour, chief executive officer, Emaar Malls Group said, “The opening of Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall marks the beginning of a new retail culture for the region, and positions Dubai as the ultimate retail destination in the region offering the very best of global brands. Bloomingdale’s has a trusted reputation that spans nearly 150 years, and The Dubai Mall store will meet the needs of an increasingly discerning clientele in Dubai – including residents and visitors - who opt for the best in retail brands.”

Yousif Al Ali, general manager, The Dubai Mall said, “Bloomingdale’s tagline, ‘Like No Other Store in the World,’ is a perfect summation of the ‘global lifestyle and shopping experience’ that awaits customers at The Dubai Mall. Having shaped the evolution of the department store concept worldwide, Bloomingdale’s will further push the boundaries of retailing for the region, with world-famous designers, innovative merchandising and world-class customer service. Bloomingdale’s at The Dubai Mall will be a mainstay attraction for anyone visiting Dubai.”

Khalid Al Tayer, chief operating officer, Al Tayer Group said, “As a pioneer of luxury retail, Al Tayer Group adds another dimension to the retail landscape of the region by representing an iconic brand at a landmark destination. With the introduction of Bloomingdale’s, Al Tayer Group adds to the Middle East consumer’s appetite for the finest in international brand offerings.”