UAE's Retail Industry

  • The Middle East region remains an attractive retail apparel market with the UAE ranking 7th.
    A.T. Kearney 2015 Global Retail Development Index
  • The retailing industry in UAE will see a 7% average growth rate, with regard to value, over the next five years.
    The National
  • Dubai accounted for about 55%-65% of the country’s retail sales in 2013.
    GCC Retail Industry Report 2015, Alpen Capital
  • Dubai retail sales are expected to reach over Dh152 billion ($41.5 billion) this year and likely to grow over 5% to approximately Dh160 billion ($43.7 billion) next year.
    Emirates 24/7
  • The UAE's retail market continues to grow steadily with retail space growing by 7 percent in 2014 to reach 1.6 million square meters and sales growing 6 percent to $70.9 billion.
    Business Intelligent Middle East
  • Dubai's retail sales turnover was estimated at USD 39.6bn in 2013 by A.T. Kearney. By conservatively assuming an average 4.5-5.5% annual GDP growth rate up to 2020, we estimate that Dubai's retail sales turnover will reach USD 55.7bn over the next seven years.
    Sector Economics 2014, Emirates NBD

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