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Dubai, known as the “gateway to the world” is one of the most inspirational, exciting and successful cities in the world. In 45 years, the city has transformed itself from a local trading community into one of unique architecture with a thriving expat community and a booming tourist industry.

From its ever growing tech sector, to its future-centric space programme, Dubai continues to inspire and attract like-minded individuals who aspire to bring positive change to the global markets.

Dubai is home to The Retail Summit, which took place on the 14-15 March 2023

A Global Shopping Destination
Dubai has become a cosmopolitan destination offering shoppers and visitors the very best in the world of Retail

  • Retail accounted for $21.3bn of the emirate’s GDP in 2021, making up 30% of UAE’s total amidst ‘remarkable’ e-commerce expansion and new mall openings* Arabian Business
  • In 2021, Dubai received 7.3 million international guests
  • Recent changes in government policies will see an increased shift away from purely franchises to brand-owned stores in key locations


  • UAE malls are investing in becoming experiential centres that are deeply ingrained in the local culture
  • Home to +62% of the world’s leading retail brands
  • UAE’s retail sales to reach $70.5 billion (Dh259 billion) by 2025 — an annual growth of 6.6 per cent* Dubai Chamber of Commerce

Dubai’s Most Iconic Resort

A World Away From Your Everyday - Atlantis, The Palm is an ocean-inspired destination resort, situated on Dubai’s world-famous Palm Island, with views across Dubai’s iconic skyline. Inspired by the myth of the lost city of Atlantis, everything about this majestic resort is larger than life.