Dubai Mall is “a beacon of hope” for Arabs, says Emaar boss


By Staff

The Dubai Mall is “a beacon of hope” and offers Arabs the economic and social freedom they need to compete in the modern world, Emaar boss Mohamed Alabbar was quoted as saying in a report by a British newspaper on the world’s biggest mall.

The comments were featured in an article looking at how Emaar’s flagship shopping and entertainment destination has become one of the world’s most visited sites, attracting over 75m visitors in 2013.

Earlier this year, the Dubai developer, which also built Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest tower – said that footfall at the mall surged 15 percent last year, with average monthly visitors totalling 6.25m.

At the same time, the mall’s 1,200 plus retail outlets recorded a 26 percent rise in sales during 2013 compared to the previous year, Emaar said in a statement at the time. More info