KSA destination for international retailers

The UAE placed second to the UK as the most highly penetrated global market, attracting 54 percent of all international retail brands surveyed. The UK maintained its position as the world's most international retail market for the fourth year running with 58 percent, while the US made up the final position in the top three with 50 percent. Other Middle East countries fairing well in the study were Saudi Arabia (11th), Kuwait (14th), Bahrain (29th), and Qatar (=30th).  Attracting more than half of all international retail brands surveyed, Dubai now equals London as the most popular retail city in the world. With 1.2 million square metres of retail space having come on to the market since 2006, a wealthy consumer base, and very little competition from local retailers, Dubai's stature as a key destination for international retailers has grown quickly.

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