1. CartierCartier is the biggest and wealthiest brand in the region, as well as the most popular. Apart from its 700 sq meter showroom in Dubai Mall, Cartier is well known in the Middle East for its private sales.
The Middle East is home to one of the most thriving fashion sectors in the world with large, modern, high-end malls stretching from Kuwait to Dubai to Jordan.
As of August this year, Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates – a 2.5 million square foot mall – was earning $1,423 per square foot per annum, making it nearly three times more profitable than the industry average.
Mall of the Emirates personifies the popularity of fashion brands for both shoppers and retailers in the Middle East with 535 international retail brands, including over 80 luxury stores and around 160 international brands currently on the waiting list.