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France's Galeries Lafayette to open in Dubai in 2 weeks

EXCLUSIVE: Paris-based multiple store to start UAE operations at the Dubai Mall.

France's famous department store Galeries Lafayette will soon open its first store in Dubai within the next two weeks, Arabian Business can reveal.

The iconic French brand will start its UAE operations at the Dubai Mall. The mall is the Emaar Mall group's flagship development and one of the world's largest shopping, lifestyle and entertainment destinations.

Founded in 1893, Galeries Lafayette is one of the biggest retail store in Paris and its elite clientele has included the likes of Prince Charles and former US president Bill Clinton.

The store also has branches in New York and Berlin.

According to its website, Galeries Lafayette is a multiple store complex and home to scores of famous luxury brands. It also serves as a launching pad for young and upcoming designers.

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