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Robinsons department store opens in Riyadh

Robinsons was founded in Singapore more than a century ago, in 1858

Robinsons department store opens in Riyadh

Robinsons’ department store has opened in the Saudi capital of Riyadh following a successful opening in Dubai in March 2017, operator Al Futtaim Real Estate Group announced this week.

Robinsons’, which was founded in Singapore in 1858 – made its debut in the Middle East last year with the opening of a 20,000-square meter store in Dubai Festival City, a nature-inspired outlet designed by French botanist Patrick Blanc.

The opening came nearly a decade after Dubai-based Al-Futtaim Group acquired the rights to operate Robinsons’ department store in Singapore.

To mark the 160th anniversary of the store’s opening, Robinsons’ opened its Riyadh venue in the city’s Kingdom Centre.

Among those in attendance at the opening were Prince Al Waleed bin Talal, chairman of the board of Kingdom Holding Company, and Al Futtaim Group CEO Nasser Hassan Nassif.

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