Video: Dubai Mall's decade-long contribution to economy assessed

Wed 14 Nov 2018 11:00 AM GST
The Dubai Mall will host a month-long extravaganza of events from November 4-28 to celebrate its 10th birthday. Emaar Malls' flagship brand has welcomed more than 80 million annual visitors for the past four years - making it the most popular and visited mall in the world.

Emaar said that over the past decade, The Dubai Mall has created over 10,000 jobs. Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar Properties and board member of Emaar Malls, said: “The economic impact of The Dubai Mall to the UAE’s economy has been wide-ranging. Transforming not just the retail sector but also creating new referral points in leisure, entertainment and hospitality, the mall has also played a defining role in positioning Dubai as a global fashion capital."

In this edition of Inside AB, Bernd Debusmann and Sruthi Nair take a look back at the decade-long contribution that The Dubai Mall has made to the city's economy and ask what Emaar has planned for its future in an age of e-commerce, AI and other new technologies.

(Source: Arabianbusiness.com YouTube channel)