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Dubai Mall World’s Most-Visited Shopping and Leisure Destination

Dubai Mall World’s Most-Visited Shopping and Leisure Destination

The Dubai Mall became the world’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination in 2011, welcoming more than 54 million visitors, 15% up on 2010. Retail sales were about 35% up.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “This underlines Dubai’s premier position regionally and internationally and is a strong testament to the growing appeal of Dubai as a preferred tourism destination, and a compelling indicator of the robust performance of the city’s retail sector led by this trophy asset of Emaar.”

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NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

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