Apple opens first Middle East outlets in UAE

A customer looks at products displayed during the opening day of an Apple store at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai on October 29, 2015US technology giant Apple launched its first two stores in the Middle East on Thursday, with hundreds flocking to their openings in the rich Gulf emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The new stores opened as the firm, the world’s biggest company by market value, seeks further growth in emerging markets, which saw a 63 percent increase in revenue for Apple in its last fiscal year. Some customers queued for hours outside the new Dubai store on the second floor of the Mall of the Emirates, including Omani Mahmud Jawad, who drove more than 400 kilometres (250 miles) from Muscat with a friend to attend the opening.

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