First Macy’s outside US to open in Abu Dhabi

By admin Wednesday, 29 October 2014 8:00 PM

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The Al Tayer Group will open the region’s first Macy’s and second Bloomingdale’s store at Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Central.

It will be the first Macy's department store outside the US. This follows an agreement signed with Gulf Related, the developer of Al Maryah Central located on Al Maryah Island.

The stores are to open in 2018, and each will be spread over four levels. Macy’s will take up 205,000 square feet, while Bloomingdale’s will have 230,000 square feet. The first Bloomingdale’s in the region is at Dubai Mall.

Al Maryah Central will directly connect to the recently opened upscale destination, The Galleria.

The Al Tayer Group will operate more than 20 outlets at the location, bringing its total anchoring commitment to 520,000 square feet plus.

Macy's facts: 1858 - the year the original company, under the name of R. H. Macy & Co., was founded in Midtown Manhattan, New York. In 2013, Macy’s, Inc it had sales of $27.7 billion. As of January, there are more than 850 Macy’s outlets in the US, Puerto Rico and Guam.