John Lewis is coming to Dubai
The master of department stores and weepy Christmas ads is bringing homeware to the UAE
If you love English stores as much as we do...prepare to be EXCITED. The daddy of department stores, John Lewis, is coming to the Dubai Festival City Mall from next year.
This was confirmed by the Al-Futtaim Group, the agreement states that John Lewis will have a shop-in-shop area in the Robinsons department store which is also due to open next year. At 1,500 sq ft, the John Lewis outlet will be the UK retailer’s largest overseas shop-in-shop.
Al Futtaim Group said: "John Lewis will be doubling its product assortment compared to its existing international collaborations, offering Dubai Festival City Mall’s shoppers its label furniture, cookware, textiles, glassware and nursery products in addition to the retailer’s household bed, bath, living and gifting assortments."
Ok, so it's not a whole full-on John Lewis store...but it's a good start!
Send a message welcoming @JohnLewis to Dubai for the laugh!
There is a guy in the US named John Lewis who has the Twitter handle, and famously fields questions all the time, as he is confused by users with the official @johnlewisretail Twitter handle. So let's all head over to his profile and welcome him to Dubai #LovinDubai style!