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Clothing firms cash in on the United Arab Emirates 1 Jun 2007

The clothing market in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is experiencing stellar growth on the back of rising consumer spending, a surge in tourists, and 145% growth in retail space as new malls and shopping centres spring up. Paul Cochrane reports from Dubai.

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Huntsman in Middle East polyurethanes investment 30 May 2018

Chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation is to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai in a move it says will allow it to leverage its development and production know-how in polyester polyol and polyol blends for the flexible foam and footwear markets.

Amazon makes Middle East move with buy 29 Mar 2017

Online retail giant Amazon is making its move on the Middle East with the acquisition of Dubai-based online shopping retailer

Asics eyes Middle East growth with new Dubai subsidiary 13 Mar 2017

Japanese sporting goods giant Asics Corporation has opened a subsidiary in Dubai as part of plans to grow its business in the Middle East, replicating the brand's success in Europe.

Splash to use Dow's anti-odour technology 16 Feb 2017

Splash, the Middle East's largest fashion retailer, is collaborating with Dow Microbial Control to offer advanced odour and freshness protection to a number of its apparel performance products using Dow's Silvadur technology. 

First apparel size and fit project in the Middle East 24 Feb 2015

Fashion retailers Splash and Iconic have launched their first ‘fit’ accredited ranges following what is thought to be the first ever garment sizing, fit and development project carried out in the Middle East.

UAE: House of Fraser opens first international flagship 25 Oct 2013

UK department store retailer House of Fraser is to open its first international flagship store in the United Arab Emirates with franchise partner Retail Arabia International.

MIDDLE EAST: Hawes & Curtis makes first franchise move 12 Aug 2013

UK shirt maker Hawes & Curtis is set to enter the Middle East through a US$5m franchise deal with Korath Holding.

MIDDLE EAST: Cherokee launches in partnership with Max 18 Jun 2013

Cherokee has launched in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait through an exclusive deal with the Max retail chain.

UAE: Cos to open first Dubai store 14 Jan 2013

H&M-owned brand Cos is set to open its first store in Dubai through a franchise agreement with MH Alshaya.

UAE: Campaign to drive uptake of "Cool Wool" fabrics 21 Dec 2012

A campaign to extend the wool selling season by driving sales in hot climates has launched at the the Middle East at the Dubai Mall and is set to be joined by a number of tailors and retailers over the coming months.