Apple’s first Middle East Store to open in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates on March 16th

“It took long enough, but Virgin Megastore has finally answered UAE-based Apple fanboy’s calls and will be opening the region’s first official Apple Store next week,” Thomas Shambler reports for Stuff Middle East.

“The store, in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, will be 100% Apple, we’re told, complete with Apple staff and know-it-all Geniuses,” Shambler reports.

Shambler reports, “It’s a real boon for Apple-lovers in the UAE, who in the past have had to deal with extra-long waits for Cupertino’s latest toys or suffer the hugely-inflated prices on the grey market.”

Read more in the full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews readers too numerous to mention individually for the heads up.]


  1. Ah, the super-over-priced Virgin stores in Dubai. Are they going to fix their ridiculous margins too? Prices don’t even come close to anything acceptable. $175 for an Airport Express… please go away Virgin.

  2. So why is Apple answering “fanboys” calls and not customer’s calls. If it was anyone else would he have referred to them as “fanboys” or customers? I really resent the references to Apple customers as only either fanboys or cultists.

    1. Jews are allowed. Israilies not. Jews are e en allowed in Saudi all the time, had abusiness meeting with one last week. And back in 1984 my professor J. King of UofM lived there and worked for a full year, he loved it, he said.

      Arabs are at war with Israel, not Jews. There is adiffernce.

      During my schooling in Egypt my best friend was a Jew Egyptian, no big deal, that was 1975.

      And the fact is Arabs are Sematic too. Look at Arabs of southern Saudi Arabia and Yemen: case study Sematic features. You can’t get any more Sematic than this, unlikemany of the blonde blue eyed Israilies.

      You guys think we hate Jews, not at all. Islam refer to Jews as “peoe of the book” we can inter marry and accept there hospitality and eat there food, things we can’t do with Hindu, for example.

      You hated the Nazis and South Africa’s former racist government who all claimed to act by Gods will, dose that mean you hate christians? We hate terrorists who claim to act by Gods will, does that mean we hate an entire group of people or nation?

  3. jews are , but not israelites? what joke! how insulting is that? From now on muslims can come to the USA, but not if you’re from UAE. That sounds stupid doesn’t it?

  4. Am I the only other person in Dubai who thinks that the Virgin Mega Store is way too over-priced? All products are almost 3 times that one would get on Or, am I missing something here???

    No thanks, I would rather buy from Sharaf DG or Carrefour!

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