“The United Electronics Company, better known as eXtra, has announced the opening of Apple’s first new generation stores in Saudi Arabia,” Andy Sambidge reports for Arabian Business. “The Apple outlets will be located in eXtra’s shops in Riyadh and Al Khobar, the retailer said in a statement. “The Apple store openings follow successful three-year collaboration between the two companies, the statement added.”
“Apple will continue to provide the kingdom with products and solutions along with expert guidance from staff,” Sambidge reports. “A wide range of Apple accessories will be available at eXtra’s outlets in Riyadh (Alworood) and Al Khobar (Al Rakka).”
“Separately, the new Apple store planned for Dubai is expected to open in February next year, according to reports,” Sambidge reports. “Earlier this year, Apple confirmed plans to open a store in the region, which was underlined by a series of job listings for stores in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The new store in the Mall of Emirates is expected to be its biggest outlet in the world, bigger than its current flagship outlet – the 23,000 sq ft Grand Central Store in New York.”
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