Surge in tourism boosts Dubai's retail industry

01/22/2012 | Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)

Regional and international visitors accounted for a bit more than one-third of Dubai's Dh15.1 billion in retail and hospitality spending last year, with events such as the Dubai Shopping Festival proving a big draw, industry watchers say. "You need more tourism to create more jobs, more sales and that's what's happening in Dubai," said David Macadam, head of retail at Jones Lang Lasalle.

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