This summer, UAE residents have a choice – Shop for 50-80% off on offers or catch a flight

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  • Date: 02-Jul-2021
  • Source: Gulf News
  • Sector: Retail
  • Country: UAE
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This summer, UAE residents have a choice – Shop for 50-80% off on offers or catch a flight

Dubai: Will the UAE have another record summer of shopping sales in the coming weeks? The answer to that lies in whether its residents plan to travel or not in the coming weeks. If they don't have any such plans, even for short breaks abroad, then retailers can expect another solid set of numbers – from stores and online - before the new season kicks off in September. Even if the eventual sales total ends up slightly lower than last year's, it would still constitute a big win. Dubai has opened its latest Summer Surprises, while in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, malls and retailers are lining up 50-80 per cent discounts for shoppers to indulge in one more shopping spree. "A location such as Al Zahia City Centre in Sharjah, which opened just recently, is recording brisk business despite the fact the entire mall hasn't opened," said Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating officer at Jacky's Electronics. Yet, local retailers have some competition to deal with – not from within the industry but from the many eye-catching from UAE's airlines. European destinations beckon as more countries allow return of flights on non-quarantine basis. Some retailers are hopeful that the resumption

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