Urban Outfitters is finally set to open in Dubai, but hipsters will have to wait until 2019
There's an abundance of clothes shops here, sure. With Dubai being home to one of the biggest malls in the world (you know the one) we're not short of places to shop.
But... We still want more.
Yes, hipsters all over the UAE have been scratching their beards and twidling their man buns waiting for the arrival of Urban Outfitters in the Middle East. And finally, the day has come.
Almost. Because while the news has broken that an Urban Outfitters will open up shop in Dubai, it's come alongside the devastating revelation that shoppers will have wait until 2019 to set foot inside one of the quirky stores on Middle Eastern soil (sand).
The retro-inspired brand stocks men's and women's fashion as well as lifestyle and beauty products, and proves a profitable outlet across the USA and Europe with around 240 stores to date.
For its Middle Eastern expansion, the graphic-tees expert has been taken under the wing of Azadea Group. The company also manages Mango Man, Gap, Calzedonia and more.
On the acquirement, CEO Said G Daher said: "We are delighted to welcome Urban Outfitters to our growing family of brands. Delivering entertaining and exciting experiences for our customers is at the heart of what we do at Azadea.
"As there continues to be a high demand for experiential concepts, we believe Urban Outfitters will be very well received by our customers across the MENA region."
While we know the store will fling open its doors for vintage lovers in 2019, an exact date is yet to be announced.