Retail market in the Emirates set to hit AED 200 billion by 2017

The UAE’s retail market is expected to reach AED 200 billion by next year. Analysis by the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry projects that it will also grow by an average of 5% each year. Consumer spending is anticipated to continue rising, with total spending of over AED 750 million across many categories by 2017. According to national news agency WAM, retail and wholesale trade accounts for more than 11% of the UAE’s GDP.

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