Official Apple Shop opening in Mall of the Emirates?

By on March 11, 2011
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On March 16th you can go for a shopping spree.

Virgin Megastores were one of the first companies to introduce Apple products in the UAE, followed by many retailers bringing out Apple products by the droves into the market. Obviously UAE residents have always had to pay an unfair premium on all Apple products, except the iPhone 4 which was officially launched here with some pretty decent data packages by du and Etisalat last year.

Since then, longer than that actually, everybody who’s ever wanted an Apple product and not be ripped off by the high street retailers here, or get their products stuck at customs, has been wanting an official Apple store in the UAE. Well then, you’ll be happy to know that Virgin will be bringing the first official Apple Shop in Mall of the Emirates.

The Apple Shop will open its doors on 16th March and Virgin will be giving out vouchers for Macbook and iMac buyers. Furthermore, it has been confirmed that a 10% discount will be given for all purchases made on March 16th. What’s also interesting is that the Apple Shop will also have fully trained technical experts on station to help you out with any and all of of your Apple products.

No word yet on whether the iPad 2 will also be released with the launch of the store, but rest assured you’ll be updated the moment we hear of it.


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  • Magnus Nystedt

    It’s not an “official Apple Store”, that has already been denied by Apple. It’s an “Apple Shop”, store within the store concept.

  • Sumeet Aggarwal
  • Abbas Jaffar Ali

    We have replaced the word “Store” with “Shop” as thats what it is

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