Apple is building a new retail store in the United Arab Emirates, launching soon in Abu Dhabi's Al Maryah Island and marking the company's fourth retail location in the region.
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Apple has reopened its greatly revamped retail store in Abu Dhabi in a prime corner location of the Yas Mall, doubling its size for “an expanded customer experience.”
Apple announced during yesterday's earnings call with Wall Street analysts and investors that its contactless mobile payments system is coming to customers in the United Arab Emirates, Denmark, Finland and Sweden before the end of this calendar year.
Spotlight Suggestions, a feature that recommends content from the Internet when searching with Spotlight on an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad with iOS 9.0+ or a Mac running OS X 10.11 El Capitan or later, has expanded to seven additional markets: Hong Kong, India, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and United Arab Emirates.
Counting these regions, Spotlight Suggestions are now available in a total of 26 major markets around the world, listed on Apple's iOS Feature Availability webpage.
A report Monday by the Khaleej Times says Apple will be opening the world's largest retail store in Dubai, the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with population of more than 2 million people.
In fact, not only will it file as the world's largest Apple Store, but also as UAE's very first Apple Store, too. Located at Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, the store is currently under construction and is expected to open doors to fans in August 2015. Dubai is a popular tourist destination known for its luxury goods market and high-profile shopping malls.