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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The city with the world’s tallest building now has one more claim to fame: the only Bloomingdale’s outside the United States.
Dubai’s crown prince inaugurated the first international branch of the Manhattan institution, famous for its “big brown bag” totes, in the Middle East’s biggest shopping mall Sunday.
Bloomie’s Dubai outpost includes a 13,600 square metre clothing and accessories store and a nearby 5,000 square metre home furnishings store.
Both stores are in the Dubai Mall, next to the world’s tallest tower, Burj Khalifa.
The Dubai Bloomingdale’s is a 270 million dirham ($73.4 million) joint venture between the department store chain’s Cincinnati-based parent, Macy’s, and Dubai retailer al-Tayer Insignia.