Apple’s latest retail store, and its third to open in the United Arab Emirates, will open on April 27. The store will be located in the fashionable Dubai Mall, marking another Apple Store opening in a prime retail location.
The store, which takes up a whole two floors in the prestigious shopping mall, will be open to the public a full seven days a week from 10am to 11pm Sunday to Wednesday. The only deviations will be a move to times of 10am to midnight Thursday to Saturday.
Since I work for one of their many APRs (Apple Premium Resellers) in the same mall, it will strike a huge blow on our sales, or so random people say.
I say the contrary, since, to get to the Apple Store, people have to go through us first. And I think that they will be way too busy, and crowded to be able to handle the mega flow of people coming in to get the so called Apple Experience.
Add to that the fact that Apple doesn’t provide any support without first registering for an appointment, which might take weeks, if not months. And let me tell you, from past and present experience that people hate it with passion, and always come back to us, since we provide service on the spot, and in case they require a phone/screen replacement, our service center only takes a max of a week to do so.
Bottom line is, I do not think that this will affect our business by much, if at all. I could be wrong, I hope I am not though. We will just sit back, wait and see.
The new UAE store may just have become our favorite out of them all, and there are some truly impressive Apple Stores around the globe. Not all can boast that kind of view out of the window, though!
And as if that wasn’t enough, the Dubai Mall Apple Store will apparently offer customers a great view of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 2,717 feet