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‘Dukkan Al Downtown’ at Emaar Boulevard in Downtown Dubai puts spotlight on business skills of youngsters

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, February 11 - 2012 @ 13:00

Inspired by the traditional name for small stores, ‘Dukkan Al Downtown’ is featured at Emaar Boulevard, the 3.5 km boulevard that winds through Downtown Dubai, described as ‘The Centre of Now.’

The fair will be held until March 3, daily from 4 to 10pm, and provides an outdoor shopping experience for visitors to the lifestyle destination with all products and services showcased by youngsters who are cutting their teeth in the world of retailing

Nasser Al Rafi, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Malls Group, said, “Small and medium businesses are the backbone of Dubai’s economy, with several of the SMEs driving our retail sector. Our support to Dukkan Al Downtown, which features products and services by youngsters, marks our commitment to promote their business skills and further support Dubai’s focus on fostering a culture of entrepreneurship.”

He said, “By hosting the event in Downtown Dubai, near The Dubai Mall, the world’s most visited shopping and leisure destination, they can interact with a wider audience and acquire real world business experience. Turning Emaar Boulevard into a lively outdoor retail environment gives visitors to Downtown Dubai the opportunity to discover new products and services.”

Divided in five zones, Dukkan Al Downtown features more than 34 businesses led by young, aspiring and start-up business owners. The products and services offered include perfumes, beauty products, food, accessories for ladies and children, and more. Visitors also have the opportunity to rent a bicycle and tour the Boulevard.

Located in the heart of the prestigious Downtown Dubai mixed-use development, The Dubai Mall is the largest shopping and entertainment destination in the world. The mall has 1,200 retail outlets, two anchor department stores and over 160 food and beverage outlets, in addition to a rich portfolio of leisure attractions.

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