Dubai's John Lewis to open March 29

British department store to open inside Singapore's Robinsons at Dubai Festival City

One year on since Time Out Dubai announced British department store John Lewis would open its first outlet in the region, a date for the launch has been revealed. On Wednesday March 29, the brand will finally open its doors to shoppers at Dubai Festival City inside hugely popular Singaporean store Robinsons.

Spread across 15,000 square feet, it will be the brand's largest overseas outlet, and will feature own-label furniture, cookware, textiles, glassware, bed, bath, living and gifting goodies.

John Lewis is perhaps best known outside the UK for its iconic Christmas advertising campaigns, which every year are looked forward to nearly as much as Coca Cola's offering.

The brand has 46 outlets across Britain and has developed from homeware retail to offering anything from insurance to wedding plans.

It first launched on the legendary Oxford Street in Central London 150 years ago. Al-Futtaim, who are behind the decision to launch in Dubai, also confirmed the brand will spring up in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, soon.

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