The Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall will host the first Galeries Lafayette department store, France's leading fashion house and one of the top 100 global retailers. Galeries Lafayette at the Dubai Malls is developed trough a partnership between Emaar Malls Group LLC, Galeries Lafayette and Gard Investments. The department store will occupy
192 000 sq ft and is planned to open in the fourth quarter of 2008.
The Dubai Mall has, located within Downtown Burj Dubai, has carefully planned tenant mix that is guaranteed to offer world-class shopping experience to all visitors. The Galerie Lafayette department store will be the largest of it's kind in UAE.
Founded in the 1890s by Theophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn, Galeries Lafayette gained straight over the years through strategic acquisitions and expansion. It stays in tune with fashion by interpreting new lifestyle and trends. Galeries Lafayette is one of the top 100 global retailers and recorded a net sale of $ 3.18 billion in 2006. With a work force of 12 022 employees, Galerie Lafayette has 63 department stores and affiliated outlets worldwide.