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Alshaya and Disney open the MENA region's first-ever Disney Store Shop-in-Shops in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai

An additional 26 locations to open across the region over the next month

The shop-in-shops carry a curated selection of Disney Store merchandise from the USA

The Walt Disney Company Middle East and Alshaya Group are bringing magic to the region, with the opening of the Middle East's first-ever Disney Store shop-in-shops. With six stores now officially open for business, the highly-anticipated shop-in-shops in Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai will transport visitors to the wonderful world of Disney.

John Hadden, Alshaya Group CEO, said: "We all grew up with Disney and we all have a favourite character. We are delighted that Alshaya Group has been able to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company Middle East to bring the magic of Disney, not only to a new generation, but also to life-long fans. We look forward to introducing these exciting new shop-in-shops to the region and hope to welcome customers back time after time."

Vice President and General Manager, Disney Consumer Products Southeast Asia, India & MENA, Dan Dossa, commented: "We are thrilled to see our Disney Store shop-in-shop concepts in the Middle East come to life and for the first time outside the Americas. At Disney, we are always looking for new ways to be closer to our fans, while delivering unforgettable retail experiences. With the help of Alshaya Group, these stores will connect children and families in the Middle East with their favorite Disney characters and stories, while allowing them to create new and long-lasting memories."

In Kuwait, a new flagship Disney Store shop-in-shop is open at The Avenues, inside the Alshaya-operated Debenhams. The flagship is joined by two more shop-in-shops, now open inside Mothercare stores at Fashion Way, Salmiya, and Souk Sharq.

Featuring a brand new store design unique to Disney Stores, each shop-in-shop includes a wide-range of products from your favorite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters and movies, all carefully curated for the region - including apparel, costumes, toys, and home goods. Whether it's the perfect gown for a special ball, or bare necessities for back-to-school, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

In the UAE, three Disney Store shop-in-shops have opened their doors. The stores are located inside Debenhams at Dubai's City Centre Mirdif and Abu Dhabi's The Galleria Al Maryah Island, and inside Mothercare at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi. Residents also have a flagship store to look forward to which is set to open this summer inside Debenhams at Dubai's Mall of the Emirates.

Over the next four weeks, an additional 26 locations are set to open across the region - in Kuwait and the UAE, as well as in Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

Company overview 

Alshaya Group is a dynamic family-owned enterprise, first established in Kuwait in 1890. With a consistent record of growth and innovation, Alshaya Group is one of the world's leading brand franchise operators, offering an unparalleled choice of well-loved international brands to customers.

Alshaya Group's portfolio extends across MENA, Russia, Turkey and Europe, with thousands of stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure destinations, as well as a growing online and digital business.

Operating in multiple sectors including Apparel, Food, Health & Beauty, Pharmacy, Home Furnishings and Leisure & Entertainment, Alshaya Group colleagues are united by a commitment to authentically deliver great customer service and brand experiences.

Fresh, modern and relevant, Alshaya's constantly evolving portfolio reflects the choices and lifestyle of its customers. From flagship stores and restaurants in prestige malls, through to local coffee shops, drive-thrus and online, Alshaya Group brings customers the brands they love in the places they want to be. Brands such as Starbucks, H&M, Mothercare, Debenhams, American Eagle Outfitters, P.F. Chang's, The Cheesecake Factory, The Body Shop, M.A.C, Victoria's Secret, Boots, Pottery Barn and KidZania.