American Girl is opening it's first stores outside of North America!
American Girl has partnered with Majid Al Futtaim to open American Girl stores all over the Middle East and North Africa. It's first store in the UAE will open in 2017!
Katy Dickson, the CEO of American Girl said this about the stores: "For 30 years, American Girl has been celebrating and encouraging girls to be their best with high-quality dolls and relevant characters, plus engaging books and entertainment. We’re thrilled to expand American Girl into the Middle East and bring our universally relevant mission - to be a trusted partner in building girls of strong character - to more girls, in more places. We’re equally excited to partner with the country’s leading shopping mall and retail pioneer Majid Al Futtaim to bring the American Girl experience to a whole new audience of girls and their families."
The Middle Eastern stores will feature the Doll Hair Salon, the Bistro and all the doll stuff we love! I wonder if the books will be translated into they're language...
Arabia, Trade. "Majid Al Futtaim Brings American Girl to Middle East." TradeArabia. N.p., 12 Dec. 2016. Web. 12 Dec. 2016. <http://www.tradearabia.com/news/RET_317905.html>.
AMERICAN GIRL TRIVIA: This is the first time American Girl will open a store outside of North America! COMMENT DISCUSSION QUESTION: Are you excited for this?
MY ANSWER: I don't care because I have a store 20 minutes away from my house and a Kohl's that sells AG dolls 1 minute away, but I know that DubaiDollGirl on YouTube will be psyched!