M.H. Alshaya Co. opened its first Pottery Barn home furnishings retail store in the Middle East on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at Mirdif City Centre in Dubai. The 2,800 square metre store is located on the ground floor of the mall. Opening day activities included an inaugural ribbon cutting ceremony led by Mr. Mohammed Alshaya and Pottery Barn senior executives.
“There is a strong demand for outstanding home furnishings brands in the Middle East and we are delighted to have the opportunity to introduce Pottery Barn to the region,” said Mohammed Alshaya, Executive Chairman of M.H. Alshaya Co. “Pottery Barn is a well-loved and much respected brand in its home market and we know that consumers here in the Middle East will be very pleased with its unique collections, trend setting designs and customer-focused approach.”
“Our arrival into the region reflects our respect for the Middle East consumer as well as our confidence in the area’s economic potential,” said Laura Alber, President, Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “We are very excited to provide our Dubai customers with the same retail shopping experience that our customers have in the USA, and think they will be happy with what the store has to offer in the way of merchandise and service,” concluded Ms. Alber.
A premier home furnishings retailer in the USA, Pottery Barn was founded on the idea that home furnishings should be exceptional in comfort, quality, style and value. The Dubai store reflects this ethos and is organised according to lifestyle displays, designed to inspire customers and make shopping easy and enjoyable. There are destinations within the store dedicated to Living Rooms, Outdoor Spaces, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms and Bathrooms, as well as feature walls that will display Lighting, Rugs and Window Treatments. Focused displays on dinnerware, frames and candles will also be featured throughout the retail floor.
At the centre of the store is the Design Studio, a destination for customers to sit and discuss their furniture needs and plan their space with specially trained associates. The Design Studio houses fabric, wood and leather swatches so customers can see all the choices available to them. Furniture collection cards are also available to customers free of charge. These cards represent each Pottery Barn furniture collection and include product information such as measurements and all available finishes for the specific collection. The goal of Pottery Barn associates is to provide customers with all of the product information they need to feel confident about their choices.
“We aspire to exceed our customers’ expectations by providing them with a great deal of product knowledge. It has been our experience that if we give the customers all the information they request and they make an informed choice, they will be happy with their purchases and will keep coming back,” continued Alber.
Other in-store features and benefits include:
Pottery Barn Wedding & Gift Registry – Customers can schedule a complimentary appointment with a specially trained associate who can assist them with building their registry. Convenient scanners and complimentary gift wrap are also available.
Complimentary Design Classes – The ideal way to find design inspiration. Class size is limited, so be sure to call the store (+971-4-6062610) to confirm class times and reserve your space.
Website – Visit www.potterybarn.me for the most current seasonal catalog, information about store locations, hours of operation and in store products and services.
STORE LOCATION & HOURS:
Mirdif City Centre, Ground Floor
Connected to two major highways; Emirates Road and Tripoli Street
Hours of Operation