Alshaya got a franchising agreement to get the American eagle to the Middle east:

“The company, headquartered in Kuwait, plans to open a series of AE stores throughout the Middle East in the next several years, CEO Jim O’Donnell told investors in a conference call. American Eagle won’t have to invest any capital and will have minimal involvement in operations, he said, but the deal could generate “significant” returns. ” – SOURCE

“Alshaya will open a series of American Eagle Outfitters stores throughout the Middle East over the next several years. The first store is slated to open in early 2010.” – SOURCE


This entry was posted on Friday, June 12th, 2009 at 10:55 am

10 Responses to “American Eagle in Kuwait & Middle East”

  1. Mohammed says:

    This is really great news ! .. elfal 7q A&F ;p

  2. Dima says:

    i guess polos will be old stuff then. its all gonna be ae..

  3. Marzouq says:

    It was only a matter of time! And well done with the timing for the middle east!

  4. Ja says:

    AE > A&F

  5. Q80 In Denver says:

    Q80’s are hilarious! AE use the worst and cheapest fabrics that I saw .. ya3ne mal (Shalaih oo ye’7ob!) it’s like Old Navy! buy 4 t-shirts for $25 .. 7 KD! And here in Q8, people compare it side to side with A&F .. 7emdellah wel sheker!

  6. Noorah says:

    Both use awful fabric bas their tops are good as PJ’s 😛

    Personally, I want to see Urban Outfitters in Kuwait 🙁

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  8. Sweetie says:

    awesome !
    but i want to know where is it exactly in UAE > Emirates
    i mean what mall !!

  9. steve stone says:

    they will open on the 16th in Mirdiff Mall, not far from the Airport