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Dunhill plans expansion in UAE

Luxury men's retailer Alfred Dunhill has unveiled plans to expand its presence in the UAE, The National has reported. The company said it plans to open one or two stores in Abu Dhabi, and is in "quite advanced talks" with an unnamed Dubai mall operator to open a branch of Dunhill's food and beverage outlet, Alfie's, in the next few months. Dunhill's revenues in Dubai, where it has two stores, had doubled in the past two years after the company split with its franchise partner Rivoli, Jason Beckley, the marketing director at Dunhill said.