Hong Kong’s Watsons further expands in Middle East with new UAE store

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Hong Kong-based leading health and beauty retailer, Watsons has launched its latest store at the popular Mirdiff City Centre Mall in UAE.

According to the company statement, the new store marks Watsons’ fifth store in UAE and seventh store in the Middle East region.

The company noted that “the store boasts over 200 brands from around the world, offering makeup, skincare, haircare to personal care catering to the ever-changing needs of the UAE beauty consumer.”

Furthermore, it provides an enhanced shopping experience with month-long exciting activations, free makeovers, and skincare consultations for UAE shoppers.

Mr. Jonathan Watts, General Manager of Watsons GCC at Al-Futtaim said that, “Watsons is committed to bringing coveted and affordable beauty and wellness international brands to customers in the GCC region.”

He noted that, “Watsons prides itself in providing beauty and skincare for modern beauty lovers across our O+O (Offline plus Online) channels, with free consultations and a carefully curated assortment of prestige products from international and exclusive brands; providing an engaging shopping environment for everyone to feel welcome and at ease.”

“We will continue to expand in the GCC to give beauty and skincare enthusiasts a quick and easy shopping experience both offline and online,” Mr. Watts further added.


Hong Kong-based Watsons is the leading O+O (Offline plus Online) health and beauty retailer in Asia. It is the flagship health and beauty brand of the A.S. Watson Group, which is majority-owned by CK Hutchison Holdings. The company currently operates over 8,000 stores and more than 1,500 pharmacies in 16 Asian and European markets.

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