Macy's, Inc. announced today that it will open the first overseas Bloomingdale's store in Dubai in 2010. The rollout is part of a strategic partnership with Al Tayer Group LLC, a leading UAE company with diversified businesses, including automotive, contracting, distribution and retail. One location, a three-level apparel and accessories store of about 146,000 sq. feet, and another, a one-level home store of approximately 54,000 sq. feet, will both anchor The Dubai Mall, set to open later this year as one of the world’s largest shopping centers. Both stores will be managed and operated by Al Tayer Insignia, a company of Al Tayer Group. Said Michael Gould, Chairman and CEO of Bloomingdale’s: “Our Dubai store will feature events, theater of retailing, visual excitement and outstanding contemporary luxury brands that customers associate with Bloomingdale’s. The Dubai store will allow us to serve existing customers who are frequent world travelers. In addition, a prominent location in The Dubai Mall will help introduce Bloomingdale’s to new shoppers and allow us to build new international customer relationships.”