UAE Luxury Goods Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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Luxury goods, also known as upmarket goods, refer to those products which are costlier and are often bought by individuals that have a higher disposable income. These goods largely depend on marketing and promotions in order to communicate brand values. Currently, UAE represents one of the most attractive markets for luxury goods amongst the Middle Eastern countries. According to the latest report by IMARC Group, titled UAE Luxury Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, the UAE luxury goods market reached a value of US$ 9.7 billion in 2017. 

The growth of the UAE luxury goods market can be highly accredited to the fact that there is a notable population of wealthy and ultra-rich consumers in the region who are willing to spend millions for lavish items. The wealthy residents of the country spend billions of dirhams to purchase posh designer clothes, shoes, cars, etc. Apart from this, the booming travel and tourism industry has helped UAE to become the largest shopping destination in the Middle Eastern region. This remains another force which is further broadening the growth prospects for luxury goods in the region. Moreover, the emergence of e-commerce has provided an easy access to product-related information and prices online at any given point of time. This has further contributed towards the overall growth of the UAE luxury market. However, global economic uncertainty, unstable oil prices and political unrest in the region represent some of the major challenges that may hamper the market growth. Looking forward, the market value is projected to reach around US$ 14.9 billion by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of more than 7.4% during 2018-2023.

UAE Luxury Goods Market Trends

Market Summary:

  • Based on the type, the market has been segmented into travel and hospitality, luxury cars, personal luxury goods, food and drinks and others. Currently, travel and hospitality dominates this market followed by luxury cars, personal luxury goods, and food and drinks.
  • On the basis of gender, males accounted for a higher spending compared to females.
  • Based on the distribution channel, the UAE luxury market has been segmented into mono-brand stores, multi-brand stores, online stores and others.


This report provides a deep insight into the UAE luxury market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the UAE luxury industry in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the UAE luxury market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What is the breakup of the UAE luxury market on the basis of product types?
  • What is the breakup of the UAE luxury market on the basis of gender?
  • What is the breakup of the UAE luxury market on the basis of distribution channels?
  • What is the value chain of the UAE luxury industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the UAE luxury industry?
  • What is the competitive structure of the UAE luxury industry and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the UAE luxury industry?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    UAE Luxury Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Type
    5.4    Market Breakup by Gender
    5.5    Market Breakup by Distribution Channel
    5.6    Market Forecast
    5.7    SWOT Analysis
        5.7.1    Overview
        5.7.2    Strengths
        5.7.3    Weaknesses
        5.7.4    Opportunities
        5.7.5    Threats
    5.8    Value Chain Analysis
    5.9    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.9.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.9.4    Degree of Competition
        5.9.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.9.6    Threat of Substitutes
6    Market Performance by Type
    6.1    Travel and Hospitality
    6.2    Luxury Cars
    6.3    Personal Luxury Goods
    6.4    Food and Drinks
    6.5    Others
7    Market Performance by Gender
    7.1    Male
    7.2    Female
8    Market Performance by Distribution Channel
    8.1    Monobrand Stores
    8.2    Multibrand Stores
    8.3    Online
    8.4    Others
9    Competitive Landscape
    9.1    Market Structure
    9.2    Key Players

List of Figures

Figure 1: UAE: Luxury Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: UAE: Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Billion), 2010-2017
Figure 3: UAE: Luxury Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 4: UAE: Luxury Market: Breakup by Gender (in %), 2017
Figure 5: UAE: Luxury Market: Breakup by Distribution Channel (in %), 2017
Figure 6: UAE: Luxury Market Forecast: Value Trends (in US$ Billion), 2018-2023
Figure 7: UAE: Luxury Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: UAE: Luxury Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: UAE: Luxury Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: UAE: Luxury Market (Travel and Hospitality): Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 11: UAE: Luxury Car Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 12: UAE: Personal Luxury Goods Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 13: UAE: Food and Drinks Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 14: UAE: Other Segments: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 15: UAE: Male Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 16: UAE: Female Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 17: UAE: (Mono-Brand Stores) Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 18: UAE: (Multi-Brand Stores) Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 19: UAE: (Online) Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023
Figure 20: UAE: (Other Distribution Channels) Luxury Market: Sales Value (in US$ Million), 2010, 2017 & 2023

List of Tables

Table 1: UAE: Luxury Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: UAE: Luxury Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Table 3: UAE: Luxury Market Forecast: Breakup by Gender (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Table 4: UAE: Luxury Market Forecast: Breakup by Distribution Channels (in US$ Million), 2018-2023
Table 5: UAE: Luxury Market: Competitive Structure
Table 6: UAE: Luxury Market: Key Players


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