In a momentous occasion on the 1st of November, King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah celebrated the grand opening of its new store, setting a remarkable benchmark for Saudi Arabia and contributing to the Vision 2030. This exciting venture is the result of a collaboration between Chalhoub Group, the visitor, and King Abdulaziz International Airport, and it marks the Chalhoub Group’s initial step into the world of travel retail in Saudi Arabia.
The new store, spanning an impressive 2,400 square meters, offers a wide variety of approximately 200 brands, encompassing various categories to cater to all types of travelers. The product categories featured include Fashion (for Men, Women, and Kids), Beauty (including Fragrances, Skincare, and Makeup), Confectionary, Toys, Souvenirs, Leather Goods, Jewelry, Eyewear, Luxury Gifting, and even Electronics, featuring the well known brand Dyson. In total, the store boasts an impressive collection of 20,000 stock-keeping units (SKUs).
The range of fashion brands available is equally impressive, featuring well-known names such as The Giving Movement, Gucci, Hermes, and many more. The beauty brands as well, consist of many different brands What sets this store apart and makes it truly unique are the exclusive offers and services tailored especially for the travelers and customers within the airport and with the presence of Dyson, making it the first duty-paid store to include this renowned brand. Additionally, the store also has a Jarir bookstore, providing travelers with access to a wide range of essential products.
The total list of brands includes:
3 AXIS: Carolina Herrera, Dior, Givenchy, Gucci, Guerlain, Hermes, Jo Malone, Killian, L’Occitane, MAC, Tom Ford, YSL
Fragrances: Burberry, Cavalli, Chloe, Chopard, Coach, Dunhill, Elie Saab, Hugo Boss, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Thierry Mugler, Valentino, Versace etc.
Makeup & Skincare: Makeup Forever, SCN, La Mer, La Prairie, Laura Mercier, Benefit, Clinique, Molton Brown
Confectionery: Ferrero, Mars, Mondelez, Nestle
Eyewear: Luxottica, Ray-Bans
Fashion: Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Guess, Michael Kors, Karl Lagerfeld, Lacoste, Kids Around, The Giving Movement
Gifting and Leather Goods: St Dupont, TUMI, U Boat
Jewelry: L’Azurde, Swarovski
The new store takes customer-centric services to a whole new level, offering tailor-made options designed to meet the needs of travelers. Brands like Chanel provide products specially crafted for travelers, ensuring convenience, compactness, and ease of carrying. Travelers can also find dedicated skincare packages tailored to their needs. Furthermore, the store offers additional amenities, including professional gift-wrapping services, perfect for travelers looking to purchase last-minute gifts for their destinations.
The store’s ambiance exudes luxury and tranquility, with a minimalist black-and-white aesthetic that creates an inviting atmosphere. Travelers and shoppers can leisurely explore the space, with a team of welcoming staff ready to assist and guide them. Whether you’re an adult or a child, there’s something for everyone in this extraordinary store.
The grand opening of King Abdulaziz International Airport’s new duty-paid store marks a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s journey towards becoming a global travel retail destination. With its extensive selection of brands and customer-focused services, it promises to redefine the travel shopping experience, making it a must-visit destination for all travelers passing through the airport.