Outside of Istanbul, Turkey, Apple has no stores in the Middle East; yet, according to updated jobs listings on their website, Apple is indeed looking for employees in the United Arab Emirates for a few key retail positions. The most likely candidates for Apple stores are Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Apple is looking for workers to fit the descriptions of creative, expert, genius and store leader.
In a related development, Apple posted a listing in March to find a candidate who can forge ahead with retail hiring in the UAE.
Apple gets its products into the ME market via third party outlets and online shopping. Apple has had an online store in the UAE since 2011.
Exactly when and where consumers can expect to see these stores is still a mystery. Rumors are pointing to August 2014 for a possible opening date for Apple, while the Mall of the Emirates is a possible location for Apple’s first store.