a unique shopping destination with French heritage.

About Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is the largest department store in Dubai. Founded in Paris in 1893, Galeries Lafayette carries a rich heritage in retailing and fashion.

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Galeries Lafayette

the largest
department store in Dubai.

a unique shopping destination
with French heritage.


Open since 2009, Galeries Lafayette is a full-range, upscale department store located in the largest shopping mall in the Middle East, The Dubai Mall. With an enduring international reputation for quality, creativity and uniqueness, Galeries Lafayette has remained at the forefront of retailing in Dubai.

Galeries Lafayette differentiates itself from any other department store by offering a 360 degree shopping experience which includes womenswear, abayas, eveningwear, menswear, jewellery, kidswear, lingerie, luxury accessories and shoes, beauty, homeware, and lastly, Lafayette Gourmet: an international food hall offering a whole range of flavors from all over the world, thanks to 11 different kitchens.

  • 1894

    Opening of a store

    Opening of a store at 1 Rue Lafayette by Théophile Bader and Alphonse Kahn.

  • 1990

    Registration of trade mark

    Registration of trade mark "Aux Galeries Lafayette".

  • 1912

    Inauguration of the extensions

    Inauguration of the extensions to the flagship store at 40, Boulevard Haussmann, and of the Dome.

  • 1920

    in London.

    First store outside France, in London.

  • 1969

    Lafayette 2

    Opening of Lafayette 2 (today Lafayette Homme)

  • 1991

    Nouvelles Galeries

    Acquisition of Nouvelles Galeries, Cofinoga and BHV

  • 1996


    Opening of Galeries Lafayette in Berlin

  • 2001-2004


    Founding of Lafayette Maison

  • 2009


    Opening of Galeries Lafayette Dubai

  • 2013

    Jakarta and Beijing

    Opening stores in Jakarta and Beijing

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Covering a total area of 215,000 square feet of modern yet chic design, Galeries Lafayette is the biggest department store in Dubai, keeping the French fashion spirit truly alive in the shopping capital of the Middle East.


the Dubai Mall

Prime Location


The services offered by Galeries Lafayette include a unique loyalty card program with extensive benefits, personal shopping, complimentary tailoring, catering and home delivery services by Lafayette Gourmet, and much more.

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