The 2010 RECon Middle East and North Africa is opening in Dubai -- an area that is attracting large numbers of retailers, according to a survey by CB Richard Ellis that was released at ICSC's European Conference. Dubai itself is leading the area, having placed second among world retail cities, just behind London. "Although they are being cautiously optimistic, developers and retailers are clearly very busy again in this region," says Michael P. Kercheval, ICSC's president and CEO. "It's evident in what we're reading everywhere, and it's certainly evident in what we're hearing and seeing here."

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