Dubai: Dubai Retail, a subsidiary of Dubai Properties Group and a member of Dubai Holding, announced the opening of The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai's first and only outdoor retail avenue by the sea.

The 1.7 km long shopping promenade currently hosts nearly 170 retailers and is set to soon reach 305.

European fashion giant Zadig et Voltaire, Saks Fifth Avenue and Aiyanna of London are some of the top-range brands that have opened for business at the beachfront development.

In addition, several food and beverage stores such as Ruby Tuesday's, one of America's leading casual dining brands, have marked their entry into the region for the first time.

Other eateries that have opened shop at JBR's unique retail component include Chilis, Coco's, Da Shi Dai, Fashion Lounge, and Zaatar w Zeit.

Haiyan Mujarkech, CEO of Dubai Retail, said: "We regard the commencement of business at The Walk as a significant milestone as it is the first of a series of initiatives from Dubai Retail. This takes us a good step forward in our objective of creating distinctive destinations for Dubai's community that reflect rich overtones of an all-encompassing lifestyle."