With Tesla hoping to be at at 500,000 vehicles sold/run rate by the end of 2018, it's clear to us that the automaker will have to make its vehicles as globally available as possible.

Right now, one of the underserved areas for Tesla is in the Middle East.

Tesla hopes to change that soon with launches in Dubai and the UAE.

Tesla held the official launch event for the area on February 13th and orders are already being accepted.

UAE's Call For Tesla

UAE's Call For Tesla

Considering that Tesla currently has zero stores in the region, the automaker would perhaps run into a bit of trouble when deliveries of those ordered vehicles occur later this year.

Fear not though, as we've now received confirmation that Tesla is working to open its first store in Dubia on the Shiekh Zayed Road, considered one of the busiest streets in the region. The store will be where a Porsche dealership once sat (see image above for banner in front of store). The store is slated to open in "Summer 2017," just ahead of first deliveries.

Additionally, Tesla is already in the act of deploying both Superchargers and Destination chargers in the region.

Source: Arabian Business