Borders Group is an international bookseller based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States. It was the second-largest bookstore chain in the United States (after Barnes & Noble) in 2005, selling a wide variety of books, CDs, DVDs, periodicals, as well as gifts and stationery. Borders opened its first store in the Middle East region in November 2006 in Dubai in a bid to corner the UAE’s bookstore market. The move is in partnership with the Al Maya group, a diversified corporation headquartered in the UAE.The store, in Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates, stock over 65,000 titles in English, Arabic, French and German, and will also carry hundreds of magazines and newspapers, and a wide selection of stationery items. In addition, it features a Starbucks Coffee store that will serve its trademark beverages and food items.