• Amongst Few

    Amongst Few

    While the city isn't short of elaborate and feminine fashion brands, streetwear collection Amongst Few, founded Florian Moser and Michael Taylor, is inspired by the traditional Emirati philosophy of s...

  • Antonio Marras

    Antonio Marras

    Abundance and decadence encapsulate this Italian ready-to-wear brand incorporating playful and daringly bold prints. Maximalist fashion designer, Antonio Marras’ collections exhibit edge with layering...

  • Bambah

    Bambah

    This multifaceted store, just opposite Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah originally started out as a vintage shop, stocking one-off items, mainly from the 70s, 80s and 90s. Now housing the elegant owner and desig...

  • Bliss

    Bliss

    This in-house and online flower store provides a fresh selection of blooms with a skilled team of florists creating clean, balanced arrangements to your taste. Whether you require a personal gift, or...

  • Bloomingdale's

    Bloomingdale's

    This famous “Big Brown Bag” department store is set over three levels and includes beauty, fragrances, jewellery, womenswear, menswear, kids, bridal, shoes and accessories. Bloomingdale's Home is situ...

  • Book World by Kinokuniya

    Book World by Kinokuniya

    A booklover’s Utopia. This gargantuan temple of wisdom houses thousands of books and international magazines, from fiction to autobiographies, encyclopaedias, language training, as well as cute Japane...

  • Boom & Mellow

    Boom & Mellow

    One of the first high-end accessories boutiques in Dubai (opened it's doors in 2005), a petite, shabby-chic space with charming accessories, fashion items and jewellery; from statement bulk internatio...

  • Boutique 1

    Boutique 1

    One of Dubai’s first fashion forward boutiques, stocking contemporary designer brands including Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, and 3.1 Phillip Lim as well as local names like KAGE...

  • Boxpark

    Boxpark

    This 1.2km stretch on Al Wasl Road is a concept taken from several cosmopolitan cities, including London's hipster haven, Shoreditch. Made up of 220 shipping containers, Boxpark's urban design gives i...

  • The Card Co

    The Card Co

    Launched in 2011, this fine stationary specialist offers an extensive collection of luxury wedding invitations, table planners, silk folders, wax seals, wrapping and other tailored accessories, to cus...

  • The cARTel

    The cARTel

    While Dubai is not short of designer boutiques, this concept breathes creative life into the citys fashion scene. The cARTel, located in the heart of D3, showcases a host of new, upcoming and avant-ga...

  • The Change Initiative

    The Change Initiative

    So you're thinking to yourself, “I would love to compost but where am I going to find the supplies necessary in the desert?” Here enters The Change Initiative, packed full of products that help you li...

  • Chez Charles

    Chez Charles

    Importing quality food from around the world, with a diverse range of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, offal and meats, including Australian Wagyu, milk fed veal, sweetbreads, guinea fowl, snails, oysters...

  • Cities

    Cities

    Owner Hazem K. Aljesr first launched Cities in Riyadh in 2006, a brazen design and accessories store that houses colourful and creative lifestyle products. Each addition to the Cities collection is ha...

  • City Walk

    City Walk

    Bringing together an array of dining and shopping amenities within one convenient, outdoor lifestyle concept. City Walk offers a range of al fresco restaurants, fashion brands and more including Cherr...

  • Closet Case

    Closet Case

    Promoting new talent from their Brewer Street, London location, online shop and now, Dubais Design District, this independent menswear store stocks avant-garde Japanese designs and up-and-coming Europ...

  • The Coco Ville

    The Coco Ville

    Sweet-toothed foodies take note, as The Coco Ville, on Jumeirah Beach Road, produces some of the finest hand-made chocolates in the city. Founded by Emirati Aysha Al Hashimi, who swapped her job at a...

  • The Collective

    The Collective

    A collection of lifestyle and homeware brands all under one roof, carefully curated by regional success story Ripe and founder Becky Balderstone, The Collective is housed in the tranquil Courtyard of...

  • Comicave

    Comicave

    Comicave is one of the largest comic and collectables stores in the world. The concept is set across 17,000 sqft crammed with over 5,000 titles, high-end collectables and hard-to-find movie memorabili...

  • Comptoir 102

    Comptoir 102

    Acquainting Jumeirah with Parisian bohemian chic, this peaceful environment and yummy mummy hangout focuses on interior design, fashion accessories and food. Set just off Jumeirah road, the airy sanct...

  • Conscious Fashion

    Conscious Fashion

    The conscious fashion movement is improving its game; here's a list of some of the Middle East's most ethical and sustainable brands for 2017......

  • Corcel Collective

    Corcel Collective

    A bike shop and concept store selling streetwear fashion, trainers and accessories. Creating cool rides and tailoring them to your specifications, adding optional bespoke touches; neon chains, vintage...

  • Cottage Chic

    Cottage Chic

    This JBR store has stood the test of time, selling a whimsical collection of shabby-chic bedroom, kitchen and bathroom furniture and accessories. Cottage Chic is a treasure trove of sumptuous, romanti...

  • DAS Collection

    DAS Collection

    One of Dubai's biggest fashion success stories after London's Harrods stocking their ready-to-wear line, DAS Collection— by Emirati sisters Reem and Hind Beljafla— is the place to head for fashion-for...

  • Debauve & Gallais

    Debauve & Gallais

    Chocolatiers of French Royalty, Debauve & Gallais bathes in hues of powder-pink velvet and Louis XVI opulence. The trademark blue, grey and gold embossed box— once handmade exclusively for the French...

  • Deborah Henning

    Deborah Henning

    Having honed her skills at brands such as Sass & Bide and Alexander McQueen, Henning launched her namesake debut collection in Dubai. A mix of playful/androgynous womenswear, this subtle and sensual l...

  • Deira Old Souk & Spice Souk

    Deira Old Souk & Spice Souk

    Slip beneath the arches of the wind towers on the Deira side of the Creek and nip into Dubai’s largest and oldest souk. Here you will find a bit of everything, from toys to spices. CP Tip: The best...

  • Designer 24

    Designer 24

    Here's how it works… Choose a dress online from a selection of their designers; including Marchesa, Herve Leger and Alex Perry. Receive a free delivery of two sizes freshly cleaned and steamed (see wh...

  • The Design Shop By s*uce

    The Design Shop By s*uce

    A wonder-world and infallible one-stop-shop, for quirky and unique gifts, many of which you will not find anywhere else in the city. The lifestyle offering totes a nice selection of regional and inter...

  • Donna Hourani

    Donna Hourani

    Ethically sourced, high quality, natural gemstones in vermeil and 18 karat gold make up Donna Hourani’s fine jewellery range. Natural shapes are created to flow with the delicacy of the female form, w...

  • D.tales

    D.tales

    Good for contemporary designer objects and personal accessories, for the home as well as the office. This Scandinavian company offers interesting brands like Muuto, Kllemo and One Nordic, with up and...

  • The Dubai Mall

    The Dubai Mall

    It can be a mission to simply get from one end to the other in the worlds largest mall. But touch screen maps and golf buggies are at hand for the weak and weary. From Valentino to Topshop, homewear,...

  • Dumyé

    Dumyé

    Perfect for gifts, each handcrafted Dumy rag doll can be customised by you; choose the style, look and purpose by creating a personal message for the Purpose Pocket. Toting karmic goodness, all items...

  • Eataly

    Eataly

    This luxury food court/ modern market/ culinary learning centre, is comprised of a variety of food and beverage stations, dining locations, a bakery and retail items. First opened in Turin Italy, in J...

  • Eddie Handmade

    Eddie Handmade

    Named after a playful Jack Russell (whose silhouette also stars as the labels motif) this London based, leather accessories brand focuses on simple and classic designs made with quality hides. From wa...

  • The Emperor 1688

    The Emperor 1688

    An innovative luxury menswear brand that prides itself on using some of the finest fabrics sourced from European mills. Founded by three brothers in 2007, Babak, Haman and Farhan Golkar united their t...

  • The Entertainment Design Co.

    The Entertainment Design Co.

    This luxury invitation house creates bespoke invitations and personalised stationery for the most discerning clientele across the globe, with flagship stores in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata....

  • Frame

    Frame

    Featuring mostly up-and-coming Japanese designers, this lifestyle, fashion and Nordic coffee shop caters to Millennials who aim to avoid the malls and are more likely to pickup a stylish wardrobe, gif...

  • Garderobe

    Garderobe

    The brainchild of ex-Harvey Nichols buyer Micha Maatouk, Garderobe is well-stocked with ‘pre-loved’ and designer clothes and accessories from Micha’s well-connected friends. We’ve found some brilliant...

  • Global Village

    Global Village

    Open usually from November 1st to March 31st. This huge, open-air global marketplace is home to endless ‘world’ stalls selling native produce, as well as fairground rides, a myriad of street food outl...

  • Gold and Diamond Park

    Gold and Diamond Park

    If you can’t deal with the hustle of the Gold Souks this is a welcomed substitute. Jewellery shops galore conveniently situated under one air-conditioned roof including the Dubai-favourite Cara Jewels...

  • Gold Souk

    Gold Souk

    The city’s famous Gold Souk, considered one of the largest gold bazaars in the Middle East. A maze of alleys behind the main arcade crammed with souvenirs and ethnic traditional costume jewellery. If...

  • Harvey Nichols

    Harvey Nichols

    From Isabel Marant to Balmain, Maison Martin Margiela, Givenchy, Marni, Dolce & Gabbana, Chloé, Dries Van Noten, DSquared, Paul Smith and Lanvin. Harvey (as the locals call it) is a one-stop shop for...

  • Hautletic

    Hautletic

    Their "mission is to provide high performance style conscious activewear." An all-encompassing lifestyle brand, Hautletic sells stylish active attire by some of the world's coolest fashion-fitness nam...

  • HKD – Hooked

    HKD – Hooked

    Designer Farah Nasri, combines 3D printing technology and the geometrics of hoops and futuristic forms, taking inspiration from Middle Eastern henna art and tribal embellishments. Her wearable collect...

  • Home Bakery

    Home Bakery

    This Dubai born and raised caf serves undoubtedly some of the best cookies in town (think chewy, melt-in-your-mouth bites of heaven). Also on the menu are seven types of the elusive cronut (Nutellas a...

  • The Hot Box Kit

    The Hot Box Kit

    This online boutique features colourful and affordable workout gear. When yoga and dance instructor Hannah Hales moved to Dubai in 2009 and couldnt find any cool workout gear in the city, she decided...

  • House of Prose

    House of Prose

    A quirky second-hand bookshop offering a 50% buy back in cash for books purchased from the store. Find everything from fiction to biographies and pre-loved classics. For those who love the process of...

  • The Hummingbird Bakery

    The Hummingbird Bakery

    This West London bakery was first born in Notting Hill in 2004 when cupcakes were virtually unheard of in the UK. Today The Hummingbird Bakery has several cookbooks and numerous branches worldwide. A...

  • Ikon House

    Ikon House

    Anyone with a deep interest in Scandinavian and mid-century modern furniture, needs know about Ikon House. Stocking authentic, iconic pieces and lighting from the likes of Eames, Arne Jacobsen, Poul K...

  • The Jewel Teller

    The Jewel Teller

    Drawing inspiration from cultural influencers and art movements of the 20th century, this jewellery studio set in Al Quoz presents hand-sculpted pieces, often revisiting Art Deco, Art Nouveau and Retr...

  • JNBY

    JNBY

    A modern, all natural womens wear brand, creating apparel and accessories produced using raw, organic materials, with over 600 stores worldwide. Their modern and clean designs reflect their South East...

  • Karama Market

    Karama Market

    This famous market has been around since Dubais malls first started to sprout. You will find real, genuine fakes here, replicated from international designer brands. The most realistic pieces are not...

  • Kitsch Cupcakes

    Kitsch Cupcakes

    Launched by childhood friends Dalia Dogmoch and Racil Chalhoub. The pair first developed their Kitsch concept store in Beirut. Then, with a desire to share the love with their little bites of heaven,...

  • Lafayette Gourmet

    Lafayette Gourmet

    With eight kitchens and in-house dining, this famous department stores food gallery caters to a range of tastes; options include antipasti and wood fired pizza, Indian curries, fresh Mediterranean sal...

  • La Tarteliere

    La Tarteliere

    French gourmet tarts exclusively home and office delivered, with a convenient order online service. Whether youre a veggie (try La Mediterranene and La Nantaise), fancy tuna with a twist of Caribbean...

  • LE66

    LE66

    The largest concept store in Paris, LE66 first set routes on the Champs Elyses and is known for its unique affordable luxury approach, housing iconic, as well as innovative new fashion labels and a di...

  • Level Shoe District

    Level Shoe District

    The worlds biggest footwear destination 96,000 Sq feet to be exact. Feed your footwear fetish with an unparalleled collection of womens and mens shoes; by brands like Prada, Maison Martin Margiela, Lo...

  • Maison Des Fleurs

    Maison Des Fleurs

    Modern and elegant, Maison Des Fleurs creates whimsical romanticism inspired by classic French design in their signature box. Whether for your wedding day, to prettify your home or a welcomed present,...

  • Mall of the Emirates

    Mall of the Emirates

    Housing everything you need, from Harvey Nichols and Gucci to an Apple store and largest Carrefour supermarket in the city. Featuring over 500 international brands, from fashion to furnishings, electr...

  • Marina Home

    Marina Home

    With several stores dotted around the city (Al Barsha being the largest) this furniture shop is a reliable source for home interiors. Stocks mostly new, but also some reclaimed and antique items; incl...

  • Market & Platters

    Market & Platters

    One of the first guides to discover this little haven, we cant get enough. A European-style grocery providing a good selection of international cheeses and uber-fresh seafood display with live tanks,...

  • Mauzan

    Mauzan

    One of the citys favourite abaya boutiques, Mauzan sells elaborately embellished, velvet garments as well as chic and simple luxury ready-to-wear and bespoke national dress, with contemporary and fash...

  • Meena Bazaar

    Meena Bazaar

    Landing a parking space in this busy, built-up area is like spotting a Jumeirah Jane at Bombay Chowpatty. Home to textiles, ethnic jewellery shops and Pakistani and Indian clothing stores, as well as...

  • Milk & Honey

    Milk & Honey

    100% home-grown in Dubai, this gourmet grocer really does articulate all things milk and honey. Fresh produce, breads, organic super foods, hampers, cheeses and a naughty selection of cakes, fondues a...

  • Mirzam

    Mirzam

    Made in Dubai, Mirzam creates chocolate in-house; the process can be observed and items may be bought in their warehouse and mixing facility in Al Quoz. Using beans from mostly Cuba, Madagascar and Gh...

  • Mochi

    Mochi

    Wardrobe must-have skirts, jackets, shoes, accessories and homeware. Palestinian, Ayah Tabari, was born in Riyadh and studied in London before finally settling in Dubai, founding the vibrant homegrown...

  • The Movement

    The Movement

    Located in The Collective, a lifestyle initiative set in the tranquil Courtyard of the city’s ever-expanding art hub Al Quoz, The Movement, a bike shop for all ages, supports cycle lovers and sustaina...

  • Nathalie Trad

    Nathalie Trad

    Born in Beirut and raised in Dubai, this bag and accessories designer takes organic materials; from chizled onyx to smooth marble, mother of pearl and brass, merging these with handcrafted, modern des...

  • Noon by Noor

    Noon by Noor

    Cousins and childhood friends, Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, graduated from Fashion Design in the U.S. and returned to Bahrain to launch their womenswear label in 2008. Drawing...

  • Objekts of Design

    Objekts of Design

    Its tricky for fans of mid-century interior design to pick up authentic yet reasonably priced pieces in the city and if you dont have the budget for these designer objects, then Objekts of Design on S...

  • The Odd Piece

    The Odd Piece

    Eclectic home owners need know about The Odd Piece at Al Wasl square. Housing a combination of original mid-century modern furniture designed by founder, Arwa Hafiz and vintage-then-updated finds coll...

  • O’de Rose

    O’de Rose

    The petal sprinkled water fountain is a welcomed giveaway set in a little haven just off Al Wasl road. Visitors sip rose-flavoured cordial while wandering around the shop’s colourful collections of et...

  • Okhtein

    Okhtein

    Launched in 2013 by siblings Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf, Okhtein (meaning sisters in Arabic) is an accessories brand with a philanthropic approach, supporting Egyptian artistry, having collaborated wit...

  • Pinky's

    Pinky's

    Still going strong. Since 1989 Pinky's has been one of the leading antique and reclaimed furniture stores in the UAE. Expect furniture from India and reasonable prices (don't be afraid to barter). The...

  • Priceless

    Priceless

    A label lover's nirvana, stocking designer brands at knock off prices from the Al Tayer group, including Chloe, Alexander McQueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney and Marni....

  • The Protein Bake Shop

    The Protein Bake Shop

    An experienced nutritionist, Rashi Chowdhary (owner and founder of PBS) is passionate about the dangers of diabetes and refined sugars. The Protein Bake Shop is an online bakery service, cooking up go...

  • RAW Coffee

    RAW Coffee

    Established in 2007 (initially self-labelled as 'bootleggers', bringing beans into Dubai in suitcases from favourite roasteries around the world) RAW is a purist's playground, supplying several busine...

  • Razan Alazzouni

    Razan Alazzouni

    Exuding femininity, this elegant fashion line is a wash of soft textures with whimsical edge. Luxurious fabrics and floral embellishment compliment the female form and contribute to sculptured yet del...

  • Reemami by Reem Al Banna

    Reemami by Reem Al Banna

    Born and raised in the UAE, Palestinian Reema Al Banna is much like her ready-to-wear label— modern, quirky, fun and eclectic. Her contemporary brand is filled with unique, colourful pieces perfect fo...

  • Reems Closet

    Reems Closet

    Vintage handbags, clothing and accessories handed in by hundreds of local women and sold on by the boutique’s own, you’ve guessed it, Reem. Here you’ll find as-new Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton bags fo...

  • Rent My Bag

    Rent My Bag

    Dubai-based Mona (she likes to keep her family name a secret) opens her impressive accessories closet for her business Rent My Bag, which lets you, quite literally, rent one of her bags for a day, wee...

  • Ripe

    Ripe

    One of the first organic markets to hit Dubai. Ripe's aim is to provide customers with fresh, organic and seasonal produce. This passionate company, first launched by British expat Becky Balderstone,...

  • Rula Galayini

    Rula Galayini

    This playful accessories brand has 80s edge and a strong, power-style approach. Committed designer Rula Galayani uses geometric shapes, metal and leather, to create the ultimate fashion weapon incorpo...

  • Sophie's Closet

    Sophie's Closet

    One of the first online jewellery shops within the region, Sophie's Closet is an easy to navigate site that showcases a mixture of antique pieces integrated with well known designer names; such as Yve...

  • Souk Madinat Jumeirah

    Souk Madinat Jumeirah

    Dubai's most convenient souk, Madinat (as it's more commonly referred to) is the perfect place to take Dubai newbies. Modelled on a traditional Arabian souk (but remember you are in the land of luxury...

  • Sprüngli

    Sprüngli

    Confiserie Sprüngli is a Swiss chocolate tradition since 1836, combining historical craftsmanship and innovation at the very highest level. Flown in twice a week to ensure absolute premium quality, th...

  • Stone

    Stone

    Delicate and unique pieces incorporating diamonds and semi-precious stones, from a select handful of worldwide designers, including Andre Marcha, Tubogas, Tiigan, Nawbar, Selim Mouzannar's Tayfoon and...

  • Studio 8

    Studio 8

    Owned by one of Dubai’s most famous socialites, Sara Belhasa, Studio 8 stocks the latest names in contemporary designers from the region and Far East including Aiisha, Manish Malhotra, HSY, Prai Kataa...

  • s*uce

    s*uce

    A national treasure, this funky Dubai fashion cult fave stocks some of the world's most exciting, contemporary designers including Alexander Wang, Mary Katrantzou, Preen, Thakoon, Notte by Marchesa an...

  • s*uce  |  August 28.2013

    s*uce | August 28.2013

    The fashion boutiques are sparkly treasure troves of an interesting, fresh and exciting mix of local and international names. Glancing around the employees look just as happy to be here as the custome...

  • s*uce in the hood

    s*uce in the hood

    The newest addition to the s*uce family, s*uce in the hood continues the concept of the quirky multi brand store at Citywalk Mall. Led by owner and designer Zayan Ghandour, the neighbourhood boutique...

  • s*uce on sea

    s*uce on sea

    S*uce on sea is a sea-front boutique at The Beach outdoor mall complex on JBR. Stocking eclectic designs from local and international designers, this is the ideal location to indulge in a little retai...

  • s*uce Rocks

    s*uce Rocks

    A jewellery concept, selling international fine jewellery brands such as AS29, Ileana Makri, Nessa and Noor Fares, as well as the latest and never seen before collections by some of the region's most...

  • Symphony

    Symphony

    A contradiction of clinical whitewashed wood, with homely touches. This store supports young talent, especially local, featuring a selection of luxury, ready-to-wear, accessories, cosmetics, books and...

  • Textile Souk

    Textile Souk

    A treasure trove of colours and textures from around the world, selling viole, silk, satin, velvet and more. Shop around as prices are negotiable....

  • Tribe

    Tribe

    Tribe’s style caters to coastal-living, incorporating raw interiors of wood, rattan, leather and organic shapes. This natural home boutique, set in The Courtyard, adopts an ethical approach with many...

  • Velsvoir

    Velsvoir

    Specialising in luxury accessories for him and her, Velsvoir is a growing brand with a dual presence in the UK and Dubai. Collaborating with the likes of English tailor, October House and Patrick Hell...

  • Wafi Gourmet

    Wafi Gourmet

    This restaurant and delicatessen, offers takeaway and dine in. Featuring a wide variety of Middle Eastern food, hot and cold beverages, kebabs, mezze, shawarma, mounds of olives, spices and more. Cont...

  • West L.A.

    West L.A.

    This funky store stocks U.S. brands like House of Harlow and Winter Kate (lines created by Nicole Richie) as well as Mink Pink, UNIF, Stylestalker, J.J Winters, Finders Keepers, BLANK NYC and more. Me...

  • yApparel

    yApparel

    A haven for yogi’s who practice what they preach, independent boutique yApparel, opened by Dubai-based Dina Ghandour, concentrates on eco-friendly yoga clothes and equipment. Stocking brands you’ll be...

  • Zaveri Prive

    Zaveri Prive

    After passionately collecting rare and exceptional vintage frames over the past decade, sunglasses collector Bijoy Zaveri has over 25,000 pieces available to buy in his Al Wasl boutique. Original 70s...

  • Zebra Square Gallery

    Zebra Square Gallery

    Classic cars and an eclectic mix of fine art, the brainchild of husband and wife duo Klaus (the car curator) and Jillian Grogor (an avid arts collector), Zebra Square Gallery houses contemporary sculp...

  • The Zoo Concept

    The Zoo Concept

    Bambah's urban bro; head here for quirky and cool presents from interesting new brands and up-and-coming designers, as well as gadgets, unique t-shirts and trainers. A mishmash of funky homeware, mens...