Guide to Shopping in Dubai

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26 of Dubai’s stores.

A-Z Shopping Guide

With over 95 shopping malls, Dubai is a shopaholic’s dream come true. From the exclusive to the quirky, we take you on a lesser-known A to Z tour of Dubai’s retail offerings

A A – Antique Museum

If you’re looking for that special keepsake from your holiday in Dubai, the Antique Museum is the perfect place to find authentic souvenirs from the heart of the UAE and beyond.

12B, Al Quoz Industrial Area
+971 4 347 9935

B – Bateel

Sweet and nutritious dates are integral to Arab culture. And nobody makes that clearer than Bateel, which not only has Dubai’s best dates but also date sweets, savouries, oils, chocolates, pastries and cookies.

The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 339 9819

c C – Comicave

Comicave is the world’s largest pop culture superstore, with a collection of over 500 comic books, thousands of figurines, board games and the very latest in gaming technology.

1st Floor, Dubai Outlet Mall – Dubai-Al Ain Road
+971 56 624 2043

D– Das Collection

Das Collection prides itself on updating the traditional abaya, making it a fashion statement while always respecting its heritage and traditions. Exclusivity, exceptional quality and attention to detail are the hallmarks.

Villa 16, Umm Al Shief Road Jumeirah 3
+971 4 395 2427

e E – Etoile ‘La Boutique’

From the moment you enter Etoile ‘La Boutique’, your senses are tingled by the fusion of fashion, art and décor. The store showcases high-end brands such as Joseph, Roksanda and Issa, all handpicked to provide shoppers with a whole spectrum of covetable pieces.

Wafi Mall
+971 4 327 9132

F – Feathers Fashion UAE

Feathers Fashion UAE waves the flag for Emirati and Arabic culture. It’s a brand that not only sells stylish, luxury products such as Burga and Alwadha bags, but is also deeply rooted in the region – as attested to by the use of camel leather.

Ground Floor, Dubai Festival City Mall
+971 4 232 8788

g G – Gallery One

A piece of art from Gallery One is the perfect reminder of your holiday in Dubai. The high-quality photos show the city in its prime and the range of other creative designs, such as collages and picture boxes, make beautiful wall hangings.

Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road
+971 4 368 6055

H – Hautletic

So much more than your average tracksuit bottoms, Hautletic offers active wear with an emphasis on style. It’s just the place to pick up an ensemble fit for a morning yoga class on the beach.

Al Marabea Street, Al Quoz
+971 50 653 1561

i I – Ikonhouse

Ikonhouse represents the stylishly minimalist world of Scandinavian design. Even if you’re unfamiliar with this genre of furniture, the store manager is only too keen to assist and there are also frequent seminars from well-known interior designers.

4th Street
+971 4 388 1848

j J – Al Jaber Gallery

Al Jaber Gallery, the biggest gift and souvenir chain in the UAE, is the epicentre for traditional Arabian handicrafts. All items have an Arabic aspect to them, from the bobble head camels to the beautiful Eastern scarves and antiques.

Deira City Centre, Al Garhoud Road
+971 4 266 7700

k K – Kinokuniya

More a library than just a regular bookshop, Book World by Kinokuniya stocks a huge selection of titles, authors and best-sellers! The store in The Dubai Mall has over half a million books to choose from in loads of different languages.

Level 2, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 434 0111

l L – Level Shoe District

Level Shoe District on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall is every shoe lover’s fantasy come true! From bespoke designs and bridal styles to ballet pumps and gladiator sandals, this superstore will have a shoe that fits.

Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
800 538 3573

M – Mochi

The art of embroidery is at the heart of this clothing brand. The colourful clothing, influenced by many cultures, is wearable art. You can shop for seasonal wardrobe staples or just browse the kaleidoscopic rails.

Cayan Business Centre, TECOM
+971 4 443 3451

N – Nose Pleasing at Ajmal

Tantalise your senses at perfume and fragrance specialist Ajmal, a brand founded on 64 years of perfumery know-how. With a range of products for your home and a collection of Eau de Parfums, you’ll leave the store in a fragrant cloud of flowers and spices.

The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 339 9303

o O – O’de Rose

This family-owned boutique not only sells gorgeous one-of-a-kind pieces of clothing and home furnishings, it also encourages the idea of giving back to society by giving a platform to disadvantaged artisans.

999 Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2
+971 3 348 7990

P – Prime Gourmet

Carnivores will be in heaven at this gourmet shop with everything from barbecue meats to a deli counter that offers an array of home-style selections including cooked dish of the day, cakes, snacks and a selection of coffees and drinks that are sure to whet your appetite.

Sheikh Zayed Road, 4th interchange
+971 4 341 5445

q Q – Quality Watches at Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons

With more than 50 Swiss watch brands on offer, as well as its very own Dubai Edition collection, Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons showcases the best from the world of horology. You can time your shopping just right thanks to the 10 stores dotted around the UAE.

Mirdif City Centre
+971 4 284 3600

r R – Rage

This haunt for all skaters, surfers, BMX riders and thrill seekers sells top-of- the-range gear for adrenaline-fuelled adventures. Rage also backs events such as the Dubai Desert Extreme Championships and is part of the booming action sports scene.

2nd Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 434 1549

S – S*uce

The s*uce dynasty is made up of nine stores in the UAE and each space is light, lofty and lovely. You can shop by concept with casual wear at s*uce in the hood, or fine jewellery at s*uce rocks. The Design Shop by s*uce also has a novel gift machine, where you can select items at the touch of a button.

1st Floor, the Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 339 9696

T – Tamashee

Tamashee, which means ‘walking’ and ‘compatibility’ in Arabic, has put a new spin on the classic Arab sandal by inviting UAE artists to create limited-edition shoes. The results are as diverse as Dubai’s multi-ethnic population. You can view the results of this colourful collaboration at Level Shoe District in The Dubai Mall.

Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 203 8555

U – Ultimate Photography Gadgetry at Grand Stores

For those with a particular interest in photography, Grand Stores UAE offers a haven for snap-happy camera lovers. Prepare for your holiday Kodak moments with a range of lenses, camera accessories and equipment that caters to all skill levels.

Ground Floor, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai
+971 4 339 8614

V – Very Vintage Shop

Step into the retro world of the Very Vintage Shop where you will find funky lamps from the 50s and flares from the 70s all under one roof. An hour or two spent browsing here feels like walking through history’s memory lane.

Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
+971 50 559 2057

W – Wolfi’s Bike Shop

With the cycling trend growing in the UAE it’s no wonder Wolfi’s Bike Shop does such a roaring trade. The shop sells everything bike related, from the bikes themselves to racing kit. You can also ask one of the 23 in-store cycling experts for pointers.

Sheikh Zayed Road, between interchange 2 and 3
+971 4 339 4453

X – Ex-Owned Dresses at Garderobe

Buy a pre-owned designer dress that suits every budget. Garderobe provides a buy and sell destination on Beach Road where brands such as Yves Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta and Dolce & Gabbana are among the constantly changing stock.

Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 1
+971 4 394 2753

y Y – yApparel

Yapparel, which sells activewear with a difference, is must visit for fitness gurus. The company’s ethos is to keep it ‘green,’ meaning that all their products use natural fabrics and fibres, whilst also encouraging an active lifestyle in the UAE.

2nd Floor, Jumeirah Centre, Beach Road
+971 4 344 3013

z Z – The Zoo Concept

Situated on Jumeirah Road, this unique boutique is filled with everything from life-sized figurines to trendy slogan t-shirts. Its eclectic mix of quirky, kitsch and zany makes it the perfect place to source gifts.

Villa 142, Jumeirah Beach Road
+971 4 349 5585

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