Where to get that Ramadan look
Ramadan is a time of renewal and reflection, but it is also a time of gathering and reconnecting with loved ones. As one of the year’s most important religious seasons, Ramadan calls for numerous Iftars (sunset meals) and Suhoors (late-night or early-morning gatherings), as well as gifts for the near and dear. Fashion during Ramadan is graceful and elegant, so it’s a fine time to buy yourself something special or gift someone a memorable present.
Dubai hosts a number of pop-up shops and trunk shows featuring the best of Ramadan-inspired fashion, along with bespoke collections found at boutiques and stores across the city. Take a look below at some of the city’s offerings:
The Dubai Mall couture house is one of the region’s top picks for boutiques offering modest fashion. Symphony’s multi-brand collections, curated by Emirati entrepreneur Salama Alabbar, offer something special for those Iftar and Suhoor outings. Stand out from the crowd with Symphony’s picks that feature Ramadan-exclusive outfits by designers from Lebanon, France and beyond.
The collection is available in the Fashion Avenue at The Dubai Mall
Kaleidoscope by Mimi
Homegrown fashion brand Kaleidoscope by Mimi is a glam-boho concept that pulls inspiration from its Arabian roots. Founder and head designer Mimi Shakhashir creates collections in the UAE using ethically-sourced materials for the eco-conscious fashionista. This Ramadan, explore Kaleidoscope by Mimi’s brand-new array of chic metallic kaftans and colour-blocked kimonos for dinner time fashion that leaves a mark.
The collection is available at Le BHV/Marais in Citywalk
Another Dubai fashion institution, homegrown brand S*uce (pronounced sauce) is your one-stop-shop for everything chic. The fashion house offers a variety of long and elegant dresses from established local and international names, as well as one-of-a-kind outfits from up-and-coming designers. For a fresh and eccentric take on this month’s fashion lookbook, check out their new kaftans available at stores in the W Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, and Four Seasons Jumeirah.
S*uce boutiques are located across Dubai including W Hotel and Four Seasons Jumeirah
+971 4 554 2202
Bloomingdale’s is an upscale department store carrying the gamut of fashion powerhouses. From Needle & Thread to Jimmy Choo, Rixo London to Dubai’s Rami Al Ali, find premium fashion brands from around the world in one location for the ultimate Ramadan shopping spree. From posh abayas to elegant kaftans and accessories, visit the store to see which top brands Bloomingdale’s has mixed and matched for this year’s limited-time Ramadan edit.
Bloomingdale’s Ramadan edit is available at The Dubai Mall
+971 4 350 5333
Add your own dash of glitter and glamour to the holy month with Swarovski. The world-famous house of crystal has designed three stylish jewellery collections for Ramadan – Timeless Style, Romantic Style and Glam Style. Shop the latest trends in jewellery fashion with a distinctly Arabic twist with something for every occasion. It’s the perfect chance to dazzle your Iftar and Sohoor company or buy loved ones unique gifts.
Swarovski branches are available across Dubai, including The Dubai Mall
+971 4 339 8256
Level Shoes is a one-of-a-kind shopping concept that spins shoe fashion, art and design on its head. Located at The Dubai Mall, this shoe haven features over 200 designer brands and 40 boutiques dedicated to fashion-forward footwear. This Ramadan, shoppers can explore a carefully curated selection of seasonal must-haves, from sandals to high heels. The exclusive edit has something for everyone.
Level Shoes’ Ramadan Essentials are available at The Dubai Mall
+971 800 538 3573
Fabula Jewels is a fine jewellery brand founded by Darine Abu Salim and Saada Domloge. Each piece is designed to tell a unique story, and this year's Ramadan collection pulls inspiration from a significant symbol in Islam – the moon. Titled Moon Phase, this line reinterprets lunar phases with glittering diamonds, gold and Fabula Jewels’ signature detailing. Explore chokers, rings, bracelets and earrings for unusual Iftar accessories and distinctive presents during the gift-giving season.