While hairdressers are plentiful in the city, finding one you trust with your hair is a different matter, which is why it's worth battling Satwa traffic to get to Maria Dowling. Located in Al Mankhool (just down from The Royal Ascot hotel), Irish-born Dowling carefully handpicks her staff to a high standard, which is why, if you don’t manage to book her, you can rest assured you will be taken care of. Plus they have their fingers very much on the pulse when it comes to trends – Maria and her girls were ombreing well before anyone else in the city.