Promoting new talent from their Brewer Street, London location, online shop and now, Dubai’s Design District, this independent menswear store stocks avant-garde Japanese designs and up-and-coming European labels.
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 Al Quoz...
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 beauty,
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 names.
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 Kjaerholm and Hans J
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 of its furnishings fair trade and sustainable.
Think Disney's Aladdin/ Arabian Nights. The hotel boasts a magical setting and epitomises flamboyant Dubai, with tiny abras transporting you to the Madinat and its handy plethora of shops, eateries and bars.
Arguably the city's first boutique hotel, this old coral stone, quaint courtyard hotel is decorated with simple dark wood and mother-of-pearl inlaid furnishings, stable door windows, billowy white drapes, white washed walls and four-poster beds
When Lawrie Shabibi came onto Dubai's gallery scene back in 2011, they quickly established themselves as the ones to watch for contemporary art coming out of the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia.
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 outlets, cultural shows and performances.
The region’s first bio-dome, this immersive experience recreates the world of a tropical rainforest, with over 3,000 plants and animals. Allowing you the opportunity to engage and explore first-hand, the rich biodiversity of one of the world’s oldest living ecosystems.
Dubai’s original waterpark, a little smaller than its mighty counterpart (Aquaventure), but if you want quality of rides Wild Wadi ticks the box, as well as boasting a surf machine and the largest wave pool in the Middle East.
The UAE’s leading photography organisation, GPP offers photography services and support, with printing and studio rental, as well as free talks, movie nights and market days (where you can sell your old photography gear or pick up a steal).
The 13th Dubai International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual celebration of film, supporting Arab cinema and the region's best talent, as well as a meeting-point to connect with industry leaders and media.
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, electronics and sports.
It's tricky for fans of mid-century interior design to pick up authentic yet reasonably priced pieces in the city and if you don’t have the budget for these designer objects, then Objekts of Design on SZR is the place you’re going to want to head.
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 for less than half the price.
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, week or month. Ran purely on Instagram (@rentmybag);
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, where ex-pats flock for bespoke engagement rings.
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 some cheap and cheerful eateries.
Emirates Literature Festival plays host to a number of renowned authors and regional game-changers and it’s Walid Taher, a political and social cartoonist, author and illustrator of numerous children's books, that first intrigued us...
Labeled as one of the Emirates’ most provocative creatives; Jalal Luqman is a mixed media artist, having shown contemporary exhibits internationally in Beijing, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Tokyo, the Czech Republic, New York and Washington DC.
Successfully carving out her growing beauty empire, we catch up with world-renowned blogger come business entrepreneur, Huda Kattan, as she dishes on Dubai's best vegan restaurants and who we should be keeping our eye on in the region…
The Dinner Club by No.57 creators Buthaina Al Mazrui and Alamira Noor Bani Hashim join us at their latest location, for an in-depth discussion and glimpse into a private world of likes, loves and inspirations…
A dusty road speckled with modest homes surrounded by mountains paints a humble picture. While sporadic trees act as lookout and spindly goats resilient to the harsh sun, courting the shade of nearby breezeblocks, look bored by our very existence.
If you're already confused by the endless list of exhibits and forums set to showcase around the city, don't worry, Cherrypick Art Contributor Rachael Brown lays down her Top 10 Picks for Dubai Art Week…