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

Boutique 1

One of Dubai’s first fashion forward boutiques, stocking contemporary designer brands including Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham


This famous “Big Brown Bag” department store is set over three levels and includes beauty, fragrances, jewellery, womenswear, menswear, kids, bridal, shoes and accessories.
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Closet Case

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.

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 Al Quoz...

Comptoir 102

Acquainting Jumeirah with Parisian bohemian chic, this peaceful environment and 'Yummy Mummy' hangout focuses on interior design, fashion accessories and food...


The perfect gift, each beautiful, handcrafted Dumye rag doll can be customised by you; choose the style, look and purpose by creating a personal message for the Purpose Pocket.

Debauve & Gallais

Chocolatiers of French Royalty, Debauve & Gallais bathes in hues of powder-pink velvet and Louis XVI opulence.

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 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.

Karama Market

This famous ‘market’ has been around since Dubai’s malls first started to sprout. You will find “real, genuine fakes” here, replicated from international designer brands.

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 Kjaerholm and Hans J


The largest concept store in Paris, LE66 first set routes on the Champs Elysées and is known for its unique affordable luxury approach, housing iconic

Maison Des Fleurs

Modern and elegant, Maison Des Fleurs creates whimsical flower creations, inspired by classic French design, in their signature box.


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.

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...


A national treasure and known for nurturing local talent, this Dubai fashion cult fave was the first on the block...


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 ...


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.
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The Dubai Mall

It can be a mission to simply get from one end to the other in the world's largest mall. But touch screen maps and golf buggies are at hand for the weak and weary.

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, electronics and sports.

Designer 24

Here's how it works… Choose a dress online from a selection of their designers; including Marchesa, Herve Leger and Alex Perry.


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.


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.

Objekts of Design

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.
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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 for less than half the price.

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, week or month. Ran purely on Instagram (@rentmybag);

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.

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, where ex-pats flock for bespoke engagement rings.

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
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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 some cheap and cheerful eateries.
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One of the first organic markets to hit Dubai. Ripe's aim is to provide customers with fresh, organic and seasonal produce.
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Souk Madinat Jumeirah

Dubai's most convenient souk, Madinat (as it's more commonly referred to) is the perfect place to take Dubai newbies.
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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.
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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…