As the cultural epicenter of the Middle East, the UAE is home to thousands of home design stores and concept shops, and Dubai in particular is obsessed with cutting-edge design. If Dubai’s many design fairs, exquisite buildings, and artistically appointed interiors have inspired you to elevate your personal living quarters, Savoir Flair’s guide to the best home shopping in the city will point you in the right direction. From affordable decorations at H&M Home and Zara Home to high-end luxury style at En Vogue and Blanc D’Ivoire Dubai, our guide will help you make all your interior design dreams come true.
The Bowery Company
The Bowery Company, an online Dubai-based furniture store so named for its connection to Bowery Avenue in Manhattan, introduces a polished New York City aesthetic to the UAE. Neon art, modern accent furniture, rustic lamps, and more can be found at the Bowery Company, but it also stocks a versatile array of quirky home goods like printed tea pots, flamingo cup holders, and other wonderful eccentricities.
Blanc D’Ivoire Dubai
Blanc D’Ivoire brings chic French design to the Dubai shopper, with the kind of elegantly styled collections that will make you want to sweep up an entire room’s worth of products. Cool art, mod furniture, cozy rugs, and slick lighting options can all be found at Blanc D’Ivoire, but if you’re stuck for ideas, the knowledgeable staff can help you come up with the ideal decorating scheme.
Al Wasl Road
(+971) 56 112 1444
Scandinavian design has long been characterized by minimalism, functionality, and simplicity, making it one of the 21st century’s most popular design movements. Design Tales in Dubai is a wonderful source for the kind of crafty-meets-contemporary Scandinavian pieces that are sure to refresh your living space.
Jumeirah Beach Road
(+971) 4 338 6395
This luxury home concept store covers 2,000 square meters, which includes an on-site design studio. En Vogue’s mission involves the curation of a wide array of products by world-famous designers who have yet to find representation in the Middle East. En Vogue’s exclusive selection combines luxury comfort pieces with a stylish, contemporary design aesthetic that will transform your home into one worthy of a magazine feature.
Jumeirah Beach Road
(+971) 4 340 0559
Spruce your space on the cheap at H&M Home, located in Dubai’s City Centre Deira. Whether you’re looking to add trendy accents to one room or renovate an entire space, H&M home offers everything from bedding and kitchenware to decorations and bathroom adornments. For the eco-minded, there is also a wonderful ‘Conscious’ selection of sustainable goods for the bedroom and kitchen.
City Centre Deira
(+971) 4 295 1010
Andrew Martin is synonymous with eclectic, irreverent design. Drawing inspiration from places and people around the world, the brand is a reliable haven for inventive, statement-making furniture. Shop the season’s hippest and most cheeky pieces in the reopened DIFC store.
Gate Village 7, DIFC
(+971) 4 323 1388
Marina Home is one of the best places in Dubai to source unique, one-of-a-kind furniture pieces for your home or office. The brand’s motto is “Imagine. Ideate. Invent”, with an aim to fulfill your every interior design vision with a roster of specialized design services, including home consultations.
Souk Madinat Jumeirah
(+971) 4 368 6050
Muji, a Japanese concept store born in 1980, shares its unique philosophy of eliminating wastefulness with the Dubai shopper at the Dubai Mall. Products at Muji boast simple packaging, high-quality finishes, and affordable prices. At Muji you’ll find everything you need to organize, decorate, and elevate your personal space.
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 4 388 2104
O’de Rose fuses the talents of three Lebanese cousins — Dania, Nadine, and Mimi — who each bring a different design element to the table. Not only is O’de Rose filled to the brim with amazing art pieces, vintage fabrics, modern decorations, and traditional style furniture, but the store also carries pieces crafted by disadvantaged, underprivileged, and handicapped artisans.
999 Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim 2
(+971) 4 348 7990
Pottery Barn, one of the world’s foremost names in home design, has locations at the Dubai Mall and the City Centre Mirdif. Stocked with beautifully crafted pieces that blend trends and classic style, Pottery Barn is usually the first stop on any interior designer’s list. You’ll find everything from mahogany sleigh beds and fur-lined robes to unique kitchen utensils and lighting schemes.
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 800 802
The Design Shop by S*uce
Zayan Ghandour built an empire out of a simple idea: creating a place where the “cool” girls can find the kind of eccentric, fashion-forward pieces that set them apart from the pack. Built in Ghandour’s glamorous image, The Design Shop by Sauce is a lifestyle boutique edited down to the very best pieces for elevating your space in quirky, artistic and luxurious ways. Be sure to check out the futuristic “Gift Machine” while you’re there.
(+971) 4 388 3488
The Garden Center
If you’re looking for exterior beautification and landscaping assistance, head to The Garden Center, where you’ll find a vast amount of garden supplies, flowers, plants, and outdoor ornamentation, as well as things for the home. The Garden Center even offers DIY help, a carpentry workshop, and other landscaping solutions for the crafty home decorator.
(+971) 4 340 0006
Urban Yogi, a charming furniture shop focused on sustainability and eco-friendly products, is a great place to source hip accents with a luxury twist. The bountiful selection of home goods, furniture, and decorations at Urban Yogi are high-quality and designed to have low carbon footprints, which means you can decorate your interiors with beautiful pieces, free of guilt.
Times Square Center
(+971) 4 379 4943
West Elm is a haven for interior designers and home DIYers alike, and its carefully sourced products aim to reflect an elegant and refined lifestyle. West Elm offers personal design services with free consultations with an interior design professional, monogram services, and an extensive catalog of home goods that range from modern furniture and lighting to items for the bedroom and dining room.
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 4388 2589
Zara Home can be found in the Dubai Mall and is well-stocked in home goods, accessories, and decorations that share the same polished aesthetic as its ready-to-wear sister brand. Modern furnishings can also be purchased at reasonable prices, and the site offers an adorable yet sophisticated selection of home goods for children.
The Dubai Mall
(+971) 04 341 4184