Scenario 1: You’re in love, he’s popped the question, you’ve set a date, and now comes the fun part, shopping for your wedding dress. Scenario 2: You need a killer evening gown for a black-tie wedding party and you have nothing to wear. Whatever situation you’re in, Dubai offers some of the best shopping experiences in the world, including, but not limited to, the plethora of high-end luxury boutiques and concept stores that can be found in sprawling malls and centres. Savoir Flair rounds up the best specialty bridal shops, major department stores, and a whole host of other choices for looking your best whatever scenario you’re in.
If you want to make the grandest entrance ever, head to Alexander McQueen where you’ll find truly lavish gowns and dresses, as well as intricately embellished accessories and footwear.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 339 8760
Mid-range prices insure shoppers will find the perfect evening look without breaking the bank.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 434 0627
For those in search of a really spectacular statement piece for a special occasion, Boutique 1 is an ideal spot for sourcing everything from body-conscious cocktail dresses to full gowns.
Mall of the Emirates, (+971) 4 395 1200
The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, (+971) 4 425 7888
Elie Saab is the master of elegant eveningwear and a favorite among A-list celebrities everywhere. Naturally, his boutique at The Dubai Mall is a great source for finding a look that truly stands out.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 330 8222
Esposa not only offers an exclusive “made to measure” service that guarantees your dress will fit like a glove, but this ritzy bridal salon is also a wonderful place to get pampered by attentive staff.
Al Wasl Road, (+971) 4 385 4477
Etoile La Boutique
Although you won’t find much in the way of bridal gowns here, Etoile La Boutique is well stocked when it comes to eveningwear, mother-of-the-bride dresses, and wedding-guest looks.
Mall of the Emirates, (+971) 4 341 3166
Wafi Mall, (+971) 4 327 9132
Not only is a visit to Frost a ton of fun, but its skillfully curated selection of runway bridalwear is sure to tickle your fancy.
Al Wasl Road, (+971) 4 345 5690
Harvey Nichols – Dubai
With one stop at Harvey Nichols – Dubai, you can select your beauty products, dress, accessories, and more for your special occasion.
Mall of the Emirates, (+971) 4 409 8888
Oscar de la Renta
If you want to feel like a princess for an evening, head to Oscar de la Renta, where you’ll find everything from full-skirted ball gowns to tailored, sophisticated separates.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 339 9005
One major reason to love Pronovias, besides its wonderful service team and incredible dress selection, is that all post-deposit alterations and adjustments are included in the original price.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 339 8770
Although Red Carpet has only been open for a year, it has already become a popular destination for shoppers seeking bridal and evening dresses. Its well-stocked selection includes designs from the likes of Anthony Vaccarello, Rami Al Ali, Hervé Léger, and more.
Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 339 9933
Saks Fifth Avenue
Saks Fifth Avenue is not only an ideal spot to buy your bridal or evening gown and have it tailored to your measurements, but it’s also great for picking other special-occasion items, like accessories and gifts.
Burjuman Shopping Centre, (+971) 4 501 2700
Whether you’re looking for something off beat, avant garde, or traditional, chances are Symphony is the place you’ll find it.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 330 8050
Feminine silhouettes and lovely embellishment are signatures of the Temperley London brand, making this boutique a great place to shop for a current, on-trend evening look.
The Dubai Mall, (+971) 4 339 8169
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