The pick of the city's homewear stores
Crate & Barrel
If you’re feeling flush, this home décor store has the furniture piece for you. Fantastic for those moving into a completely unfurnished home, especially one that has an outside garden, Crate & Barrel has an array of modern-type furniture and accessories in every category for your house. If you do have the luxury of having a garden, let’s say in Jumeirah, the shop stores wooden or metal outdoor lounge furniture, sectionals and patio umbrellas.
When: Open Sunday-Wednesday 10am-10pm; Thursday-Saturday 10am-midnight.
Where: Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha; City Centre Mirdif
Contact: +971 4 399 0125
Go on a shopping blitz at this trendy homestore and anyone you invite over to yours will be ooh-ing and aah-ing. As its premise, it mixes the bohemian ethos of comfort with a trendy unconventional direction, and we definitely dig it. Comptoir 102 boasts limited edition artist collaborations all about furniture, including plates with arty skulls on, lavish lampshades and plenty of quirky decorations. Sometimes you want your home to shout “I’m unique”.
When: Daily, 8am-10pm
Where: 102 Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1
Contact: +971 4 385 4555
This home interior retailer says it’s a gallery, but only because it considers each piece of furniture a work of art, and we can see why. This is where you can deck your home with traditional Emirati pieces, along with hand-carved and unique pieces inspired by workmanship from Arabia, Africa and India. Boasting uniquely designed tables, chairs and sofas featuring exotic designs, you’ll have your own cultural hub at home once you’re done shopping here.
When: Daily, 9.30am-9pm
Where: 4th Street, behind Gold & Diamond Park, Al Quoz
Think of this place as the boutique alternative to IKEA. Whatever your home needs, you’ll find it in spades at this Scandinavian brand. It ships in trendy collections throughout the year straight from Denmark, Norway and Sweden, so if you like their sense of “hygge”, another way of saying comfort at home, you’ll definitely want to drop in here and get yourself an oversized couch. Oh, and they often put on promotions that include up to 70 percent off all items. Just so we’re clear, it’s pronounced “yoosk”.
When: Daily, 10am-10pm (Al Barsha)
Where: Umm Suqeim Street, Al Barsha 2; Mirdif City Centre; Burjuman Mall
Contact: +971 54 583 1999
Bringing over homemade furniture from over 25 countries, Tribe offers everything from wooden high-rise chairs to Persian rugs. Better yet, there’s even a specialist ‘styling’ service where customers can discuss aspirations for their home (or boutique hotel, if you have one) with the in-house designers, offering full design proposals and recommendations. So, Persian rugs all over the shop, please.
When: Daily, 9am-6pm
Where: The Courtyard, Al Quoz
Contact: +971 52 923 3539