Four cool stores to visit in Dubai
Greenheart Organic Farm Shop
We could all use a bit more goodness in our diets, but with the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables at this market, you may just go full green. The Greenheart Organic Farm Shop began life in 2012 as a weekly delivery service, distributing mixed vegetable boxes to Arabian Ranches residents before setting up a website with an online shopping facility. Needless to say, it was wildly popular, leading to a charming shop opening in Barsha South with more groceries, a bakery, deli and more.
When: Open Saturday-Thursday, 10am-6pm
Where: Barsha South 2
When an all-in-one boutique Dubai spot changes up the coffee game with its own speciality drink known as the Nanacino, you know it has ‘cultural fix’ written all over it. Along with its easy breezy café, where all the movers and shakers of the city come to mingle, it’s a place to browse through brands such as Sunboo, Hana Hani and Forever Young.
When: Open Sat-Thu 9.30am-11pm; Fri 11am-11pm
Where: Jumeirah 1
Contact: +971 4 345 5557
Don’t be surprised to find an antique tennis racket or 19th-century typewriter at this Californian vintage store. It may have been born in America in the ‘60s, but it’s very much become a Dubai institution thanks to its ever-changing collection. A refreshing alternative to the country’s chic norm.
When: Open Saturday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 2pm-9pm
Where: Opposite Dubai Zoo, Jumeirah 1
Contact: +971 4 343 2002
For the wackiest accessories to litter your home with, including the very retro lava lamps, a billiards wall clock and even a mini disco party siren (AED35), Tarsam Image is the place to go to spice up your home with some amusement. It also has more stylish items such as the 3D LED canvases of scenic spots, including the Maldives, for around AED119 to light up your rooms with cool effects. If you can’t make it to Mall of the Emirates, Tarsam Image has a home delivery service so you can get your quirky accessory delivered straight to your door.
When: Open Sunday-Wednesday 10am-10pm; Thursday-Saturday 10am-midnight.
Where: Mall of the Emirates
Contact: +971 4 341 4145