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  • Diya Ajit

    Artist is a late night shopper with eclectic tastes

  • Dan Partovi

    Lawyer says you wouldn’t see Del Boy mixing smart with casual...

  • Carine Abboud

    Lebanese brand manager with a funky style and an inability to walk past a well-dressed shop window

  • Glen Martin

    Retail consultant is keeping it real by staying away from fake fashions

  • Zeina Abdalla

    Sudanese managing director with a classy style

  • May El Calamawy

    Palestinian actress with a love of grunge and her mother’s closet

  • Kharis Atkins

    Laid back Australian project manager introduces his urban style

  • Joshua Cox

    Oz designer is stepping out of the mould

  • Nick Short

    Designers don’t always do it for casual-cool Brit Nick

  • Simone Sebastian

    Blogger and events manager with an ad hoc style and a relaxed view to other people’s fashion faux pas

  • Fay Atkins

    British office manager hates queue-jumping but loves scouring high street shops

  • Hisham Wyne

    Mix ‘n’ match styles make for Pakistani writer's zany look

  • Saanieh Mirza

    The British/Iranian fashion blogger with a simple and classic style

  • Alizey Mirza

    Teenage fashion blogger and part-time model with an aversion to social media inspired fashion bragging

  • Sean Williams

    British journalist's skint style in a city of wealth

  • Philip Abalos

    Preppy display manager Philip likes to stay slick but not greasy

  • Rani Ilmi

    American PR manager with an evolving style and a wide-ranging shopping patch

  • Jose Bienvenido Balitian

    Meet classic and contemporary Filipino visual merchandiser Jose

  • Romana D’Annunzio

    Scottish/Italian English teacher has a vintage style and hates a lack of imagination

  • Joseph Ong

    Why Bruneian stylist Joseph refuses to follow rules on fashion

20 most stylish people in Dubai

We’ve scoured the city’s streets looking for the most confidently and independently stylish. Here are 20 people who all exude an alternative Time Out kind of cool.

Street culture is not something most of us would associate with Dubai – dressing ‘street’ can be defined as an offbeat style inspired by the contemporary lifestyle of urban areas. Although our city may not have an ‘edge’ akin to New York’s Brooklyn, for example, Dubai is full of genuinely stylish people that would be just as happy with a high-street bargain or a pre-loved buy as they would with a designer piece.

To celebrate the launch of the second issue of Time Out Style this week and the new autumn/winter collections now in stores, we’ve searched the city looking for the people that really made our heads turn. Our criteria was simple: each had to possess individual style, rather than simply owning a designer wardrobe, and they had to have a knack for translating high-end trends to Dubai’s own high streets.

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