Our pick of the new shops in the Dubai Marina neighbourhood
Adventure HQ Homes to all things aquatic, this beachside branch stocks everything from jet ski-type inflatable scooters for kids, beach cricket sets, bright towels, bikinis and board shorts as well as Penny skateboards and sandcastle kits. The Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 430 4419).
Cottage Chic Ever walked into a branch of Shakespeare & Co and wanted to recreate your living room in its image? Now you can, with a little help from Cottage Chic. Describing its wares as ‘romantic elegance styled with comfort’ pick up furniture, candles, clocks and more trinkets for your home. The Walk, JBR (04 437 0268).
Maybury Grocery This gourmet grocery stocks a variety of products, from top notch imported cheeses, olive oils and pastas right through to simple, everyday items. Sample daily tasters will you peruse the aisles or pick up a sweet treat from the selection of freshly made desserts in the shop’s café. Ariyana Tower, near Dubai Marina Metro Station, www.mymaybury.com (04 423 8073).
S*uce on Sea A wooden beach shack doubles as the cash counter at this bright, light and airy Hamptons-esque offering from the homegrown Dubai boutique. You’ll find everything from jelly sandals to bunny-ear visors, designer swimwear, beach cover-ups and plastic-sleeve style neon clutches from labels including Mara Hoffman, Zimmermann and Mary Katrantzou. The Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 430 4202).
Scotch & Soda The Dutch label is a connoisseur of all things hip and happening and this new store in New Dubai stocks the spin-off collections for women and kids. Head there for collared shirts, denim and quirky accessories. Dubai Marina Mall (04 399 7897).