16 stores, boutiques and fashionable hangouts for Dubai's stylish folk
Time Out Dubai staff
Tashas Jumeirah A light and airy South African eatery serving up posh nosh, such as chicken and avocado on rye and french toast marscarpone. Galleria Mall (050 640 8816).
Home Bakery Allow yourself to be tempted by the stunning cakes and bakes, cronuts and cookies on offer at this cute café. The Nutella kunafeh is to die for and cakes come by the cheeky slice. Galleria Mall (055 2633 004).
Selamlique For a taste of authentic Turkish coffee and truly delightful Turkish sweets, pop here and enjoy a brew in the small stylish courtyard at the back. From Dhs15. Villa G3-U3 Jumeirah 1 (04 385 4922).
S*uce Rocks The latest S*uce spin off is a dedicated haven for creative contemporary designer jewellery and accessories. Galleria Mall (04 3463393).
Valleydez This pink, baroque-esque boutique has chairs suspended from the ceiling and inside you can buy avant-garde fashion, jewellery and shoes from regional designers, including Dora Abodi. Galleria Mall (04 394 1290).
Zayan The Label This concept store beautifully showcases the designs of S*uce’s co-founder Zayan Ghandour. You’ll find romantic silhouettes and playful skirts in pastels, with the focus on the uber feminine. Galleria Mall (04 344 0104).
The Organic Glow Beauty Lounge Head to this charming salon for eco-friendly beauty treatments, including non-toxic Zoya manicures and fruit facials. Villa 594 (04 380 4666).
O De Rose Home to a stunning collection of Arabic-inspired home and lifestyle accessories such as arabesque cushions and handbags from up-and-coming local designers. Villa 999 (04 348 7990).
Fitness 360 A non-pretentious, ladies-only gym kitted out with high-tech equipment, certified female trainers, plenty of group classes and a dedicated Pilates Reformer studio. J3 Mall (04 380 9969).
Orkalia This villa is home to a dazzling haute couture collection of ready-to-wear evening and cocktail dresses, such as dreamy, floor-length gowns made of fine lace. Villa G4U5 (04 349 9933).
My 30 Minutes A unique personal training and fitness facility that offers Electro Muscle Stimulation (EMS) regimes. The sessions are by appointment only and the stimulation vests claim to help you work 90 percent more of the muscle fibre. www.my30minutes.com (04 385 5353).
Coquette Boutique This shop lures you in with electric purple wigs and lush suede handbags. You’ll also find rails full of vibrant skirts, T-shirts and pop art-style dresses in a kaleidoscope of colours. J3 Mall (04 354 5523).
Fannie Don’t let the name put you off. This bright boutique stocks ultra feminine, vintage-style womenswear from little-known Italian labels including Abito and Collana. J3 Mall (04 3213 010). Turkuaz House This ladies salon offers uber authentic Hammam treatments at pocket friendly prices. Book in for a blow-dry afterwards and you can head straight out on the town. Utamah Villa 1053A (04 380 8703).
Entre Nous This chic Parisian shop boutique stocks high-end designer dresses from labels including Chanel and Carven, but at attractive prices. With limited stock of each item you have to move quickly to bag a bargain. Shop 14, J3 Mall (04 338 4161).
Afrodita Ladies Salon A smart space on the corner of Al Thanya Street, it offers everything from manicures to Moroccan baths and make-up services. From Dhs60 for a colour manicure. Villa 1093. (04 346 9302)