The shops you need on your shopping list when kitting out your pad
Time Out Dubai staff
This online platform for local artists selling unique pieces offers works at affordable prices. Shop online or visit the stall at Ripe Market on Friday mornings. Ripe Market stall, Zabeel Park, Al Jafiliya, www.drawdeck.com.
Objects & Elements Midrange This Al Quoz warehouse is full of well-priced art in various mediums, including oil on canvas, sculpture and photographic prints. Warehouse 43, Al Quoz www.objectsandelementsart.com (04 323 6182).
Christies Dubai Blow-out Want to invest in art? Christies Dubai will help you find your masterpiece. For details of future sales, check the website. Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.christies.com (04 425 5647).
DragonMart Budget Head to F Zone, where you’ll find furniture, lamps and lanterns in this bustling Chinese trading hub. Here, you’ll discover everything you could possibly need relating to lights – from Arabic lamps to bulbs and lampshades. Al Awir Road, www.dragonmart.ae (04 4336 200).
D.tales Mid-range This showroom specialises in Scandinavian high-design pieces. The lighting section is especially strong – think modern, quirky and very stylish. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.design-tales.com (04 338 6395).
Lasvit Blow-out Specialising in bespoke lights and lighting sculptures, Lasvit is both high-end and high design. Items are made to order, just contact the Dubai office. www.lasvit.com (04 883 0811).
Fabindia Budget This cheap and cheerful store offers a choice of bed covers, cushion covers, curtains and quilts in an array of jewel-hued fabrics. Nashwan Building, Bur Dubai, www.fabindia.com (04 398 9633).
Zara Home Mid-range From beautiful quilted bed covers, to crisp linen tablecloths and decorative scatter cushions, Zara Home offers a range of homely soft furnishings. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, www.zarahome.com/ae (04 339 9105).
Pottery Barn Blow-out Shop for an array of luxurious cushions and textured throws from this popular but pricey American import. Various locations including The Dubai Mall, www.potterybarn.me (04 419 0323).
IKEA Budget Join the crowds to shop from a range of innovative, modern and affordable storage options. Dubai Festival City, www.ikea.com/ae (04 203 7555).
This contemporary Japanese store specialises in storage options from under-bed tidies to stackable semi-transparent boxes and handy desk organisers. The Dubai Mall, www.muji.com (04 419 0205).
Pinky Furniture Blow-out From wooden chests to recycled storage units, this is the place to head for timeless investment pieces. Al Barsha, www.pinkyfurnitureuae.com (055 579 5591).
Home Centre Budget When you need to restock the kitchen cupboards and drawers with essentials, Home Centre helps you to do it for less. Various locations including Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.homecentrestores.com (04 341 4441).
Crate & Barrel Mid-range Hailing from Chicago, prepare to be tempted by the choice of handmade glassware, ceramic serving pieces, stylish dinnerware, and more. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha www.crateandbarrel.com (04 399 0125).
Galeries Lafayette Blow-out
For top-of-the-range appliances, investment cutlery sets and top-quality porcelain, this is the place to head to. The Dubai Mall www.galerieslafayette-dubai.com (04 339 9933).