With its expert advice, Mothercare is reassuringly economical and stocks everything from car seats and sterilising kits to kids’ clothes, maternity wear and toys. A veritable superstore.
Best for: Long-lasting, but gorgeous kids fashion, that will see them from newborn to near-tweens. The larger stores also stock a range of nursery furniture, maternity essentials, pushchairs and car seats, and all items can be ordered through the in-store catalogue.

Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm. Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ibn Battuta Mall (04 368 5921). Other locations: BurJuman (04 352 8916); Deira City Centre (04 295 2543); Lamcy Plaza (04 334 0742); Spinneys Jumeirah One (04 349 4019); Spinneys Jumeirah Two (04 394 0228); Mall of the Emirates (04 340 7575); The Dubai Mall (04 339 9812).

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