If we had it our way, shopping would be accepted as a sport – we like to think we’re at an Olympian level.

Giving our knowledge, it’s only fair to share our skills and knowledge of the best spots to shop in the region.

See our edit of the best boutiques to visit this weekend.



What to expect: Our favourite place to visit for fabulous designer discounts.

You’ll easily find the boutique on Jumeirah Beach Road – it’s impossible for us not to stop in whenever we drive past!

Take your girlfriends and spend the afternoon playing dress up. The amazing selection of goodies, consisting of carefully selected pre-loved and past season’s items, will keep you entertained for hours.

Top pick: Celine’s super-hard-to-find Trapeze Bags, in perfect nic.

The details: Jumeirah Beach Rd (04) 3942753

2. Grafika  



What to expect: Owned by Digital Artist and EWA (ADD LINK) winner, Sumayyah Al Suwaidi, the multi-brand boutique is a popular spot with the Abu Dhabi fash pack. A lot of the clothing has a distinctively Arabian design and is the place to go if you’re looking for kaftans, jalabiyas and abayas with a little edge

Top pick: EW loves this blush pink blazer with peaked shoulders.


The details: Delma Street in Abu Dhabi (02) 4410511

3. Maison Sez


What to expect: The popular boutique is run by uber-glamourous, Madonna Morgan, who handpicks each and every gorgeous piece that hits the shop floor. Housing brands such as Rebecca Taylor, Viktor & Rolf and Vivienne Westwood, this is a great spot to pick up a party dress with a difference.

Top pick: This printed peplum frock is topping our wish list.

The details: Marina Office Park Villa in Abu Dhabi (02) 6396900

4. GlamOnYou


What to expect: For her latest collection, Nadine Arton, the designer behind the Dubai-based fashion label, uses a rainbow palette of bright cobalt, coral, green, plus the prettiest shade of pale pink.

Top pick: We are head over heels for this flowing green gown – it screams glamour.

The details: Available in numerous boutiques across the region. Visit for stocklists and further information.  

5. O’de Rose 


What to expect: When we picture an Aladdin’s cave, O’de Rose springs to mind. Upon arrival, you’ll be treated to rose juice presented in a chic Moroccan glass. Everywhere the eye can see, there are exquisite jewels, embroidered bags, beaded decorations and beautifully printed pillows. But beware, you will leave wanting absolutely everything!

Top pick: The statement gold corset-style cuff by Chiara BCN

The details: Located on Al Wasl Rd (04) 3487990


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