As you can probably tell from the name, this is one of the coolest places to pick up accessories for any occasion: that beach hat for your tropical holiday to a muffler for a spot of skiing in Whistler. Be sure to check out their surprisingly adorable home decor section and get a little something for the house too.
Adopt-me is a fantastic database that collates animals in need of adoption from shelters and charities across the UAE. You can then search by your criteria, view images and contact the right people to find out more and take the process further. They also promote regular adoption days and share expert insights on pet ownership.
Available at Studio 8 and FROST Boutique.
If you haven’t heard of Aiisha Ramadan before, now’s your time to get stuck in. This fresh haute couture line is one that’s attracted the likes of Nicole Sherzinger and Christina Aguilera; she’s all about elegant style without all the fuss. Her dramatic yet effortlessly simply pieces are an absolute dream without any shortage of sparkle, with a subdued sensuality that’ll have you feeling absolutely slinky. With a number of different lines aside from her keystone AIISHA brand, check out her bridal collection (White by Aiisha) if you know somebody hearing wedding bells and her other fun collaborations.
We can’t help falling in love with this oh-so fab site bursting at the seams with the coolest kids clothes, toys and gear the world has to offer! Everything and anything from high-end designer gear like Stella McCartney Kids and Burberry to the (slightly more) affordable Sassy Mama favourites MiniRodini and Petit Bateau. And they’ve made life easier for us UAE mamas by offering us the prices in AED and worldwide shipping. Credit cards at the ready!
Sassy Mama Tip: Alex and Alexa have an agreement with Aramex which means Dubai mamas get their order delivered at their doorstep. Thank you very much!
Tel: (+971) (0)50 554 3272
“Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe knew exactly what she was talking about and that’s something that Allegro has taken to heart with their amazing range of girls’ shoes. Created locally with only the best Spanish, Italian and Turkish leather, these delicate shoes are exactly the pair your daughter needs to take on the future.
The bible of online shopping, ASOS has a superb maternity section that includes designer gear and their own brand. The best thing about this site is that you can search by colour, brand, style and size and they also ship for free. A great one for picking up pretty maternity dresses and handy essentials like shorts and t’s.
An online shop with attitude, babatude.com offers an amazing array of unique home decor, clothing and gift ideas handpicked from talented designers from across the globe. From gift ideas to daily essentials, mama we’re talking about some seriously cool creations for your little ones – plus there’s a ‘yummy mummy’ section with beauty products, home accessories and little trinkets – heaven! Dare to be different? Then check out the website! You’re bound to love something,whether it’s a treat for yourself or a special gift for bubba, hubby or grandparents. And what’s even better, it will be delivered right to your door… How convenient!
Now who doesn’t love fashion with a good cause? Made in collaboration with NGOs in Zanzibar and Pakistan, this baby couture line has two collections: the Spice Road in support of Upendo Means Love and the Silk Road for the women of Behbud. All of the lightweight, breezy clothes are a great fit for the intense heat of the golden city and we’re definitely looking to invest in a few for our boys and girls.
Tel: +971 50 4359606
Online Shop, www.babycollection.ae
Founded by twin mamas and driven by a passion for creating the cutest items, the Baby Collection is a platform that provides the very best for our little miracles (and us, mamas, of course). With a background in event management, they came up with the Baby Collection, as a place for mums to find everything they need to celebrate the arrival of their little darlings – from clothing and essentials, to all the adorable little treats.
When it comes to baby showers? They keep up to date with all the latest market trends, but are always open to any ideas you have (phew!). So if you have a couple of themes in mind for your shower, but can’t quite find a way to materialise the picture in your head, they source products to match your needs.
Happy shopping, mamas!
Several locations in Dubai
“Home-grown” GCC mega-store Babyshop stocks everything and anything a mama or mama-to-be for that matter might need. Car seats, strollers, clothes for babies, kids, tweens and teens and lots more. Bottles, sterilizers, furniture, playpens- the works.
Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
Tel: (+971)(0)50 556 2210
Whether you’re a mama looking for a bit of culture or one looking for the best studios for family photoshoots, Baginskaya Art Gallery & Studio is definitely a great shout. Aiming to not only spread a love of art through their rotating exhibitions, they also do wonderful photos and even offer video services with their team of experienced photographers. Don’t worry if you’ve got an event planned or want an outdoor photoshoot – they do all that too!
142 Jumeirah Beach Rd, Jumeirah, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 349 5585
Are you thinking vintage is not for you mama? Think again or at least hit up Bambah in Jumeirah before you make up your mind. This place is pre-loved heaven where you will find beautiful fashion pieces from the 1930’s to the 80’s. Collection includes all the big names (Dior, YSL, etc.) and is updated on a weekly basis. Something for your weekly calendars perhaps?
Sassy Mama Tip: After a visit to pre-loved heaven, head to Bambah’s next door roommate ‘The Zoo Concept’. A total hipster place worth checking out.
15A, 1st Floor Jumeirah Centre, Beach Road, Dubai
Tel: 04 3440552/ 009714 3440552
If you’re looking to inject some real style, quality and luxury comfort into your swimwear wardrobe, Bare Essentials boutique is a feast of beautifully designed yet sensibly priced swimwear. Located in the heart of Dubai without trawling round the mega-malls, the boutique is the exclusive Gulf retailer of the award-winning Moontide label worn by A-listed celebrities the world over. A clear favourite with the fashion magazine stylists for its diverse selection, Bare Essentials has deservedly gained a reputation for now being Dubai’s premier swimwear boutique.
Level 2, The Dubai Mail, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 434 0103
Having been to both the London and the Dubai stores we are happy to confirm the selection is equally good- yay! Blossom Mother & Child have an impressive selection of maternity (as well as ‘normal’) clothes, plus baby products such for feeding sleeping and everything in between.
Great for baby shower gifts or when you feel like treating yourself and your bump to something special.
Maternity dresses, jeans and leggings to fit the bump, nursing bras and maternity lingerie as well as diaper bags and funky baby carriers – Blush and Bloom is a real one-stop-shop for mamas in the making. Keungzai, Peaks of London and Isabella Oliver are a few of our Sassy Mama personal favourite maternity designers that you can find here. Free delivery for orders over AED 250 mamas!
Sassy Mama Tip: The lovely Loretta who runs Blush and Bloom does personalised maternity fittings at her home for each stage of pregnancy. Anything to help you look rock that bump mama!
The Mall, the opposite of Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 321 5127
Whether you’re spending the day at a hotel pool, heading to one of Dubai’s gorgeous beaches, booking a staycation or even reclining on the deck of your private yacht (we can but dream right?!), Boho Beach is a unique resort fashion boutique that’ll instantly transport you to that incomparable feeling of starting your dream holiday – with that oh-so-cool bohemian twist that hints of Mykonos and Ibiza. Heavenly.
From sexy one-pieces, cute bikinis and gorgeous cover ups, to retro crocheted styles and sophisticated evening looks, Boho Beach Boutique is the answer to every mama (and papa too) who wants to feel luxurious and effortlessly stylish.With handpicked brands from around the world and only a few key pieces from each collection, you can guarantee that you’ll stand out from the crowd – and for all the best reasons.
Town Centre Jumeirah, Ground Floor Shop – 21, Jumeirah Beach road, Dubai UAE
Tel: (+971) (0)4 344 4512
Run by the lovely Sima Barazi Haroun, this gorgeous boutique and online store is the perfect place to find unique dream high-end pieces at a variety of price ranges whether you’re going for the modest spend or the big splurge. All you have to do is nip over to their website for a surge of closet envy – it looks every bit the treasure cave in Aladdin with a dose offeminine sophistication. They’ve got everything from vibrant clutches to jewellery staples, meaning that rather than running around Dubai scouting out your favourite finds, their carefully curated collection ensures that Boom & Mellow is the only trip you’ll ever have to make.
Read our full review here!
Boutique 1, Mall of the Emirates, Fashion Dome
Tel: (+971)(0) 4 395 1200
Boutique 1, The Walk at Jumeirah Beach Residence
Tel: (+971)(0) 4 425 7888
A well-known shopping mecca for Dubai mamas, Boutique One offers an amazing selection of high-end fashion brands such as Acne (Sassy Mama fave), Missoni, DvF and Victoria Beckham Denim to mention a few. Not exactly cheap and cheerful (more rather expensive and exclusive) but if you are on the lookout for the latest in fashion this is the place to go.
Sassy Mama Tip: Can’t face the mall crowds? Boutique One has a fab online selection with free shipping and next day delivery. Uh-oh mamas….
Level 1, Futouh Al Khair Family Mall, Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Toys, kids furniture, skincare, nursery accessories, clothing, party supplies and school essentials – this wonderland for little ones is a dream come true for mamas too! Children’s Lane is a family run business nurtured by love and a passion for sourcing the very best products from around the world and offering the finest heirloom quality furniture, handmade by expert craftsmen and artisans – perfect for your precious little ones – plus gorgeous clothing, accessories and gifts that you just won’t find elsewhere.
A little excursion to our capital city is totally worth it, even just to see some of the bespoke decor, elegant baby nurseries, and stunning children’s rooms! With a dedicated kiddie area (complete with in-house cinema), awesome stock for tots to teens and even skincare treats for mama – this is shopping for kids taken to a whole new level! Can’t make it over to the store? Not a problem, their website is the ideal stop for a little internet shopping – trust us, you’ll want it all.
Al Barsha , International house, Street 1, Umm Suqeim Road, Al Barsha
+971 4 3237180
One stop shop for all your needs! Ask any mama where the best place to buy ALL your arts & crafts supplies is and Creative Minds is guaranteed to come up. A one-stop-shop for everything from educational supplies to party items and literally everything you might need for your kids to get seriously arty at home – be warned you can spend hours (and quite a few dirhams) in here!
+(971) 507 491 732,
Cute Edition is a French independent designer brand, based in Dubai, dedicated to dressing 1 to 10 year olds in unique, fun and stylish clothing! Founded by Allaoua Gaham, who made it his mission to create a line of clothing for little fashionistas and trendsetters, the collection takes inspiration from the UAE and the rich culture of Arabic art – combined with a little je ne sais quoi – and features quirky designs and gorgeous quality (think chic kiddo threads in super soft cotton mamas!) – we just love their super cute tees. Designed in Paris and made in the UAE – Cute Edition is all about the very best of 2 worlds.
And it’s not just us who’s raving about our new find – Cute Edition clothing has attracted mega attention across the UAE and is distributed all over Dubai so scooping up a few of their gorgeous designs is as easy as one, two, tee!
655, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 338 6395
You can find Scandinavian designer brands in Dubai, mamas! At D.tales you will find objects with a high level of design based in the Scandinavian traditions. All design represented by D.tales has a tale to tell from the designer’s point of view. It could be a shape, a memory from times past, a combination of materials or a solution to a practical problem that the designer has solved through the product. It is these stories that give the objects their unique values.
Lamcy Plazza 3rd Floor, Near American Hospital
Tel: (+971) (0)4 335 1532
This crazy affordable Japanese superstore has literally everything you need (as well as everything you never thought you’d need): decorations, gifts, food, accessories and more. Everything’s been imported from Japan so you’ll be getting stuff you really can’t get anywhere else, just be careful not to get lost in the labyrinth, mamas!
Available at Saks Fifth Avenue in Bur Juman as well as Symphony in the Dubai Mall. Also available online.
Who said modesty and style couldn’t go hand in hand? DAS Collection’s super fresh take on the abaya is certainly a welcome one and we love their mission of female empowerment behind the whole brand. With high quality fabrics, cool patterns and insanely cool structures like their Japanese inspired flowing sleeves or patchwork detailing, there’s too much to say about this awesome brand in just one paragraph. You go, girls.
Subject to availability at S*uce and Valleydez’s Dubai locations, with a number of pop-ups throughout the year.
There’s an adorable vintage sensibility to Dee by Dalia’s clothing, whether they’re playing up a 60s skirt with a thoughtful wraparound bow or redefining casual chic with an easy peasy babydoll top. Her absolutely romantic and signature off the shoulder tops are set to be one of our new staples this 2015: race you to it, mamas!
Dubai Mall & Mirdif City Centre
A one-stop shop for the most extraordinary selection of maternity fashion, accessories and everything imaginable for mamas-to-be. Reasonably priced so you won’t feel like you’re shelling out too much cash for something you’re only going to wear for a couple of months.
Founded by two very Sassy sisters, Dinz Boutique’s line is sweet enough to give you cavities. Using quirky watermelon, smiley face and more ethnic prints, you’ll be able they’ve come up with fun pieces with unexpected splashes of creativity like an unexpected cut out or a pom pom collar. Where Dinz Boutique really shines is with their accessory line, full of fun jewellery and droolworthy clutches…did we mention their limited edition UAE products? Better get saving for the next National Day!
Online store and stores around Dubai
+971 (0) 444 79 750
Dubailove.ae is a project of two creative hearts, founded by a designer and an architect. Their contemporary design gifts, perfect for anyone looking for a stylish memento of Dubai, range from postcards, to posters, Tshirts, and prints. The high quality products and their signature designs will ensure the memories of the great places you’ve seen and the people you’ve met in Dubai stay with you for years and years to come.
Ah, good old Dubizzle. It’s sort of like a local eBay, full of people trying to get rid of mint items, furniture and whatever else you think you’ll need. As with anything you grab off Dubizzle however, make sure to ask for more photos of whatever you buy to make sure it’s in the condition it’s purported to be. That said, grabbing something for a fraction of the price is a gamble we’re willing to take.
Recently established by super cool mama Sofi, Eggs & Soldiers brings economical (and mostly eco-friendly) baby friendly products to the UAE. Chosen for being absolute essentials (all items on the site are those that Sofi couldn’t live without for her baby), the products are mainly sold online but Sofi is also a regular at markets around Dubai.
An advocate of cloth nappies, any mama who needs advice and support on entering this ‘daunting’ world – Sofi is your gal! The site also sells huge muslins in a variety of gorgeous colours, washable breast-pads, breastfeeding covers, toys and much more.
4th St, Al Quoz, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 338 6255
The Everest Furniture Factory (formally known as Apollo Furniture) has been operating in Dubai since 1995 whereby it has steadily grown to become a successful company specialising in curtain fitting, sofa reupholstery and manufacture, custom made mattress production. Everest offers an impressive selection of curtain fabrics to choose from with thousands of different colours and styles available.
Ground Floor, 1st Floor, 2nd Floor, The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 339 9933
Galeries Lafayette is great one-stop-shop for everything and anything from outfits for special occasions, gifts for the man (papa?) in your life, kiddie fashion as well as home décor and gourmet food. A great mix of high and mid-range fashion with lots of concessions from Europe and around the globe. No wonder they need three floors in the world’s largest shopping mall!
Jumeirah Road (close to Offshore Sailing Club), Umm Suqeim 1, Dubai
Tel: (+971)(0)4 394 2753
Pre-loved (that’s fancy for second hand, mamas) designer wear, shoes and accessories are up for grabs. Or if you are one of the lucky ones who gets tired of all your designer gear too quickly, this is where you can sell it! Browse through the stock on their website or pay them a visit at their villa on Jumeirah Beach Road for a bit of sensible designer shopping. The stock changes quickly and the quality is phenomenal!
This online store’s got everything a camping guru could ever want, from the usual tent and sleeping bag fare to even toilet necessities and caravans! We love how they have a broad range of international brands and they deliver all over the UAE – and all for free if you spend over AED 500. That’s as good a reason as any to go on a road trip…
Dubai Mall, Ground Floor (next to the Aquarium), Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Marina Mall, Ground Floor (next to Coast), Dubai Marina, Dubai
Although the selection tends to be rather small and sells out very quickly, if you do get your hands on their maternity jeans you won’t be disappointed. Super comfy, very durable and totally affordable. The good stuff tends come and go (as in fly off the shelves), so keep an eye out if you want to bag a few bump bargains. Head to the Dubai Mall or Marina Mall outlets as they have the best maternity selection.
Second Floor (near to waterfall, opposite Papa Roti), Dubai Mall, Dubai.
Tel: (+971) (0)4 339 8889
Taking your toddler to a big toyshop may not sound like a sensible suggestion, but Hamleys in Dubai Mall (head to the second floor) boasts a free play area for tots to burn off some energy after time trapped in a buggy. There are several different playhouses and swings to keep the little people happy, and mamas will appreciate the soft flooring, enclosed fencing, and bench seating to rest their tired feet before round two of shopping!
We are absolutely in love with these gorgeous and personalized design products from Dubai-based designer Justine Crunden. The heidi&luca-range will turn your kids’ rooms into funky little getaways in no time. Not to mention the adorable cushions and little bags that are THE perfect birthday gift for a little loved one.
M3, Second Container Cluster, BOXPARK (between Al Safa Park and Emirates Post Office on Al Wasl Road), Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 385 6887
This fantastic Spanish toy brand has taken up residence in Dubai and quite frankly, we couldn’t be luckier. We didn’t think luxury children’s toys were a thing, but Imaginarium definitely proved us wrong with their high quality toys that deliver both on education and entertainment. With a number of values that we’re huge fans of like no war-themed products, no gender biased toys and a huge emphasis on safety, they’ve got everything from quirky little push cars to mini musical instruments.
Al Safa Store, Sheikh Zayed Road, Near Safa Park
Tel: (+971) (0)4 346 6050
Gold & Diamond Park, Building 7, Near First Gulf Bank Metro Station
Tel: (+971) (0)4 341 3922
A baby superstore that stocks absolutely everything for the modern mama – from the latest buggys and car seats to beautiful nursery furniture and accessories plus feeding essentials, clothing and bath products, all housed in 2 beautiful stores that ooze calm and sophistication (complete with free nespresso coffee). JustKidding regularly host events for mamas (and some for dads too), covering topics from breastfeeding to baby-proofing your marriage.
Tel: (+971) (0)55 774 3745
KenziBox is a cool subscription service that sends monthly craft activities to your front door and is a cute way to get your kiddos imaginations fired up and their little eyes away from a TV screen. And the great thing? They’re designed by two mamas with the help of primary school teachers to make sure that they’re not only stimulating, but actually educational in that ‘learning through play’ non-pushy type of way. Perfect. KenziBox is designed for 3-8 year olds and while the older kiddies will be able to glue, cut and paint alone, the activities are actually ideal for the littles to do with parents and are a fab way to spend that all important ‘quality time’ together.
Read our full review here.
- Baby + Kids Clothes and Accessories
- Baby Superstores
- Child Development Classes
- Creative Classes + Programmes
- Home Furnishing
- Kids' Gear + Gifts
Kids Point 102 Umm Al Sheif Street (near the Spinneys crossroads)
Tel: +971 4335 5877
This gorgeous treasure trove of all things beautiful for children age 0-12 is not only a store but a space for kids to create and learn through regular arts & crafts sessions and weekend events. And they stock everything from the cutest clothes to unique interior accessories that include play houses, caravan beds, ‘colour me’ wallpaper and must-have Moroccan rugs (we want it all).
The Village Mall, G/F, Shop 18 (behind flower shop), Jumeriah Beach Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 344 7755
As Albert Einstein once said, ‘Play is the highest form of research’, the play element is no doubt a big part of your kiddo’s childhood. But finding meaningful, quality and innovative toys can be tricky sometimes, right mama? Don’t worry – Klug Educational Toys & Play is here to make your family play time a fun and safe one! Smart mamas like yourself will find toys that are carefully selected toys with non hazardous material at their shop, and they are always on the lookout for new brands that support creativity, stimulate the little brains and foster skills development – who says play and learn have to be separated?
Available at Mahani in Jumeirah Emirates Towers
Founded by newcomer to the scene Lilian Afshar, this very Sassy designer has created a line of adorable Perspex clutches perfect for that quirky kick to your outfit. With a number of engraved with her signature gorgeous winged scarab design, she’s recently branched out with a new sophisticated range of marbled birthstone clutches. (Just save us a peridot…)
Available in Bloomingdales, Dubai Mall
Shoulder pads are so not 80s anymore, mamas. Internationally renowned designer and stylist Alanoud Badr founded Lady Fozaza in 2011 and since then she’s had celebrities like the Kardashians, Evan Rachel Woods and more favouring her bold blazers. There’s always a pop of unexpected detailing to each of her blazers; a super strong pointed shoulder, sequined sleeves or a splash of geometrics. In any case, with a Fozaza on, everyone will know you mean business.
The Dubai Mall, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)04 3253245
Tel: (+971) (0)4 3449238
Laura Ashley, the UK’s leading lifestyle brand is now available in Dubai! Visit Laura Ashley to experience a quintessentially English lifestyle, quality, originality and rich design heritage and get inspired by superb design and the latest home collections. Laura Ashley offers a diverse range of contemporary and classy furniture for the home, all exquisitely designed and crafted into elegant units.
Beautiful and carefully selected European items that are hand made from the finest materials. A quirky mix of nursery decoration, accessories and children’s wear makes this an excellent choice for mamas looking for something out the ordinary.
Psst… the little girly headbands are to die…
Got a little rockstar in the family? This fun kids’ brand is less chains and leather and more neons, patterns and cute graphic tees. We’re particularly loving the boys’ line: bracers, bowties and super funky bomber jackets. That said however, we want the girls’ jumpsuits in every colour please.
For a spot of mini Middle Eastern glam, turn to Little Farasha’s beautiful baby and child accessories for inspiration. Each piece comprises fashion and function, from their keffiyah dribble bibs for kiddos 4 months and older to keep the mess to a minimum to their thoughtful printed nursing covers, perfect for mamas wanting a little more privacy while breastfeeding and pocket (with a sneaky little pocket for tissues, pacifiers and other bits and bobs).
We can’t rave enough about Little Majlis and how much we LOVE this beautiful artisan online store.
Little Majlis specializes in non-commercial, handmade products by Gulf–based artists, designers, cooks and crafters. How cool is that? No need to hunt around every single farmer’s market for that special something- just click it home mamas! We kind of feel like we just gave away one of our best kept secrets, but it’s all for a good cause, right?
These preppy-hip clothes are a definite favourite amongst our Scandinavian mamas. Their selection of pastel-coloured Pima Cotton (the softest cotton in the world) is perfect for sensitive baby skin, not to mention darn cute and durable. Worldwide shipping available for AED 100, go for it we say!
Dubai Garden Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 340 0006
This South African based designer is known for her flamboyant prints (think florals, stripes and retro kids patterns in wonderfully bright hues). From nappy bags to vanities, bottle warmers and lunch boxes – there’s something for every occasion. The beach bags are a big hit with Sassy Mama – big enough to fit all the essentials and more they also double up as a great carry on bag when flying – the perfect combination for us Dubai mamas! Stocked at Dubai Garden Centre or available via their website through lovely mama Kathryn.
This sassy mama fave is an online shop for mamas looking for stylish, versatile, but yet affordable fashion. Offering a selection of wonderful prints from stripes to ikat, bold to elegant, the range presents a selection of wearable yet fashion forward styles in an array of different fabrics. For us mamas in Dubai, the jersey material numbers are a hit… Lightweight and quality fabric in this heat is God sent! Also don’t miss out on their tailored separates and silk dresses that can be dressed up or down for any occasion and will undoubtedly keep you ahead of that fashion curve.
This gorgeous haute couture collection is one that journos everywhere look out for every fashion week and with good reason. Created by Princess Sheikha Madiyah Al Sharqi, daughter of the Ruler of Fujairah, UAE, HH Sheikh Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, every single one of her sleek, classic designs possesses a royal sensibility that impresses effortlessly. Expect detailing, detailing, detailing mamas, pops of embroidery or sparkle aren’t altogether uncommon.
Jumeirah beach road , Interiors ,191 Dubai, United Arab Emirates
+971 55 223 6866
Need some floral inspo for special occasions? Maison Des Fleurs is a full scale floral design company , celebrated for a modern style with its roots in French design that embraces bright colours and seasonal flowers. Maison Des Fleurs products and services include luxury flower deliveries in their signature box, weekly floral installations for corporate Offices, Hotels and residences.
Various locations across Dubai
Tel: 800 888 22
Whether you’re a first time parent, you’ve done it all before or you’re looking to treat someone special; Mamas & Papas have everything you need for your littles! From the cutest little clothes to those must-have essentials, all of this world wide brand’s products are inspired by making your life easier – while focusing on innovation and style.With 6 stores across the UAE, their friendly staff are always on-hand for all your shopping and parenting needs and the new Mamas & Papas online store also offers Free Same Day Delivery in Dubai, so start shopping now!
- Baby + Kids Clothes and Accessories
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Festival Waterfront Centre, Dubai Festival City, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 206 6466
Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (Burj Towers), Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)3 784 0900
Galleria, 2nd Floor, Mall of Emirates, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 395 8977
This good old British go-to store has everything a family could ever need: clothing for mamas, papas and kiddos, gorgeous homeware and a food section that we can never resist nipping into. With a number of branches across Dubai, it’s clear that Dubai mamas are big fans – grab the little ones some Percy Pigs on the way out!
22 Souk Al Bahar, Old Town, Burj Khalifa, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 420 0345
Vibrant coloured kaftans, pashminas, tunics and accessories in cotton and silk have made this brand a perfect match for the Dubai lifestyle. The combination of Eastern and Western styles, patterns and colours makes the perfect “Melange”. Whether you’re a tunic-every-day kind of mama or a DIFC suit-mama, you will find something beautiful to add to your wardrobe.
Sassy Mama Tip: This is a great place to take visitors to pick up some glamorous ethnic-inspired resort wear.
Also at: 21 Jumeirah Plaza, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai
This kids’ brand is a welcome splash of rustic chic in the littler fashion world, with delicate pastels and florals dominating the general palette. Branching out beyond the usually floaty dresses, you’ll be able to grab sweet onesies and even retro swimwear for the little ones. With clothes for newborns to bigger kids, everything’s made from pures: pure linen, pure cotton, silk and more. After all, your tot only deserves the highest quality.
We can’t believe it took so long to get an online market place for kids in Dubai but finally it is here! Mini Exchange helps you buy pre-loved (in great condition) as well as new (tag still on) kids’ clothes and accessories at ridiculous discounts.
And if you’re hiding behind a mountain of old baby clothes, these guys will come and collect, price, market and sell for you. You? Well, you just get paid mama – too easy! All we ask is that somebody launches an adult version soon!
One of our personal favourites on the list, Mochi’s run by a super talented designer and every one of her designs buzzes with an infectious creative energy. Each of her vibrant pieces are inspired by the places she’s travelled to around the world with collections like the mirrored and detailed Jaipur, the delicately embroidered Hungary and gorgeous textiles from Thailand. Highlights include her gorgeous dress sets, Jaipur jackets and we’d definitely make space in our drawers for a number of her clutches. And the best thing? They’re all made by local artisans.
Click home International fashion straight from the catwalk (yes, really!) straight to mama here in Dubai. Moda Operandi gives you the option to pre-order pieces from upcoming collections as well as shop in their carefully curated online shop. Not too fussed if your Nina Ricci clutch is from last season and happy to pick it up at a lower price? Check out their everlasting sale!
Looking for beautifully soft, great quality and really fun hand block printed baby necessities? MoochicBaby offers everything from nursery bedding and muslins to swaddles and nightwear in 100% organic cotton. Pick and choose from the vast product range on the website and contact Yuva with your selection. The oh-so-unique prints can be delivered to your door – great as gifts or to give your little ones bedroom a bit of a colour-lift we can see these timeless goodies becoming a mama fave!
Several locations in Dubai
This world-wide mega chain has been a definitive go-to for mamas for eons (or at least since they opened their first store back in the 1960’s). Clothes, shoes, buggies, beds, carries, bottles, you name it- they have it! Mothercare stocks a wide range of internationally renowned brands such as BabyBjorn, STOKKE, MacClaren as well as great range of their own Mothercare range.
An online superstore that has it all! From bottles to books, strollers, nanny uniforms, bouncers and rockers as well as clothes for mamas-to-be and bubs. They also have an online baby registry (perfect for baby showers!). 2-3 days delivery in the UAE, ‘nuf said!
Looking for a great (and free!) gift registry? MyList, Dubai’s first online multi-store registry, is the perfect choice for wedding wish lists, baby and birthday gift lists that’ll sort you out in no time. With a huge range of presents ranging from the dream pram to your something blue, it’s super easy to use and flexible to boot. Plus, if picking everything online isn’t your thing, you can opt to head out to any of their 75 partner stores with a free personal shopper who’ll chime in with ideas every now and again.
For more details, check out our in-depth write up here!
Available at Bloomingdale’s in The Dubai Mall, Harvey Nichols at the Mall of the Emirates
Not afraid to break the mold, mamas? Neither is Parsons trained designer Nathalie Trad and all of her artistic clutches are a lesson in the unexpected, drawing inspiration from the natural world to create impressive accessories that’ll elevate every outfit. Using gorgeous materials like mother of pearl in unexpected ways and no shortage of asymmetry, they’re statement pieces that’ll be sure to get everyone talking.
Loved by Sassy Mama favourite theDressRoom.com, this super vibrant fashion label is grounded firmly in its local Emirati roots. Mona Fares, the internationally trained designer behind all of it, definitely has an eye for colour and brings that to her absolutely outstanding traditional bishts (we’re loving the splashes of neon lace above) as well as her gorgeous handsewn capes and wraps. This is a label that’s all about the layering and of course colour blocking – perfect for the sassier mamas out there.
Various locations across Dubai
New Look celebrate all those bumptastic mamas with their specially designed range of fashion maternity wear that takes inspiration from current trends and fabulous celebrity expectant mamas. The sales are well worth waiting for here with very reasonable prices and great basics including t-shirts and pretty nursing bras to choose from.
Sassy Mama Tip: New Look UK deliver to Dubai – free shipping if you spend over GBP 55 and only a minimal amount if you don’t
The Dubai Mall, SF-144, 2nd Floor (Near Aquarium), Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 325 3662
Pitter Patter is dedicated to looking after your darlings’ tiny feet. They specialize in stylish children’s footwear and have an amazing selection of high quality (they follow recommendations from Podiatric Medical Associations), ultra-chic shoes for newborns to 10 years of age. Sneakers, party shoes, socks and sandals, this place has it all! Buy online or hit up one of their stores.
Sassy Mama Tip: Going to a baby shower? Pitter Patter has a great selection of mega-cute baby gifts.
Also at: The Springs Town Centre, (Near Springs 2 & 3), Emirates Hills, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)959 139 9288
These local fashionistas have created a range of fun clothes for both boys and girls which have us wishing they’d make a few in a slightly bigger size. Their aesthetic is a self-proclaimed modern vintage one and we’re definitely feeling it: expect smart ginghams for boys and sweet old school boleros for girls. With an adorable modern 50s sensibility, they wouldn’t look out of place in an old school soda shop. Great for 2-12 year olds.
Suite 203, API World Tower
Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)50 870 4832
A girl after our own heart, our Sassiest Mama Reema Ameer (see our interview with her here) spent a good 12 years making waves in the publishing industry both abroad and here in Dubai before pursuing her passion for fashion. This mamapreneur creates easy to wear pieces made from gorgeous Indian fabrics, ranging from her smart casual Alexa capes to her super cool sari jumpsuits. In fact, our own Sassy Mama Dani loves her so much she even wore the piece above to meet Sarah Jessica Parker herself and looked just as chic.
Dubai Mall, 1st Floor, Fashion Section
Sheikh Zayed Road, Burj Dubai, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 339 9696
On the look-out for something homegrown to wear then S*uce won’t disappoint you. This is one of the very few stores in Dubai that offers Dubai-based fashion labels. Most of the stuff is on the pricey side but then a statement piece can definitely be worth a bit of a splurge mamas!
Sassy Mama Tip: Can’t find your way to the store, S*uce is pronounced “Sauce”… go figure.
Village Mall, Ground Floor, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 344 7270
Tel: (+971) (0)4 363 9007
So we’ve got the secret to your next dinner party (and in fact, all your meal planning). Secrets Fine Food, a gourmet food delivery service loved by foodies such as Zuma and Atlantis, stocks only the best of the best shipped straight from Europe to your doorstep. With a super easy to use online store stocking mouth watering goods like fresh grass-fed beef from Ireland, farm chicken from France and burrata directly shipped from Italy, you’ll never be bereft of mealspiration.
See our full review here!
Suite 903, JBC 2, Building, V Cluster, Jumeirah Lake Towers Area, Dubai
SEEN’s a somewhat established player to the fashion scene, having set up shop in Abu Dhabi in 2011, but it’s made waves at London Fashion Week and Miami Fashion Week since it’s creation. Summed up in two words – billowy casual – the brand’s modest yet head-turning pieces are perfect for a breezy day at a beach club with the kiddos.
Priced AED 600+. Available on www.thedressroom.com.
Shop 53, 1st Floor, Dubai Marina Mall
Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971) (0)4 451 9779
Tucked away in the mama-friendly Marina Mall is the oh-so-lovely Smitten Boutique – a tiny little slice of shopping heaven for kids and mamas alike. At Sassy Mama we’re not just personal fans of Smitten but also of its very chic owner Roshni (one of those effortlessly well put-together mamas we aspire to be), so we wanted to share this gem with those of you looking for some fun and funky pieces to jazz up yours or your little ones’ wardrobes.
See our full write-up here.
StyleMeDivine, a personal styling and shopping agency which works with many of the region’s most stylish ladies. And we’re not just talking those with cash to flash mamas, StyleMeDivine can work to any budget – designer or high-street. Kelly Lundberg alone has notched up over 10,000 shopping hours with clients and purchased over 5,000 pairs of shoes, not including her own collection, so I was excited and hopeful that she could whip my very sorry for itself wardrobe into shape.
Street 25, Al Quoz Industrial Area 4, Dubai
Looking to update a tired house into a cozy, family home? The Attic is a Dubai-based furniture boutique specialising in an eclectic range of (hand crafted) shabby chic vintage, industrial, retro, and recycled (up-cycled!) furniture. One look at their
furniture artwork, is enough to tell you that these experts have an eye for style and personal flair. So if you’re looking to instantly add a pop of character to any dry room, it’s definitely time to checkout The Attic. Making ample use of reclaimed wood & metal, they create the ideal statement pieces for families wanting to refresh their home decor with unique pieces (they become great talking points at dinner parties, too). And to top it all off? They specialise in one-of-a-kind statement pieces that are stylish AND affordable.
Office 301, 3rd Floor Sama building Barsha 1, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4361 5373
The Home Boutique offers stunning handmade home accessories, rugs, wallpaper, cushions and canvas prints. All collections are designed by the lead designer Anam Siddiqui, who has won multiple awards and been featured in many magazines for her work in interior design. What’s great about The Home Boutique is that you don’t need to break the bank to completely transform your space. A few touches of home decor can make over your home from drab to a designers dream in a snap.
Tel: (+971) 55 380 30 25
The Mommy Co.’s mission is to make mums-to-be feel comfy and elegant and help them express their personalities. Pop on one of their maternity dresses and you’ll instantly feel stylish and fashionable while you’re expecting. And not only are they great maternity outfits, they’ll take you through post-pregnancy, too.
Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai
Tel: (+971) (0)4 345 5557
We’re loving this funky shop in Jumeirah 1 where you can find anything from clothes to accessories as well as unique pieces of furniture and art. They also have the little Café, The O-Concept Café (duh…) if you are in need of a quick caffeine fix while browsing through the goodies in the shop. A little destination in itself we think.
Wasl Vita Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Tel: (+971) (0)55 795 6430
For those mamas who haven’t yet encountered this necessary indulgence, let us fill you in on this dermatological delight to newly hit our shores. The Organic Pharmacy is a skincare and beauty line that believes that the best way to treat the skin is to treat the whole body. The best way to experience TOP is by booking a free 30 minute spa consultation with a trained therapist, who will look at your skin and ask about your lifestyle before advising which products and treatments would best suit you.
See our full review here.
Dubai Festival City and India Court, Ibn Battuta Mall
Tel: (+971) (0)4 2524119
We all need retail therapy at some point, right mamas? Then look no further than Trollbeads, a Danish Design legacy known for its simplicity, functionality and quality.
Trollbeads started life in 1976 in a small jeweller’s store in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is the original beads-on- bracelet brand. Each piece in the Trollbeads collection has its own little story, taking its inspiration from mythology, astrology, fairy tales, fauna, flora, cultural diversity, and last but certainly not least, in the familiar things of everyday living.
There’s a lot you can expect from Trollbeads products, from beads on bracelets, necklaces, earrings, to rings and accessories, Trollbeads jewellery is made from the highest quality raw materials, including 18 k gold, sterling silver, cobber, Italian glass, freshwater pearls, amber and precious stones, and is created from a blend of traditional and modern techniques.
Tel: (+971) (0)50 238 0651
Our precious little people grow up so fast mamas and while the early years (and sleepless nights) might seem to last forever, before you know it the babies are out of diapers and heading to college. Photos will capture a moment but we quickly forget how tiny our kids were – how little their hands and feet felt against our own and just how darn cute those tiny digits are. Well mamas, what if we told you that British company Wrightson and Platt create physical memories through their beautiful life-casts that immortalise those treasured early moments through bronze, silver or glass casts of your baby’s hands and feet, which can then be incorporated into bespoke jewellery pieces, sculptures and much more? Hallelujah!
We’ve had our eye on this fresh and feminine label for a while, so much so that we even made founder Zayan Ghandour one of our That Sassiest Mamas! (Check out her interview here.) This label’s a hit with fashionistas all over the world and it’s because the drama’s definitely in the details; from ultra feminine silhouettes, delicate prints and sleek details, and there’s certainly no shortage of boldness here. If someone could grab me the Cinderella dress, that’d be great thanks…