Setting up a home is hard work because not just any object will do. We want items that a) look beautiful, b) will last for at least five years, and most importantly, c) are within budget. In most cases, this requires careful planning, research, and weeks-long treks to hunt down the best shops in your location.
Life in the UAE makes all that effort completely unnecessary. Mall of Emirates is one of the best shopping malls in UAE where you can find that stores that provide household items, craftworks, crockery, and furniture that fits the checklist above. We’ve given you some of the best stores below.
Al Jaber Gallery
A house isn’t a home without a work of art. Al Jaber Gallery has been the foundation for art and craft in the UAE for over thirty years. It has an impressive collection of indigenous souvenirs, gift items, antiques, artistic handicrafts and jewelry, so it’s a good place to go if you would like to own some authentic Emirati craftwork.
Crate & Barrel
It’s rare for household stores to have an interesting backstory that we can all relate to, which is what makes Crate and Barrel (and its name) so unique. The brand is renowned for its emphasis on good design, use of eco-friendly materials, and exceptional customer service. If this is your philosophy, head over to Crate and Barrel Dubai.
Home Center has been around for twenty years and established itself as a reliable and high-quality brand. Home Center Dubai has an extensive product array ranging from kitchenware to kids decor, but if you’re an individual whose tastes run toward the quirky, then it might not be for you.
Jashanmal is the granddaddy of home stores in the Middle East. The brand was the first retail outlet in the region and has a long history – they currently house over a100 brands and 30 exclusive brands in home furnishings. With all these numbers, you're spoilt for choice.
For many people, their kitchen is home. Lakeland seems to understand this because they focus on providing an unrivaled collection of creative kitchenware that will please the most finicky chef. Do check out their online store – they have a great collection of recipes too.
Note: Lakeland also offers unique gifts sourced from around the world. Keep that in reserve the next time you’re stuck for gifting ideas.
No matter what budget or tastes, there is always something to turn your house into a home.