What’s On profiles boutique shopping in Dubai, niche boutiques in Dubai serving your shopping needs away from the souks and big shopping malls in Dubai.

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Shun the souks and ditch the malls as we bring you the hottest boutiques every savvy shopper should know about…

S*uce On Sea
We’re already big fans, of quirky fashion boutique S*uce and the latest addition to the family at The Beach, JBR, doesn’t disappoint either. Offering everything you need to indulge in some stylish poolside posing, a range of regional and international designers is on offer.

The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 4304202. Taxi: The Walk. shopatsauce.com

S*uce On Sea - boutique shopping in Dubai

The Odd Piece
Walking into The Odd Piece could be compared to stumbling upon Aladdin’s Cave, thanks to a large, eclectic collection of vintage furniture and home accessories. With an ethos of staying away from mass production, creative director Arwa Hafiz travels the world to bring unusual trinkets to UAE shores. Every piece found in the store has been restored and given The Odd Piece signature touch.

Al Hadiqa Street, Al Wasl Square, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 9pm, Fri 3pm to 9pm. Tel: (04) 3884640. Taxi: Opposite Safa Park. the-oddpiece.com

The Odd Piece - boutique shopping in Dubai

Zaveri Privé
When it comes to vintage eyewear it’s fair to say Zaveri Privé have got their eye on the ball. Boasting an impressive collection of sunglasses from as far back as the 1930s right up to to the 1990s, you can claim a little piece of history in their Jumeirah boutique.

Villa 738, Al Wasl Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 9am to 6pm. Tel: (052) 8349999. Taxi: Beside the British Veterinary Hospital. zaveriprive.com

The Zoo Concept
If you are in the market for geeky gadgets that are decidedly too cool for school then you’re in the right place with The Zoo Concept. Situated in the same villa as the popular vintage boutique Bambah, The Zoo Concept have all the bases covered for people looking for a gift that stands out from the crowd.

Villa 142, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3495585. Taxi: Opposite Dubai Zoo. facebook.com/thezooconcept

Zoo Concept - boutique shopping in Dubai

Feeling a little blue and in need of some home-baked goodies and a spot of retail therapy? Spontiphoria will welcome you with open arms. The bakery whips up everything from brownies to cupcakes with a home kitchen vibe. While comfort eating your blues away, you can peruse the collection of jewellery, stationery, and clothing.

Al Hadiqa Street, Al Wasl Square, Dubai, Sun to Thur 8am to midnight, Fri and Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 3388827. Taxi: Opposite Safa Park. spontiphoria.com

Makeup Etc
Beauty mavens will love Makeup Etc, a boutique aimed at bringing the hottest products to Dubai. From well-known brands to those that are emerging, the team at Makeup Etc have a policy that if they don’t love a product, they won’t carry it in store. We were also impressed with the knowledge and expertise of the staff and walked away with more tips and hints than we could shake a make-up brush at.

Palm Strip Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 3455747. Taxi: Palm Strip Mall. makeupetc.ae

Makeup Etc - boutique shopping in Dubai