A salute to our home-grown community…

Whatever walk of life they are from, our home-grown heroes in Dubai all have in common the courage and conviction to grow an idea here, adding an authentic flavour to the region. And we want to remain a tight-knit community, therefore it’s essential that we support them.

Here are 13 amazing home-grown brands in Dubai to support.

Surf House


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Surf House opened in 1992 and has been a hub for the water-loving community ever since. They offer all things surf related, such as lessons, equipment, surf school and also SUP hires. This surfers paradise also has a cafe, serving healthy eats and piping hot coffee. Surf House invites people to come and use their space to work and you can even bring your four-legged friends.

Surf House, Umm Suqeim, Jumeirah, Dubai, Mon to Sun 7am to 7pm, Tel: (0)50 504 3020 @surfhousedubai 



This homegrown brand is here to glam up your furry friends. If you need something for a special occasion, or just want to shake up your pooches look, this enterprise has got you sorted. Your fur babies’ custom-made bandana or bow tie is only an Instagram DM away, with a percentage of the proceeds donated to local animal shelters, making this a guilt-free purchase.




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If you’re looking for a way to get your body moving, head down to Crank. This homegrown workout zone has an inspiring and diverse team that is ready to push your body to new limits. Guests can choose between their Ride or Shape HIIT classes but no matter what you choose, your workout is guaranteed to be spicy and will get your heart pumping.

Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, Sun to Fri 6.30am to 10pm, Sat 8am to 10pm, Tel: (0)4 321 2095, crank-fit.com

Wear The House – Gem Rugs

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This family-owned company makes rugs that are works of art for your floor. Since each of their rugs is custom-made, they are tailored to perfectly fit your home. These items are entirely hand-tufted and made of 100 per cent New Zealand wool. Once you place a purchase through their website, your rug will arrive within four to six weeks.

Order online at wearethehouse.com

Boston Lane

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In the heart of Dubai’s underground art scene, Boston Lane is a humble project serving coffee and delicious food. Diners can enjoy, breakfast, lunch and a variety of toasties. They have an extensive drinks menu, complete with milkshakes.

Boston Lane, Courtyard, Al Quoz, Mon to Sun 7.30am to 7pm, Tel: (0)58 517 2132, bostonlane.com


Armed with knowledge and maternal power, Sprout has created a healthy meal delivery service which is designed to maximise nutrients. With this quick and easy online delivery guide, you can have nutritious foods ready for your little ones or the whole family.




Sported started as a passion project and has now become integral to the sporting community. Their website is every fitness fanatics’ dream, acting as a multi-sport resource for athletes in the UAE. If you need information about sports clinics, nutrition or just want to access their master race calendar, hop on to their website. If you have time, pop into their showroom which offers an extensive variety of high-quality brands that focus on triathlon and sports nutrition.

Sported, Surf House, Umm Suqeim 2, Dubai, Tel: (0)56 409 0994, sported.ae

The Lime Tree


Lime Tree has remained constant in Dubai’s rapid growth and in many aspects embodies Dubai’s expat community. You may be familiar with this establishment purely due to their iconic carrot cake, an item which is locally renowned. With many delicious cakes and breakfast goodies, as well as their beautiful salad and sandwich bar, you will not leave this establishment hungry.

Multiple locations, thelimetreecafe.com

Heyla Jewelry

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A female-run home-grown brand in Dubai, this jewellery outlet is the answer to all your accessories worries. Helya is founded by two Emirati sisters who combined their passion for Emirati culture, architecture and design. Their simple and beautiful designs encapsulate the native flora and heritage of the Middle Eastern. The item would make a perfect gift for a friend or to yourself.

Order online at heyla.store.com, @helya.ae


Bespoke Balconies

A locally grown design and styling business is here to give your balcony a glow up! In the midst of the global pandemic Georgina Griffin, a British designer founded this company. The whole process of styling your balcony is entirely based upon each clients individual taste, budget and balcony. This is your cue to glam up your our door space…




Nightjar Coffee Roasters


Born in 2017 by a group of coffee lovers, this establishment loves the art of coffee and the communities that grow it. This chic outlet is based in Alserkal Avenue, offering artisanal coffee, cold brew and positive vibes. Nightjar is aware of the exploitation of farmers and is dedicated to ethical sourcing.

Nightjar Coffee Roasters, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, Mon to Sun 9am to 9pm, Tel: (0)50 365 1120, nightjar.coffee

Thrift for Good


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This enterprise is putting Dubai’s old clothes to good use: re-homing preloved items to reduce waste. Thrift for Good welcomes all clothes as they are committed to repairing or recycling old items or materials. Go to any of their outlets to find your perfect thrift find, or to donate all of those clothes you have been hiding at the back of your cupboard. All profits go to helping children around the world, in partnership with Gulf for Good.

Multiple locations, Mon to Fri, 10am to 10pm, thriftforgood.org

Daughter and Dad Coffee


All visitors are welcomed to bring their furry friends to this unique family-run business. With freshly roasted specialty coffee and a plant-based menu, you will be feeling nourished when you leave this wholesome outlet.

Daughter and Dad, Meliá Desert Palm, Warsan 2, Dubai, Fri and Sat 8am to 7pm, Sun to Thur 8am to 6pm, closed on Tues, Tel: (0)54 383 4709, @daughterdadcoffee


Jetlagged Chef


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This enterprise is the passion project of a former aviation employee. During lockdown, Eliza’s love for cooking took to new heights, creating a meal delivery service which offers healthy recipes with an Australian flare. The Jetlagged Chef believes in nourishing and fueling one’s body rather than adhering to a restrictive diet.

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Jetlagged Chef, No-contact delivery, Tel: (0)58 507 7524, jetlagged-chef.com


Wolfi’s Bike Shop


Wolfi’s has paved the way for the cycling community in the Middle East. From humble beginnings in 2002, Wolfi’s has had exponential success in bringing cycling to the Middle East. They are the Middle East‘ Cycling Candy store’ with an extensive range of cycling brands and offering repair services.

Wolfi’s Bike Shop, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Fri to Sun, 8.30am to 7pm, Tel: (0)4 339 4453, wolfis.ae

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