From textiles to books: 6 stand-alone stores that have reopened in Dubai
It's not just malls that have reopened, here are a selection of shops if you want to avoid the crowds
Since Dubai authorities eased restrictions on movement, malls are set to reopen to the public. But it's not only malls that are reopening, several stand-alone stores have also welcomed shoppers again.
While we don’t advocate going on a shopping spree at this time, if you do need to buy something and want to avoid the city’s malls, here are six stand-alone stores you can check out instead.
Many of these shops have opened with measures to keep customers apart and alternative hours, so it’s a good idea to call before you visit.
The Collective by Ripe, Al Quoz
The Courtyard in Al Quoz’s boutique shopping destination will open for a soft launch on Sunday, April 26. Head down between noon and 8pm but make sure you pay attention to the physical distancing rules, such as keeping a few steps between you and other visitors, wearing a mask and gloves and not touching any products you’re not sure you’re going to buy, no matter how irresistible the new Ramadan collections are. www.thecollectivebyripe.com
Comptoir 102, Jumeirah
Stuffed with beautiful furniture, accessories and couture, Comptoir 102 has reopened in its quaint bungalow home on Jumeriah Beach Road. Head here for a curated selection of wares from local and international designers, or visit for health-focused organic dishes and a changing menu of daily specials. Ramadan opening hours are from 9am until 8pm daily. If you prefer to stay at home, the cafe is also open for deliveries, www.comptoir102.com
Perfect for parents trying to home school children or for anyone who has smashed through all the reading material on their bookshelves already. Magrudy's is Jumeirah's stalwart bookstore and it will be open on a daily basis from 10am until 8pm. Head here to stock up on books, stationery, e-learning supplies and more. For more information www.magrudy.com
O Concept, Jumeirah
This Jumeirah store has a curated selection of apparel, home decor, accessories and art, as well as a great selection of coffee, all under one roof. It’s also far from the city’s malls – you’ll find it in the Beach Hotel Apartment. Shoppers can visit from Saturday, April 25, with Ramadan hours set from noon until 10pm, www.oconceptstore.ae
DIA Textiles, Bur Dubai
If it’s pashminas, shawls, or caftans you need, the textile souq is your best bet. Head to DIA Textiles for a great selection of clothing, handicrafts and accessories. Ramadan opening hours are from 9am to 5pm and there are some new rules in place for everyone’s safety. These include only allowing two customers in the store at any one time and no children under 12. Gloves and masks are musts and payment by card is preferred.
O'De Rose, Jumeirah
Head to O'de Rose's converted villa on Al Wasl Road to source Boho fashion and lifestyle items curated from across the world, or handmade by local artisans. It's a good option if you're looking for a special gift and they stock everything from clothing and artwork to home decor and accessories. As it's in a villa, this place doesn't tend to get too crowded other than during events which, according to the store, are on hold for the moment. Ramadan hours are noon until 6pm https://www.o-derose.com/
Updated: April 26, 2020 01:48 PM