x Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 July 2017

Home Shopping: Regional designers at Aura B

Though primarily a fashion site, this is also the place to find quirky, Arabic-inspired home accessories. And shipping within the UAE in free.

Hind Rostom ashtray. Courtesy of Aura B
Hind Rostom ashtray. Courtesy of Aura B

An excellent source for home accessories by regionally based brands and designers, Aura B makes local shopping easy. Though primarily a fashion site, this is also the place to find quirky, Arabic-inspired home accessories such as Masila's fantastic handmade mugs and ashtrays featuring the faces of Egyptian musical legends Umm Kulthum and Hind Rostom.

It's also where you can place an order for one of Khalid Sharan's remarkable custom-made pop art chairs, as previously featured in House & Home.

Dubai-based brands and designers such as Sharan are a key focus of Aura B. There's a good selection of wall decals by Autentico Living, Fun To See and Wall Cravings. Jumeirah's O Concept boutique showcases a range of its leftfield and vintage-inspired pieces here - we especially like the cool James Bond-themed deck chairs and Eighties-style trim phones.

Those lovely paper lanterns from Glowskies, another great Dubai brand, are here, too. And don't miss the handmade, eco-friendly soy candles by La Vela. The range of 20 signature scents includes one called Jumeirah Jane, which, for a real bit of local shopping is hard to beat.

It's also worth noting that shipping anywhere in the UAE is free. We told you it was easy.

www.aura-b.com, 056 705 8788