By Sarah Alblowi
What’s more enjoyable than staying up all night clicking on your dream garments and adding them to your cart? Then going through the process of being on your toes as you track your package. Fortunately, this shopaholic experience can be enjoyed in different ways around the UAE.
Since the Emirates are home to the best shopping experience in the Middle East and the world’s biggest mall, the UAE’s online shopping scene is the icing on top. Lay on your bed, grab your favorite snack, and shop till you fall asleep!
Dubai’s very own Sivvi is a one-stop for everything; clothes, accessories, and footwear serving all the latest trends. Launched in Dubai in 2014, the website is home to international brands like Riva, Stock, Forever 21, and more. The website is favorited for its selection of clothes, often posing a classy front. Sivvi works all season long for different occasional needs, so go for a Ramadan or back to school scroll.
No introduction needed, all beauties know the name and stripes. If you’re a makeup geek, you don’t need to tiptoe your way to the mall anymore; the makeup counter is coming to your doorstep. Now online, you don’t have to deal with testers or the long cash register line. Be the queen that you are and get your latest Huda Beauty palette, while you stream your favorite series with a facial mask on.
Have you ever wished you can shop those cute Instagram outfits from Boohoo, Nasty gal, NY Trend, and Prettylittlething? Wish no more, Voga closet brings these popular western brands to the UAE amongst other Arab countries. With a section for trends, brands, and products, the platform made a two-click process into the checkout and a happy customer. They’re famous for their unique selection of unbeatable brands.
Identified as “the home of luxury”, this website is for the ballers who love their designer goods. From Gucci to Prada, the innovative website is one of it’s kind, offering luxury on a silver platter.
They offer a fun spin on shopping by dividing sections by specialty, like Ramadan essentials which feature modern mules, chain bags, Abayas, and it’s very own beauty corner. The luxury platform makes online shopping 10 times easier by combing the biggest retailers, saving you time hopping from website to another.
Home to very boho, green, Miami vibes, and bold colors, the blooming themes will give you inspirations for formal business attire, out of the box bags, and spring sneakers. They have an all exclusive beauty bar and home decor that has a fresh inviting atmosphere. The website’s features, weekly best sellers that will point you to the cutest outfits and accessories.
Exciting news! Zara, a personal favorite, announced its plans to go online everywhere by 2020! Do you know what that means? Endless blazers and cropped trousers! The Spanish brand will be launching online in Dubai this May!
We can’t wait! Its app will have exclusive features that hopefully will be available across the region. Check out their soft opening and announcement here.
Namshi is literally a virtual mall on your phone. This practical online store is the newest and simplest way to shop for your favorite brands. With a maximum selection of categories including gifting, housing, and sports, Namshi out rules in options and organization.
The app is on top of the online retail scene in the Middle East, so don’t forget to check it out.
Believe it or not, sometimes our beloved Sephora just isn’t enough for our beauty taste buds. This unique website runs on celebrities and influencers in the region, each with a page to share her favorite products with her fans. Unlike Sephora or Ulta, the website is heavy on local brands and culture. You can find authentic oud perfumes to anything makeup or skin care related.