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Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

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Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:30 pm

Hi everyone,

I'm going to be in Dubai on business for a few days next month, and I'm hoping to have time for one quick shopping trip. Any advice on which mall to go to would be much appreciated, because I've never been to Dubai before and won't have time to try several different places.

The clothing I'm looking for might not be what most expats have experience buying, but I'd appreciate suggestions all the same! I need two kinds of clothes:
1) Women's abayas, both black and coloured, but NOT the fancy ones that go for $1000 each. The quality that Egyptians workers bring as gifts for their families back home when they come back from the UAE on vacation, in case that means anything to anyone! I'll need to stock up on a lot of these, and I'm hoping not to spend much more than Dh130 on each one. If that's completely unrealistic, please let me know. Maybe the fancy malls aren't the right place to go for these? I speak Arabic so I should be able to navigate my way around less expat-oriented areas if necessary.

2) this one is really tricky: I need Muslim women's business-wear, with fashions that wouldn't look out of place in the US. Long skirts, long tops, and matching scarves would be ideal. Any ideas?

Thanks, I really appreciate any suggestions!

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:18 pm

Hi,

I would suggest going to the textile souk in Bur Dubai/Deira and get all these items made. There are plenty of tailors with great material who can make these items very fast and less expensive for you.

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:17 pm

I agree...there are also shops in Naif for ready made Abayas and Muslim clothes....Just wear comfy shoes because you have to walk around and explore the area.

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:33 pm

Thanks for your answers, very helpful! I don't think I'll have time to get things tailor-made since I'll only have a few hours to spare this time, but I'll definitely keep it in mind for next time. And I'll go wandering around Naif and see what I can find Smile Thank you!

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Sat Dec 12, 2009 10:01 pm

Hi AmiraM ,
I investigate a lot to give u a satisfaction answer and got the link from which u may got some part of idea .

guide.theemiratesnetwo..._malls.php

Jonathan Brown
www.tvtubex.com

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 6:03 pm

First Bazaar offers innovative fashion clothing range meant only for women. This is my sincere suggestion.

 

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Re: Women's clothing in Dubai - shopping advice please

Post Posted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 10:24 pm

hI, I am going to travel to Norway in winter, where can I buy winter Women's clothing online. I found this premierevague.com but I am not sure.

Can you give me some places.

Thank you

 

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