Furniture, Grocery, Hardware and Appliance Shopping in Dubai

<strong>Find out about the </strong>chain stores in Dubai that supply the basic furniture, home furnishings, white goods, electrical appliances and DIY for your home...

What follows is a small selection of basic grocery, self-service furniture, appliance, office and DIY hardware chains stores in Dubai. Stores are conveniently open for long hours to accommodate shoppers. Some are open 24 hours a day, while others open from 07:00-00:00.

  • Look in the Yellow Pages or on the stores' own websites for the branch closest to you

Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Grocery Stores

Al Maya: A small chain of supermarkets that sell groceries, household products, fish, meats and pork products. Several stores offer home delivery.

Carrefour: International hypermarket chain selling groceries, fish, meat, baked goods, cookware, household appliances, consumer electronics, books, toys, clothing and basic outdoor furniture. There are also several Carrefour Express outlets that sell mainly food items.

Choithram: Supermarket chain selling groceries, fish, meat, baked goods and some household appliances. Choithrams is known to stock a variety of hard-to-find American, Asian and British brands, as well as pork items.

GĂ©ant: Hypermarket that sells groceries, fish, meat, baked goods, household appliances, consumer electronics, cookware and clothing.

HyperPanda: Hypermarket selling household appliances, homeware, consumer electronics, entertainment systems, books, toys, clothing, personal hygiene items, fish, meat, baked goods and groceries.

LuLu: Hypermarket and supermarket chain that stocks a variety of ethnic foods and brands. Considered to be less expensive than the European-brand chains.

Organic Foods & Cafe: Supermarket dedicated to selling organic foods and eco-friendly products.

Park n Shop: Supermarket considered to have the best bakery in Dubai. Sells a variety of groceries, produce, meats (including pork items) and household products.

Spinneys: Supermarket selling groceries, household products and pork items. Known to stock a variety of American and British brands and vegetarian options. Considered to be more expensive than the hypermarkets, but usually conveniently placed near residential communities.

Union Co-Op: Large hypermarket chain selling low-priced produce, a larger variety of Arabic foods, clothing, furniture and household items.

Waitrose: UK-brand supermarket known for selling premium label groceries and household products. Also sells pork items.

WestZone: A lower-cost supermarket that sells groceries, personal hygiene and household items.

Department Stores

Bloomingdale's: First international outlet of the upscale US-based department store. Sells clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery and beauty products. Bloomingdale's Home store sells furniture, textiles and homeware.

Centrepoint: Five-in-one store featuring separate sections for Babyshop, Beautybay, Splash, Shoe Mart and Lifestyle store brands.

Debenhams: UK-based retail chain selling clothing, shoes, beauty products, toys and furniture.

Jashanmal: Middle east chain store selling clothing, accessories, homeware, consumer electronics, shoes and household appliances.

Marks & Spencer: Leading UK retailer selling clothing, a limited selection of food items, beauty products and homeware.

Woolworths: South African franchise selling clothing, home accessories and beauty products.

Furniture and Appliance Shops

Better Life: White goods and kitchen appliances from a variety of brands including: Electrolux, Fisher & Paykel, Gigaset, Siemens, Smeg and Zanussi.

Home Centre: Indoor, outdoor home and office furniture, as well as soft furnishings.

IKEA: International furniture chain with home and office furniture, soft furnishings, built-to-order kitchens, lamps and light fixtures, carpets, curtains and some outdoor accessories.

Sharaf DG: Large electronics retail chain selling appliances, home entertainment systems, computers and other consumer electronics.

Hardware, DIY and Garden Centres

ACE Hardware: Large home improvement retail chain selling outdoor furniture, gardening supplies, painting and decorating supplies and tools.

Dubai Garden Centre: Wide selection of indoor and outdoor plants, trees and shrubs, pools and waterscapes, gardening tools and landscaping elements.

Sultan Garden Centre: Sells indoor and outdoor plants, gardening and irrigation equipment, fresh and artificial flowers, landscaping materials and garden furniture.

Office Supplies and Stationery

Dubai Library Distributors: Art, school and office supplies.

FedEx Kinko's: Printing and copy services for signs/banners, documents, photos and marketing collateral.

Office Depot: Sells office and school supplies, furniture and storage solutions.