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There's no dearth of stores in Dubai for great shopping but when it comes to 'desi' clothes, these three fashionable stores have style down pat:
Store 1: Studio 8
Shop at Studio 8, the international multi-brand boutique, which brings together some of the most respected names in design from Asia and the Middle East. Manish Malhotra is amongst some of the amazing Indian and Pakistani designers who showcase their latest collections at the glamorous store on Jumeirah Beach Road. So whether it's a 'sari', 'lehenga', 'anarkali' or 'sherwani' you seek this Diwali, Studio 8 is the store to visit. Visit Studio 8's store at The Dubai Mall for fashion which fuses western and Arabic style with Indian and Pakistani designers.
INFO: Studio 8, Location 1: Jumeirah Beach Road, Across from Mercato Mall, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 344 3934. Location 2: Studio 8, The Dubai Mall, Tel: +971 4 325 3268. Visit www.studio8.ae for more information.
Store 2: Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor
You will not be disappointed with a visit to Anjalee & Arjun Kapoor. Their designs stand for couture, flamboyance and style and they also boast a stunning line of jewellery. We love that they feature new and stunning designer collections in all price ranges as well as jewellery, clutches, shoes and more.
INFO: Villa No. 80 C, Jumeirah Beach Road, Besides Emirates Islamic Bank, opposite McDonald's drive-thru, Dubai, Tel: +971 4 349 7878. Visit www.anjaleeandarjunkapoor.com for more information.
Store 3: Label 24
This high-end fashion store in Meena Bazaar not only features some of the best designers in the Indian and Pakistani fashion circuit for men and women, the store also houses bridal trousseaus, including a dizzying array of heavy, ornate 'saris'.
INFO: Cosmos Lane, Meena Bazaar, Bur Dubai, Dubai. Landmark: Behind York International Hotel, Tel: + 971 4 327 5000. Visit www.label24.ae for more information.