There is no better place in Dubai to buy luxurious Eastern garments than Studio 8. The shop is located on Jumeirah Beach Road and showcases the work of a range of internationally renowned fashion designers from the Middle East and beyond.
Studio 8 was originally founded as a boutique that would sell the work of the acclaimed Indian designer, Manish Malhotra. Malhotra has won plaudits for designing the clothing featured in over 1,000 Bollywood films. He is seen as a driving force behind the Indian film industry's move towards more contemporary clothing for its actors and actresses during the 1990s.
The award-winning clothes of Manish Malhotra give shoppers the opportunity to adopt the ultra glamorous style of Bollywood celebrities like Aishwarya Rai, Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Other options for those who want to assemble a cutting edge Bollywood style include Gavin Miguel and Neeta Lulla, both of whom have styled major Indian stars. Lula's designs have also been featured in Hollywood films such as Bride and Prejudice.
Sumaya Abdulrazaq is a local Emirati designer who fuses Eastern and Western styles in a way that reflects the dynamic melting pot of the city where Studio 8 is located. For visitors who are interested in fusion styles, the boutique offers a wide range of vibrant, cutting edge outfits that are perfect for wearing during their time in Dubai and to remind them of their stay once they've returned home.
Studio 8 is also well stocked with haute couture dresses and accessories that are perfect for celebrations and other formal occasions. Anyone who is getting married can select from a range of stunning bridal wear that is perfectly suited to a wedding in one of the world's most exciting cities.
The boutique has a range of traditional Arabic abaya garments from Sweety that preserve modesty while allowing the wearer to convey a sense of individuality and style.
Studio 8's founder, Sarah Belhasa, originally found fame in the fashion world as the originator of her own line of accessories marketed under the Glitter and Glow brand. The boutique is well established as one of the best locations in the Middle East to get that special something to set off an outfit.
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Al-Ain Centre is a specialist computer mall in the heart of Dubai and a hub of high-tech knowledge and activity. Also known as Computer Plaza, this is the place to go for anyone hunting for the latest laptops, tablets or cutting-edge electronic gadgets.
Visitors to Dubai who want to stay somewhere that will allow them immediate access to shops and restaurants should consider the Al Bustan Centre and Residence. Guests at the Al Bustan can dine at the hotel's stylish Fountain Restaurant as well as the eateries in the mall's food court.
In a region that is famous for pearl diving, Al Fardan stands as one of the most well-known names in the Gulf states' pearl jewellery industry. Their shops, like the one in Dubai's Mall of the Emirates, sell a wide range of pearl, gold and diamond jewellery, both of their own design and from international brands.
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