Taxi Directions Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai
Open 9am-1pm & 4-10pm. Fridays 4-10pm
From Time Out Dubai City Guide With so many shopping textiles in Dubai, it makes financial sense to buy material here and have it made up into the style of your favourite trousers or shirt. Tailors can copy from an original item or from a pattern, with simple designs costing about Dhs30 and taking only a day or two to complete. A good tailor will advise on how much cloth you need (buy a little extra to be on the safe side) and offer you at least one fitting before the final stitching. If you’re not completely happy with the way your finished garment looks, don’t be shy to ask them to make alterations.
For a good range of textile shops in a single area, head to Al Fahidi Street in Bur Dubai (the two listed below are the best). It’s a good place to pick up material for your suit, shirt or skirt. Most of the shops close around lunchtime, so get there early in the morning or late afternoon. Avoid taking a car, as parking is a nightmare and the one-way road is guaranteed to be congested with taxis, pedestrians and cyclists. If you get caught short of cash there are ATM machines and a Thomas Cook exchange bureau.
FOR MORE ON TEXTILS-
TEXTILE MERCHANTS GROUP
P.O. Box 50961