I'm so excited to share this news with you! I have perused the West Elm U.S. website so many times always wishing they'd open a store in the United Arab Emirates. When I found out West Elm indeed opened their first stylish furniture store in Dubai, I was ecstatic, that I immediately dressed up and literally drove 40 km away to Dubai Mall to check out the store for myself.
West Elm originated in Brooklyn, New York in 2002. Since then, it has become a popular destination for design afficionados in North America. Alshaya brought the brand in the Middle East with its first store opening in Kuwait, October of last year. The same company that made Pottery Barn available to the Gulf region. The West Elm Dubai Mall branch just opened last Saturday, 23rd February 2013.
Location: Lower Ground Level of Dubai Mall (Former Index Living Mall) near Waitrose
The first thing that captures your attention at the entrance is the living green wall by GSky Plant Systems Inc back drop behind the counter. The wide open entrance is very inviting.
The next thing that will immediately distract you from the green wall is the artistic visual merchandising. An interesting Burj Khalifa centerpiece and a shower display made of pallet are eye catching.
The warm greeting from their attentive and courteous staff is such a welcoming breath of fresh air. While other furniture stores in our region are very strict about taking pictures, they were happy to oblige and provide information about the vast products available on display. The friendly staff I briefly interviewed was well knowledgeable about the products, the materials and how they're made.
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I felt like a kid inside a candy store!
Happy furniture shopping everyone!