Everyone looks for trendy yet cheaper clothing or affordable electronic products that can be delivered to your doorstep at a minimal cost. Actually, who cares about the fee? All we want is to gift ourselves with affordable and fun stuff. Here are our 9 favourite shopping sites, in no particular order, that every homebody needs.
Brands for Less
Locals and expats love to shop here for the wide variety of branded items in each of their stores. Their consumer reach widened when the online shopping site became available. They have a list of home products as well as branded shoes, slippers, shirts, dresses, children’s items and toys at competitive prices. Shipping fee is standard at Dh12 per order.
Website www.brandsforless.ae Shop for: household items, branded clothing, toys
Wadi entered the UAE market in 2015 and it offers international brands of cosmetics, fashion accessories and gadgets. They also have a fast turnaround and delivery time especially if you pay by credit / debit card in comparison to choosing the cash on delivery (COD) option. Some customers who had to return the items also commended their stress free after-sales service.
Website www.wadi.com Shop for: mobile phones, laptops, digital cameras
The store features perfumes, makeup, skin care items and other beauty tools and accessories ranging from affordable to high-end. Although they have several physical store locations that you can visit, the online version assures safe and quick dispatch of your orders within 24 hours of order confirmation. The site accepts debit or credit cards and COD with a standard delivery charge of Dh15 for all purchases.
Website www.xpressionsstyle.com Shop for: perfumes, makeup, beauty tools
Awok offers special deals with up to 99 per cent off. The best time to be on the site is during their flash sales. You could, like some other customers, get a mini electric sewing machine for just Dh3 during the flash sale. There are also items on sale for one dirham for souvenir seekers and bargain hunters.
Website www.awok.com Shop for: phones, gadgets, home appliances & accessories
Souq.com has a promise of same-day delivery of items if you confirmed your order before 3pm and this works both for products you paid for online or through COD. However, shipping rate for e-paid items is at Dh22, while it is Dh26 for cash on delivery. They have everything from kitchen items, fashion accessories, laptops, headphones, mobiles up to perfumes and make up. Branded or not, this is one platform where you will spend hours making up your mind shopping.
Website www.souq.com Shop for: electronics, cosmetics, fitness items
Dealizzle also uses the power of bulk buying so it can offer better “deals a day". They sell more of their own brands than internationally recognised ones. The difference? Not much, buyers claim. Generic items such as shoes, clothing and other household products are as much as 70 per cent cheaper. They also run site-wide promotions fairly often, so be on the lookout. Get free delivery within the UAE for a minimum purchase of Dh200.
Website www.dealizzle.com Shop for: shoes, clothing, accessories
Founded in 2011, Mumzworld was founded by busy parents who have one goal in mind, to create a pool of information about a wide range of children's products not readily available at malls or other online stores in the Middle East. Now this site offers branded items with free delivery for every Dh200 worth of orders within the UAE and KSA. Each time you buy online, the site offers rewards through their Mumz Loyalty Program with lots of members-only benefits.
Website www.mumzworld.com Shop for: shoes, clothing, accessories & toys for babies
LetsTango is easy-to-use and has a user-friendly interface that lets you see the items without distractions such as stickers, banners or flashing announcements. They pride themselves on providing 100 per cent genuine items at the competitive prices, delivery that is free for purchases of more than Dh100 and a COD option. Buyers recommend this site for gadgets, electronics and smartphones.
Website www.letstango.com Shop for: fashion and sports apparel, electronics
Conquer specialises in basketball apparel, shoes and accessories here in Dubai and the Middle East. This online athletic shopping site provides a wide variety of options for basketball fans like shoes and jersey shirts ranging in styles and sizes for every fan. It also features with the trendiest shoe collection from the biggest brands.