When it comes to expats' problems in connection with shopping, next to the clear difficulty to buy good quality mattresses at many places in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or all around the UAE, the second biggest difficulty comes when they face the need to buy some quality bedding, most possibly at a store, which has a huge overall collection of beddings.
There are two directions from where we can get closer and discuss this problem with mattresses and beddings. First, bedding means linen and bet cloth in one, most commonly it also means a whole set. Expats in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and all around the UAE face many difficulties because of the several different sizes in which beddings are released, which is just not something we in Europe or in the States got used to. When you are standing by your bed, just realising that your quite expensive linen will not be able to be used as planned by you. Check out the actual size of your bed and always check the written size of the bedding as well. The other reason of expats' difficulties is that the overall variation of the actually available beddings seems just too small. Although it is not necessarily like this, you will also experience this if you can target your search for beddings. But it is true that shopping malls, such as the Dubai Mall, in order to let several large department stores (Debenhams, Bloomingdale's, Galleries Lafayette or the 4 storey Marks and Spencer) to set their feet within the mall had to let out extra small, rather bazaar-like places too which also call themselves home décor or furniture stores.
Yet, if we take Dubai Mall as an example, here are also some stores that can be promising for those looking for beddings. For example, the @home which is fine unless you watch out for the actual sizes of beddings here, the Zara Home being famous for its quality duvets or the Bloomingdale's home collections are really numerous by means of the variety in colours and patterns. Yet according to expat's opinions, it is still the bedding collection of Debenhams, which is the most outstanding in the UAE. The British Debenhams is so popular in Dubai that it has just opened its second department store in the city, located in the Ibn Battuta Mall, where you should also head to, as the variety here, thanks to the lack of big crowd is much friendlier. Debenhams offers full sets of beddings together with their pillow and mattress protectors that mean great investment for you also for the future.
To some who like white beddings, the offer of White company can be promising, however let us add that in the store of White Company everything is white which might make you confused when it comes to the actual choosing. As for Abu Dhabi, its largest and newest mall the Marina has a great choice regarding home decor and beddings, check out the stores of Dwell, Home Sweet Home, Homes Art, La Bottega, Zahratex and Zara Home.
As you see, although the choice seems smaller over here in the furniture UAE market, both Dubai and Abu Dhabi offers several fine quality stores which represent some beddings of outstanding quality. And in case you didn't find the beddings what you were looking for, well, there is still an IKEA in both cities to check out.