Want to shop brands that aren’t available in the Middle East as yet, or perhaps just get better deals online? We’ve rounded up some of favourite online shopping sites


Before Charlotte Tilburry opened her glamorous Beauty Wonderland store at Dubai Mall, Nordstorm was the site we visited religiously to get our hands on the Magic Cream and Pillow Talk lipstick. Those living in the U.S., Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico get free shipping, with fees applicable for international shipping. What to shop for on the site? Everything from the NuFace mini Facial Toning Device, to the Skin Gym rose quartz crystal facial rollers and Pure Silk pillowcase. The website constantly runs promotions and free gift deals for certain brands too.

Cult Beauty

This UK-based online shop offers free luxury samples over £50, and insider information from celebrities – their favourite products, skincare secrets, and top shelf items. You can find offers, Top 10 items, what’s trending, and sale items for brands such as BECCA, Jouer Cosmetics, Benefit, Too Faced and more. The website has a Wellbeing section too, for health and beauty supplements, and everything you need to de-stress, detox and relax.

Beauty Bay 

Easy-to-use, this online site has literally every brand you can think of, from Skinnydip and Coconut Lane products, to cult favourites such as Rodial and Starskin. Beauty Bay offers worldwide shipping, and you can view all products according to the currency of your choice. Tracked shipping (4-8 working days) is free for orders over $98, while Express shipping (2-3 working days) is free for orders over $326.


Free International Shipping – those three words make us incredibly happy. Discover the brand of the month, GHD products, beauty offers and their blog. This online shopping site has every brand you can think of, including MAC. You get free gifts with your purchase, and new shoppers get 10 per cent off too.


Free delivery to the United Arab Emirates over £20, this online shopping site has beauty brands such as Anastasia Beverley Hills, By Terry, Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, as well as drugstore finds including Bourjois, Rimmel and L’Oreal.