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Cutting edge beach wear store for men, women & children also available online. All of the best designers including Melissa Odabash, Havaianas, The Rocks Push, Panama, ViX and many more

  • Top 3 outfits for this Ramadan

    From all of us here at Sand Dollar we want to wish you Ramdam Kareem! During this month of modesty, not only is it key to make sure your dressed respectfully, but in this heat it's even more key to make sure you are dressed cool and comfortable too. We have picked out 3 of our favourite Ramadan looks that we think would be conservative whilst staying stylish.   Look 1 - Breathable, yet sophisticated 1. Melissa Odabash Fedora Hat 2. Luv and Bart Bracelet 3. Bohemian Beachwear Beach Dress 4. Aranaz Chiquita Dress From gorgeous embroidered detailing on the arms of the dress to tassel tie de ...

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  • Justin Bieber in Dubai!

      Yes you heard us right... Justin Bieber graced our presence last weekend in Dubai and what a time he had. From pools, beaches to beach clubs and more, he seemed to fit more in in a few days than most of us do in weeks! Staying in the Habtoor Grand Hotel in the Marina, he was seen at beach club Andreea's and then on to popular Zero Gravity beach club before spending the night in Burj Al Arab before his concert performance on Saturday. Want to know what made it even more special that he was here in Dubai... Justin Bieber was wearing our The Rocks Push Beach Print swim shorts! After being ...

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  • Top 10 Egg-cellent places to celebrate Easter in Dubai

    The Easter Bunny is on his way with lots of Easter Egg treats, hunts and fun! Easter 2017 will fall on Sunday 16th April and there are lots to do in Dubai this weekend to celebrate it. Here's a top ten list of things to do this Easter in Dubai 2017: 1.Splash 'n' Party Sunday 16th April, 3:30 to 6:30 PM This place is a kids heaven! Splash 'n' Party is filled with water filled fun activities from water slides to splash pads, you will be finding it hard to get your little ones to leave! Luckily enough, they are hosting an Easter special on Sunday 16th April, 2017. 2. The Chocolate Room, Fairmo ...

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  • St. Patrick's Day - Sand Dollar's Outfit Choice

    ST. PATRICK'S DAY On St Patrick's Day, everyone is Irish and we just love the fun vibe and great atmosphere on the day! Not sure what to do? Here's some great, fun events that are happening in Dubai for St Patrick's Day (17th February). ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVENTS IN DUBAI Media City Amphitheatre is hosting a must see Paddy's Day party and it's one not to be missed...with live music, food and fun activities, all you need to do is dress green and head on down there! Or why not go to the only place Irish enough to think you're in Ireland? Of course we are talking about Irish Village! Three days ...

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  • Make some space for Pancake Day!

    Today (Tuesday 28h February) is Pancake Day, also known as Shrove Tuesday which is the day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. Pancakes are usually eaten on this day to use up rich foods such as eggs and milk before the 40 day fasting of Lent. But now a days, it's just an excuse to over indulge in pancakes! What's not to love about pancakes, the fluffy, light texture, the fact you can put any topping you want on it and it will always taste amazing! There's just something about pancakes that are sure to put a smile on your face. So we are going all out today with pancakes from healthy ...

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  • Share the Love this Valentines Day

      It's that time of year again when the roses are red, violets are blue and love is in the air! (for some anyway). Well don't worry, even if you aren't feeling the love this year we have some swimwear and beachwear that you will fall head over heels for! Anyway who needs guys when you have bikinis to fall in love with!? We have decided to make the perfect outfit combos for both on and off the beach. This could be for your Valentines date or Ladies night if you are a single pringle ready to mingle! These looks are great for the weekend beach vibes too and are the perfect combo for any eve ...

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  • What's trending right now?!

      Although at Sand Dollar we love to follow trends and offer our customers the latest must haves and things that we know they are looking for, for us we have to make sure that even if something is on trend we aren't compromising on the quality or fit that we are offering. So, to bring on a brand that carries the same ethos as Sand Dollar is great... Of course, we are talking about Melissa Odabash! Her styles and designs of swimwear, beachwear and now accessories are amazing and are all made in England and Italy. With a brand that focuses so much on quality and complementing fits for wome ...

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  • The perfect Christmas baking recipe you need to try this festive season

      The count down to Christmas is most definitely well away and as the festive time creeps up on us all it's time to get the Christmas tunes on and start the Christmas baking. I don't know about you but I have never been a massive fan of Christmas pudding, you might buy one every year but does it just go to waste?! Well this is the perfect compromise. It looks like a Christmas pudding, just filled with chocolate sponge cake and coated in Maltesers...which I think you would agree would go down much better with the Kids. You can get them involved in the baking too, it's not too hard to try ...

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  • Must see Christmas Markets in Dubai

      I don't know about you but here at Sand Dollar we are getting so excited for Christmas! The Christmas carols are on repeat, the tree is up and the Christmas chocolates have arrived ready to be eaten and that's just in the office! In our shop, the lights are up with our Christmas tree decorations and the shop is full to the brim with the best Christmas gift ideas you can think of! Anyway, enough about us, let's talk about all the things that are going on in Dubai this month to help us get in to the Christmas spirit for both Adults and Kids alike.   Fairmont, The Palm Tree Lighting ...

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  • Fancy a four hour yacht cruise for free? Here's how to enter...

    We are super excited to announce that we are turning 6 and to celebrate our anniversary we have decided what what better way to do it than to share it with YOU! Sand Dollar Dubai have decided to give away a 4 hour yacht cruise for you and three friends to take a swim and see this beautiful city from the sea. There will be snacks, drinks and of course what is a birthday without presents... we will be greeting each one of you with a Sand Dollar goodie bag loaded with all those must have beach essentials! To enter in to our competition you have to click on the below and follow the instructions. T ...

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  • Open if you scare!

    Happy Halloween to all our Sand Dollar followers! Don't ask us why but Halloween is one of our favourite holidays, there is something about it that actually brings the community together, everyone seems to make an effort in their outfits they wear and the way they decorate their houses and we think it's simply awesome! Of course a must for every Halloweener is to create the ultimate pumpkin and If you still haven't got round to doing yours... (guilty!) then don't worry there's an  easy way to carve the ultimate pumpkin and we will tell you how! 1. Always choose the right pumpkin; the bigge ...

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  • Swimwear Colours to look out for this Season

    As you probably may have already seen with the amount of times we harp on about our favourite brand Melissa Odabash, we have just received the new 2017 collection and honestly, it is one of the best collections yet. Of course as a swimwear guru, we know anything Melissa Odabash starts off through her swimwear designs, will soon be an instant hit and trend for all the other swimwear brands to follow. So after seeing the new collection we know the best colours to style up your swimwear wardrobe up with.       From light pinks, neon coral colours, dusty pinks to boho chic cream c ...

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  • Summer has ended and autumn is here... finally!

    For some parts of the world, people are hanging on to the hope that Summer might just stick around for a little bit longer but, in Dubai we have long awaited the arrival of our best friend Winter. The 22nd September is officially the last day of Summer and it couldn't have come around quicker for us here at Sand Dollar Dubai. Just to think that there will be no more fogged up glasses as soon as you walk outside, no more hiding away in the AC, we can finally branch out to where we belong...the beach of course! To celebrate the last day of Summer and to welcome the cooler months ahead we are s ...

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  • Float Around on our Giant Pool Infaltables!

      It all started with Kendall Jenner, or was it Taylor Swift and Calvin Harris? Anyway we forget how it started but one after the other top celebs would start posting across their social media photos of their beach bodies and of course their must have beach accessory...a GIANT pool inflatable. When we say GIANT we mean a pool float that could seat up to four people...with handles!! Honestly they have to be the most fun accessory to own and you could not stand out any better than dragging a Flamingo pool float the size of a small pony in to the sea or pool and floating around on it! If y ...

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  • Purify your place with plants

      We all know that feeling of stepping off the plane after a nice holiday away and feeling that Summer intense heat of Dubai. Are you missing the fresh air of your holiday trips already? Well we know the feeling so have looked in to how to bring the fresh air right to your home. It's recommended to keep the air in your home fresh to clean out the filters of your AC regularly to keep the fresh air circulating frequently, especially with how often we use AC in Dubai it really does help to bring some fresh air back in to your homes. So a part from the obvious, we also found that plants real ...

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  • Are you Rio Ready? #Rio2016

    Here at the Sand Dollar Head Quarters we are getting very excited about the 2016 Olympics about to begin this weekend in Rio. Although we won't physically be there we will be sitting at the edge of our seats watching all the latest updates. Here's a few places you can go to watch it; 1. Barasti at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina - you can never go wrong with a place situated right by the beach with a tent fully air conditioned serving drinks and great food, let the games begin! 2. Garden On 8 at Media One - Placed away from the hustle and bustle this cute bar is the perfe ...

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  • Miami Swim Week Key Pointers

    Obviously being surrounded by all things beachy here at Sand Dollar Headquarters we are always on the look out for key trends to pick up on and new Swimwear brands that we think we need to keep you in the loop about. So when it's Miami Swim Week and our buyer heads over there to give us all the feedback from it, we know we have to update you all too! WHERE WAS IT? Miami Swim Week was of course in the glorious city of Miami and was held by the Miami Beach Convention Center. Starting from July 18th-21st it hosted over 2,500 brands all ready to showcase their season’s best summer beachwear. ...

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  • Keep your kiddies cool this Summer

    If your unlucky like us, you are sticking it out this Summer in Dubai, whilst half the expats here go off on their Summer holidays. It's not all bad news, there are some great deals on to be found and everything seems less fast paced and more relaxed, dare I say it...even the roads! Although this may not be long lived, we do know that the heat this Summer will be and certainly here to stay a while longer. Therefore, it is super important we keep ourselves and our loved ones, cool, hydrated and protected from the humidity and Summer sun rays. So to help you out, we have come up with a few gre ...

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  • Ramadan Special

    Today, the 6th June 2016 has officially been made the start of Ramadan, so to all of those who are celebrating Ramadan this month, Ramadan Kareem from Sand Dollar Dubai! Now whilst this is a very religious time, it is also to reflect and spend moments with family to commemorate and share this time with one another. There are a number of great things you can do as a family this Ramadan and we have an outfit for every occasion. The traditional colours of Ramadan are focused around golds, reds, pink and oranges with hints of blues and purples and we think the brighter the better this month! Fro ...

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  • Camilla; a Summer must have...

    "Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world". This is how it all began with our beautiful new brand Camilla.                             She began 10 years ago and still, to this day she continues to create garments that each have a story behind them, which as a customer you can be telling with their vibrant colour, digital print, bohemian detailing and handcrafted crystal embellishments. Followed and ...

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