Amazon.co.uk Amazon isn’t just confined to books; the site has sections for music, gifts, games, travel and DVD, plus an online auction service.
ArabianBazaar.com If you’re looking for Arabic perfumes, this is the place to find them. You’ll find Ajmal and other top names in traditional scents, as well as oud and bukhoor here. We especially like their body lotions and incense burners.
Asos.com ASOS (formerly As Seen On Screen) specialises in supplying style favoured by the stars. Type in a celeb name, or browse by price, item or brand.
Berrybehaved.com Just because they have four legs doesn’t mean they can’t be stylish. Pamper your pets with Berry Behaved’s range of designer accessories. Cute leads, food bowls, toys and even hoodies (for those cold nights alone).
Boutique1.com If there is a certain designer brand you can’t get in Bahrain, maybe this Dubai-based retailer will have it, then deliver to your door. Also has a personal stylist feature and a fashion blog.
Cobone.com The discounts website is now in Bahrain – sign up to the newsletter to be informed of daily deals, covering anything from spa treatments to desert tours. Restaurants and clothing stores sometimes get in on the act too.
EmiratesAvenue.com Known mainly for selling electronics such as the latest iPhone, digital cameras and LCD TVs at marked-down prices, the gadgets take the spotlight, but there’s also discounted perfumes, pet supplies, flowers and more down this avenue.
Expatboxes.com Hankering after HP sauce? Missing your Cooper’s marmalade? This is a great site for the homesick British expat, as you can literally get a taste of home – however virtual.
Greataussiefood.com.au This amiable, antipodean company will deliver fair dinkum Down Under goodies worldwide, from Vegemite and Tim Tams to Arnott’s Tasty Jacks.
Marni.com If you’re a fan of Marni’s quirky clothing, but can’t find it in Bahrain, help is now at hand, with the brand launching its own online store.
Moretvicar.com For trendy tees, you could do worse that to log on to moretvicar.com, where offerings start at BD6.5. There are diamante, limited edition and vintage tees up for grabs.
Nahel.com Promising ‘hustle-free’ shopping, Nahel.com has all sorts of goodies for you to drop into your virtual shopping cart, from books to digital cameras. Check out their deals on perfumes (BD11 for Calvin Klein’s CK One) and watches (Fossil as low as BD27).
Sukar.com This private online shopping club is the first of its kind in the Middle East – great brands at great discounts (70 per cent off CK and more than 50 per cent off Gucci bags). You’ll need to be invited to get in, though… or you could get on the waiting list (where pretty much everyone is accepted after a couple of weeks). Trust us, it’s worth it.