If you’ve ever been to Artikel and Galleria Sophia, the adjoined homegrown home furnishings stores located in Barbar’s Jawad Dome, you’ll know it’s pretty hard to leave empty handed. This is the kind of place you go when you’re decorating your rustic, homely dream house.
From impressive outdoor furniture to fabulous bedroom sets, ethnic ornaments to cute little knick-knacks, Artikel has it all and then some. We’ll warn you now, everything also has a handsome price-tag, but that’s what you get when you’re seeking out top quality.
At any time of year, no matter what you may need (ahem, want), it’s a great place to wander round and discover new collections. But during festive seasons, particularly at Christmas, it’s a haven for decorations. In December, you’ll find Santas and reindeers, Christmas trees and beautifully adorned baubles, to name just a few.
The best part is you can spend a good few hours here, making your way around the store, rooting out the best bargains, and then head next door to Tilly’s Café for a reasonably priced yet tasty bite to eat (or, if you’re so inclined, head into the food court for something faster).
You can also pop into Jawad Supermarket and get that week’s grocery shop over with, or have a look through other shops such as gamer spot Game On, UK shoe shop Hush Puppies and, launched just recently, social painting and tea store Arteastiq.
Just make sure that before you do, you poke your head in Artikel first.
Jawad Dome, Barbar (17 795 070).