Whether you pride yourself on being an ethical consumer or you simply find your head turned by the cutest of kid’s clothes, Purebaby should be at the top of your must-visit list. The Dubai branch of the Melbourne-based brand is the first ever dedicated organic childrenswear store to open in the UAE, and all the garments are high quality, 100 per cent organic cotton (a must for the Dubai summer) and free from nasties like harmful dyes or chemicals. The clothes are beautifully designed, with prices that won’t break the bank, and we’re particularly taken with the nappy cakes, which can be custom created for your next baby shower. We also have to give a huge shout out to the store’s free hospital checklist for parents-to-be, designed to help them prepare for that all-important new arrival. If you’ve left it late, like we did, Purebaby even sells a ready-made hospital pack with all the key pieces – think sleepsuits, hats and bibs – for just Dhs300. Genius.

First floor, Canal Walk, Dubai Festival City, Dubai, Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (04) 2246886. Taxi: Dubai Festival City. facebook.com/purebabyorganicme