Travelling in Style: Your Guide to Travel Essentials

Super stylish travel essentials for those on-the-go

For business travellers, holidaymakers and jetsetters on a stopover, Dubai has everything to facilitate stylish and practical travel. Whether it’s one-of-a-kind accessories or look-at-me luggage, the shopping in Dubai offers all the travel must-haves – from monogrammed suitcases to iPad sleeves, carry-alls to hair-care kits. Here is our gallery of get-up-and-go travel gadgets and gear…

Polycarbonate pull-along

Tumi’s 19-degree polycarbonate luggage set from the 2016 “Holiday” collection is cleverly unisex with a lightweight yet protective hard shell. In three on-point metallic tones it makes spotting your luggage on the carousel an altogether easier, more stylish affair.

Tumi full-size luggage; carry-on case, from Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall

iPad mini sleeve

Chic Brit brand Aspinal of London provides protection for your technology in this sleek crocodile skin iPad mini sleeve. Smart and practical, it marks you as a taste-maker.

Aspinal of London iPad sleeve from Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Passport protection

Aspinal of London again, this time looking after your passport. If it’s looking a tad tired from all the travelling, pop it into a protective passport case. Choose pink for a pop of colour, or a unisex neutral tone is equally chic.

Aspinal of London passport cover from Harvey Nichols Dubai, Mall of the Emirates

Monogrammed suitcase

Nothing says luxury like Louis Vuitton luggage. The latest line of rolling trunks, “Horizon”, are designed by Australian Marc Newson in a new ultra-light style that brings the historic trunk into the 21st century. Realised in a monogram canvas with leather-capped corners, the new take on the LV trunk is your ticket to first class travel.

Louis Vuitton suitcase from Louis Vuitton, The Dubai Mall

Zipped carry-on

Mulberry has long been regarded as the epitome of carry-on class. Expertly crafted, the Bayswater is a classic shape that literally carries-all, and the latest zipped version means extra security when storing in an overhead locker.

Mulberry carry-on from Mulberry, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall

Faux fur slides

When it comes to flying in comfort, but hot-footing it with an extra dose of contemporary cool, Simon Scott’s faux fur pool slides are it. Cosy in the slippers-at-home kind of way, but de rigueur in a leftfield fashion way, they’re the easy way to make travelling as comfortable as possible without sacrificing style.

Simon Scott slides from Etoile “La boutique”, Mall of the Emirates and Wafi mall

MCM Rockstar Vanity Case

MCM can be spotted a mile off thanks to its signature monogrammed exterior. Chic and compact, the Rockstar vanity case is a cute travel solution for make-up or jewellery when travelling to or from Dubai and beyond, then great for at-home storage. Or make like Rihanna and carry it like a clutch.

MCM vanity case from MCM, The Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates

Hair-care travel set

Hair care extraordinaire from Philip Kingsley, the world’s number one trichologist (hair doctor to most of us), is now accessible to travellers thanks to a nifty hair-care travel set that makes it super easy to keep hair in top condition while on the move.

Philip Kingsley hair travel kit from Bloomingdale’s Dubai

Fashionable luggage tag

Here’s the perfect entry price point for those who aspire to luxury travel. Attach a touch of class to luggage or even totes with this Mulberry luggage tag.

Mulberry tag from Mulberry, Mall of the Emirates

All-purpose oversized sweater

Invest in a Stella McCartney cosy oversized knit to protect you from the chill of the on-board air conditioning and wrap up in style.

Stella McCartney sweater from Stella McCartney, Mall of the Emirates

In-flight body care

The perfect gift to one’s self, an indulgent Laura Mercier honey-based travel set comprised of LM’s best-selling bodycare will make freshening up in the First Class cabin a joy.

Laura Mercier bodycare from Laura Mercier, Bloomingdale’s Dubai, The Dubai Mall

Bags-of-style backpack

The ease of travelling with a backpack has made it one of today’s most popular travel essentials. Once dubbed a style “no-no,” Carpisa’s chic unisex grey version is a big yes.

Carpisa backpack from Carpisa, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif

Oh-la-la laptop case

A timeless investment piece, a Mulberry laptop case will last for many the years and hold its style style. It’s a must-have for business travellers who like to send a message.

Mulberry laptop case from Mulberry, Mall of the Emirates and The Dubai Mall