Gemma Ward

The Best Beauty Sites That Deliver in the UAE

You don’t have to trawl through a mall to get your beauty fix – simply click on these sites and wait for you package to arrive.

Shopping online for beauty products has never been easier, with GCC-based sites and international e-tailers delivering top brands to the region. But where to click? To make your next shopping trip easier, here are our top five online beauty stores that deliver to your door. Get shopping!

Cult Beauty

This UK-based beauty e-tailer stocks everything your makeup bag could possible desire – and more. Sign up to its newsletter for first dibs on special products and sales.

Top brands: The Ordinary, Huda Beauty, Alpha-H, Iconic London, The Konjac Sponge Company, Two Faced

Our pick: The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

Delivery fee: Free for orders over £40 (AED195), otherwise £6.95 (AED34). Priority DHL shipping costs £25 (AED122).

Delivery time: 5-15 business days. Priority DHL shipping is 2-4 business days.

Extras: Free luxury samples on orders over £50 (AED245)

The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2 Percent & B5

aed 38 The Ordinary

The Dubai-based founders of Powder test all the products themselves, so you can rest assured you’re shopping from a curated list of proven products. The website is easy to navigate with a handy “Help Me Shop” section, as well as sections for men and organic products. You can also shop via your skincare concern, making the experience even easier.

Top brands: Oribe, Mizon, Philip B, Hampton Sun

Our pick: Oribe Impermeable Anti-humidity Spray

Delivery fee: Standard delivery, AED20. Same-day delivery to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, AED50. Delivery to GCC, AED37 (free for orders over $250)

Delivery time: Same day, next day and 3-5 business days

Extras: Check out the “Gifts” section for ideas for beautiful presents, from silk pillowcases to skincare sets.

Oribe The Impermeable Anti Humidity Spray

aed 185 Oribe

Limeade Boutique

Shop this makeup boutique from Facebook, Instagram or Whatsapp. It focuses mainly on popular makeup brands but at a discount price.

Top brands: Huda Beauty, Tarte, Pixi, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Pinky Goat

Our pick: Pinky Goat reusable lashes

Delivery fee: AED30

Delivery time: 1-3 business days

Extras: You can pay cash on delivery.

Pinky Goat Lashes in Maha

aed 45 Pinky Goat Lashes


The site for those in the know – if you really want to perfect your beauty regime and learn how to layer products for flawless skin, this is the place! It also stocks an impressive selection of retinols, glycolic acid and vitamin C and E products. Check out the Top Ten and Treatments sections to find the best products for you.

Top brands: Dermalogica, Elemis, Obagi

Our pick: Obagi Medical Nu-Derm Hydrate Facial Mousurizer

Delivery fee: AED20, free in the UAE for orders over AED100

Delivery time: Order before 9am for same-day delivery and before 10am for next-day delivery in the UAE

Extras: Three fee samples with every order and a free full-sized gift with every order over AED500

Obagi Nu-Derm Hydrate Facial Moisturiser

aed 231 Obagi


This GCC-based e-tailer stocks a wide variety of international brands, with a good selection of makeup, fragrances and accessories. Beauty guides and video tutorials show you how to use the products.

Top brands: Anastasia Beverly Hills, The Original Beauty Blender, Becca, Benefit, Cloud Nine, Fenty Beauty

Our pick: Miss Dior Chérie EDT 100ml

Delivery fee: Free for orders over AED250, otherwise AED25

Delivery time: 2-3 business days

Extras: Free gift for orders over AED400

Christian Dior Miss Cherie Perfume EDT 100ml

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