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The 4 Best Yarn Shops in Dubai

Whether it’s for your hobby or for business, yarns are a helpful tool for artisans and people who need them for basic housekeeping. 

You can find these small bundles in any general department store or at a crafting store. There are also dedicated stores for sewing that sell them in different types and colors. 

Here’s our small list of recommendations for the best yarn shops in Dubai, just in case you need a bit of help in your next project! 

How Much Does Yarn Cost?

Yarns are fiber strands that are used in various art and craft projects. They are also used in making blankets and other articles of clothing. 

With their versatility, they are also made from different materials. Depending on the material, a yarn can be of a different thickness or texture.

With that being said, the following table displays the average cost of yarns based on fiber type: 

Yarn Type Average Cost/piece (in AED)
Alpaca44 - 50
Angora26 - 50
Bamboo39 - 40
Cashmere42 - 50
Cotton18 - 25
Hemp35 - 40
Linen25 - 50
Mohair30 - 100
Silk42 - 100
Wool15 - 95

The Best Yarns in Dubai 

The following factors were considered in assessing the shops in this article: 

Variety – We look at the list of products and the types of yarns available in their shop.
Pricing – Are their rates reasonable, or can you find the same items at a cheaper price somewhere else? 
Customer Support – Part of a good shopping experience is interacting or being assisted by a great staff. Bonus points for extra services offered for the convenience of their customers. 
Store – Are their physical location feasible for convenient shopping or browsing around? For stores with only an online platform, we consider how user-friendly their interface is. .

1. Al Washia (CraftMiddleEast.com)

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PRODUCTSKnitting & Crochet Yarns, Accessories, Sewing, RichHobby Paints, Dotting Craft, Knitting Needles, and many more.
WEBSITEcraftmiddleeast.com
ADDRESS
CONTACT DETAILSWhatsApp +971551779779
+971507396995
OPERATING HOURS

Craftmiddleeast.com and Al Washia store are sister companies offering an extensive range of yarns and creative supplies for craft enthusiasts. Al Washia store, located in the upscale Wafi Mall, is a “craft heaven,” with a wide range of colorful yarns, tools, accessories, and other crafting items such as diamond painting kits, cross-stitch, craft painting, and beading, sewing and patchwork.

What’s great about them is that they do not only sell yarns, but ready made finished products such as amigrumi toys and many other products are available at the store!

Even if you’re not a knitter or crocheter, the store offers ready-made handmade products by their skilled artists or can make custom orders, such as crocheted cushions in your desired colors and texture. The store’s staff, especially is welcoming and friendly, and three experienced artists available to assist visitors with their needs.

Unlike others, we prefer them more because their team of three artists can make any hand made product by order. No matter what it is you have in mind, they can turn it into reality.

The store is a community hub that promotes fiber artistry as a therapeutic lifestyle. The impeccable display and merchandising skills showcase each craft or hobby enthusiast’s dedicated section, and workshops are available for beginners or those seeking to improve their skills.

Craftmiddleeast has become a global sensation, thanks to its diverse and extensive selection. Whether you visit Al Washia at Wafi Mall or shop online at craftmiddleeast.com, you’ll find your favorite yarn or discover a new hobby. With free delivery for orders over AED 100 within the UAE, and gauramteed gift with each order of AED 200 and more, it’s the ultimate creative destination. 

Pros

  • Reasonable rates
  • Has a wide variety of quality brands
  • Free shipping in UAE

Cons

  • Website does not list operating hours

2. Yarns Dubai

Yarns Dubai's Homepage
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PRODUCTSYarns

Threads

Macrame

Amigurumi

Accessories

Patterns

Kits and Packs

WEBSITEhttps://yarnsdubai.com
ADDRESSWENASI Yarns Trading LLC- Warehouse 6 -Mashallah Warehouse Complex - Nadd Al Hamar - DubaiUnited Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSWhatsApp: +971 56 269 2739
OPERATING HOURS

Online Store: Open 24 hours. (Monday - Sunday)


Outlet:

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Monday - Thursday)

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Satuday)

(Closed on Fridays and Sundays)

CriteriaRatings
Variety★★★★★ (5/5)
Pricing★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Support ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Store★★★★☆ (4/5)

This is a haven for craft makers. 

Yarns Dubai, launched in 2016, is a trading company that specializes in selling various types of yarns, threads, and other sewing-related products. 

In terms of yarn variety, this company has it in spades. They actually have these fibers in different brands, colors, and materials. 

We do have to point out that this establishment deals with its customers mostly through its online shopping platform, which is open 24/7. Customers are free to shop wherever and whenever. 

They still have a physical store, which is big and spacious, by the way. Upon seeing the interior of it, Yarns Dubai’s outlet store feels like a huge crafting warehouse. 

To gain access to their physical store, customers are required to book online in advance. This is because they are only allowing five to six customers to enter at a time. 

For purchasing items in their outlet shop, the company only accepts contactless payment options via card. In case that makes you feel uncomfortable, we recommend shopping on their online platform instead. 

This is because they have an option for cash on delivery if you buy online. 

Overall, we recommend Yarns Dubai for their wide variety of yarns available and their average pricing. Definitely, a store worth checking out! 

Pros

  • Product variety 
  • Average pricing 
  • Big outlet store 

Cons

  • Advance online booking is required.
  • Contactless payment options (Visa and Mastercard) only

Customer Reviews: 

Product Variety, Helpful Staff

“I was surprised to see a dedicated yarns store in Dubai and i thought i have seen it all until i visited their store. They have the best collection not just acrylic and cotton but wool and silk and others. Very helpful team especially to Roya!” -Amna Muntasem

3. Ribbons 

Ribbons's Homepage
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PRODUCTSRibbons

Feathers

Brooches

Beads

Crochet

Yarns

Buttons

Lace

Crystal

WEBSITEhttps://www.ribbons.ae
ADDRESSAl Bada'a - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 4 358 8200

E-mail: [email protected]

OPERATING HOURS9:00 AM - 11:00 PM (Saturday - Thursday)

4:00 PM - 11:00 PM (Friday)

CriteriaRatings
Variety★★★★☆ (4/5)
Pricing★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Support ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Store★★★☆☆ (3/5)

Ribbons is a small trading store that focuses on selling various products related to tailoring and sewing. 

In terms of yarn variety, it’s quite limited. They have yarns in different colors and fiber types, but they’re a smaller range compared to the rest of their competitors. 

Stepping into the store, we noticed the space. First and foremost, this place is a bit small. 

It’s not too small to not allow walking around, but clients would have a bit of struggle trying to navigate the area as they get the items they need. 

Products are neatly organized together and displayed very well. Even from afar, you can see the yarns they have available in a color display. 

Aside from its physical store, they also have an online shopping platform. It seems that this site is currently in progress, as there are a lot of categories that are still empty. 

We recommend only trying out their platform should you want to have products delivered to your home. Our main advice is to just visit their physical store to have a full idea of what they have in stock. 

Overall, we believe that Ribbons, regardless of some of their limitations, is a good option for a yarn shop. It’s definitely a good second option or just a general potential store to look into if you’re browsing for shops to consider when it comes to yarn supply!

Pros

  • Friendly and helpful staff 
  • Offers deliveries 
  • Online store available 24/7
  • Average pricing 

Cons

  • Limited yarn variety 
  • Online store displays limited selection

Customer Reviews: 

Good Product Variety

“I give it a 5 star rating on variety. You will find everything you need to embellish your projects at a good price. My only con is that the staff is a bit harsh some times ( they are super busy most of the time, dealing with us indecisive customers…so it’s understandable). You can easily be overwhelmed by the many options they have. The best way to tackle a visit to Ribbons is by taking a materials list of what you want, otherwise you will feel you are drowning in sequins, embroidery thread, and tassels.” – Alicia Trelles 

4. Craftbox 

Craftbox's Homepage
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PRODUCTSYarn

Paint

Paint Brushes

Glue

Stationery

and more!

WEBSITEhttp://craftbox.ae/index
ADDRESSAl Quoz 3 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
CONTACT DETAILSPhone: +971 55 558 9600
OPERATING HOURS8:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Monday - Saturday)
CriteriaRatings
Variety★★★☆☆ (3/5)
Pricing★★★★☆ (4/5)
Customer Support ★★★★☆ (4/5)
Store★★★★☆ (4/5)

Founded in 2013, Craftbox is a local supplier of stationary and crafting materials to schools and nurseries across the UAE. In addition to that, they also sell a range of various supplies to regular individuals. 

We did notice that they focus more on selling a wide range of various types of crafting items. Usually, you can find the basic variations and brands for each of the products they have on sale. 

When it comes to yarns, Craftbox has them in individual packaging and in bulk. They also have them in various colors. 

However, we do have to point out that the only yarn they sell is made of cotton wool. If you’re looking for a fiber that’s made of a different material, better look at another store! 

Visiting their store, we noticed that their location is pretty spacious. It’s also well-lit, and well-organized. 

You can find the crafting items sorted by category and stocked into the shelves they have. With a lot of walking space, customers can navigate the shop with ease. 

Speaking of ease, they also have an online store for customers who don’t want to drive to their location. They accept various methods of payment, such as credit cards and cash on delivery! 

Overall, if you’re not particular about a yarn’s fiber material, then we recommend shopping at Craftbox for their customer support and their average pricing! 

Pros

  • Offers pack and individual amounts of yarn 
  • Spacious, well-organized store 
  • Helpful and friendly staff 

Cons

  • Only cotton wool yarn available 
  • Focuses more on providing more general craft items 

Customer Reviews: 

Excellent Customer Service 

“So happy to shop from your craft box store. Excellent customer service and high-quality products. Will definitely shop again soon. A vast range of craft supplies.” -Latika Rathore 

FAQs About Yarn Shops in Dubai