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Desert Designs

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Address: King Abdullah Street | Akrabiya, Al Khobar 31952, Saudi Arabia
Phone Number:
+966 13 889 4747
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Today
09:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Fri 16:00 - 21:00
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

We do close on weekdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM everyday except Saturday...

We do close on weekdays from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM everyday except Saturday where we are open all day from 9:00AM to 9:00PM

A family run business since 1990, Desert Designs has grown manifold from the store opened in a desert tent, to its flagship storefront on King Abdullah Street in Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. Come Visit Us and browse our vast collection of personally curated products, ranging from tribal Bedouin arts brought especially for you from the desert, to modern executive gifts always created keeping the heritage of Islamic design in the forefront. Artists and Artisans are both given equal importance at Desert Designs. Host to its own contemporary art gallery, we continue to provide a platform for both upcoming and known local artists. And then there is Cafea Arab, offering gourmet coffees and teas both hot and cold, to complete your ultimate shopping experience.

OUR MISSION

Create and promote culture, art, heritage and design through our space, products and services.

OUR VISION

Inspiring cultural value within your lifestyle.

BRAND PROMISE

Fusing Culture and Design.

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I have been going to Desert Designs for years, actually since they were in a small shop in downtown Khobar. The new location is nice and big and they have done a great job... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2017
janaland
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I have been going to Desert Designs for years, actually since they were in a small shop in downtown Khobar. The new location is nice and big and they have done a great job displaying everything. The cafe upstairs has good coffee and is a fun spot to sit with friends and look at the art they change and display... More 

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Thank janaland
Raneen, General Manager at Desert Designs, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your lovely review. So happy you have come to visit our new location, and we are glad you enjoyed it. We do have great bargains on beautiful treasures, all our products are carefully selected to be of the highest quality for the best possible prices. To give our customers products of the best value is our... More 

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30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017

Nice staff who care about service. Good selection of nice quality souvenirs. Not tacky. Wonderful art gallery above.

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Thank Kumquatdiner
Raneen, General Manager at Desert Designs, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. Hope to see you soon in the store! Warmth, Raneen Bukhari More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

I love this place!! it is expensive, but they have a great variety or products, from lamps to furniture, notebooks, coasters, pashminas, etc. Everything is pretty, and good quality, but off course they charge for it. I strongly recommend it to buy gifts, souvenirs, or decoration.

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Thank Monica385859302
Raneen, General Manager at Desert Designs, responded to this review

Thank you! We really appreciate your love! Hello! We do have great prices on one of a kind pieces that are not available anywhere else! All our products are curated by our owners to be of the highest quality for the best possible value for money. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. You are not buying a products in our... More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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2 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

So much to learn about Saudi from the owners, in the wonderful atmosphere they have created. So much more than shopping.

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Thank JensTours
Raneen, General Manager at Desert Designs, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We really appreciate your visit and taking this time to review our store so sweetly. More 

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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Its a cool place to spend time and buy something special for your loved ones. The pricing is bit high still its worth

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Thank Anasfk
Raneen, General Manager at Desert Designs, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for your review. We do have great prices on one of a kind pieces that are not available anywhere else! All our products are curated by our owners to be of the highest quality for the best possible value for money. Customer satisfaction is our top priority. You are not buying a products in our store, you... More 

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94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Desert design is a nice shop to kill some time they also have a coffee shop and gallery which is definitely worth a visit. The shop itself has a lot of really cute nice stuff however majority of it is overpriced and honestly I feel like a lot of it I found a HomeSense in the US. There are some... More 

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2 Thank SpechlesStrytelr
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100 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

This place is awesome for authentic ethnic furniture. Great pieces artistically updated. Great craftsmanship. Dont miss

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Thank Yasmine B
Jubail
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151 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

while Saudi's see this place as an Art shop to buy someone whom you value very much, Others see it as souvenir shop. yes it might seem expensive for some and that is natural because they do deliver the best quality of Artifacts. our guest room table is from this place and its considered a respected brand

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1 Thank Osama A
Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you like a easy go too place to decorate your home in authentic Midlle Eastern decor all you need is to go to the Desert Designs. For your convenience you will need to bring $$$. Get a membership card it will help in the future visit. Nice art gallery and a coffee place upstairs.

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1 Thank Bearwood1958
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Alright people, I am not a big fan of this city especially summer time but you will miss a lot if you don't think of Desert Designs as A MUST-VIST Place here in Khobar.. Amazing is an understatement, it's a traditional gift shop ✅ a gallery ✅ a cafe ✅. Believe me you'll never regret the visit!! ❤️❤️

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1 Thank Fahad A

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