A bargain British brand is here in Dubai

Wilkinsons ACE

It’s a British high street chain that’s a favourite with thrifty families, students looking to make the most of their money and basically everyone on a budget. Now Wilkinson’s is here in the UAE.

Now known as ‘Wilko’, the nearly 85-year-old brand’s homeware range is available exclusively at Al-Futtaim ACE stores across the country. Although its 385 branches in the UK stock pretty much everything from children’s toys to essential groceries, to perfume and toiletries, it’s the homeware range that has made it to the UAE.

With a focus on trendy but affordable items, the 285-item range includes dinnerware, food storage, mugs and kitchen organisation. Soon to follow are cake cases, baking trays and pots and pans – perfect for all you Insta chefs!

Snazzy kitchen utensils start from only AED 1, funky bone china alphabet mugs are AED 5 and a luxurious-looking copper affect pedal bin for AED 99 (we’re going to call it rose gold, actually). Anyone obsessed with interiors will tell you copper accent are huge for 2018 and fashionable touches like this make the range ideal for a nation of renters who want their homes to look good for less.

We can vouch that Wilko’s quality is good and we’re also massive fans of the retailer’s pick and mix range of candy, which often lures in sweet-toothed shoppers by going on sale for half-price. Will the sugary treats make it to the UAE?

ACE says: “This list is in no ways limited – in fact, Middle East shoppers can delight in the fact that this range will expand in the future to include homeware and toys too.”

ACE has stores in Dubai in Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Festival City and – just opened – Dubai Motor City. Shoppers can order online for delivery or collection, or buy in-store. See our video tour of the Motor City store here.

Find out more and fill your basket with Wilko’s goodies at blog.aceuae.com/introducing-wilko-exclusively

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