Does anybody know a good tailor for male and female in Abu Dhabi?
I don't know about tailors in the city, but where I live in Khalifa City (about 25km) from the centre, there are a few tailors that may be suitable.
There are many tailors on Abu Dhabi island. Most specialise in men or women. My experience is on copying items or making adjustments to off-the-peg clothes so I can't really make a recommendation. ILME
Zeena Tailors is a very good tailor that i would recommend
They make Suits, shirts pants, skirts etc. the process is very simple, email them on ZeenaTailors@gmail.com and let them know when you are visiting Abu Dhabi, and what you wish to be made, They can buy prepare your suit for trial when you come and you can be back with a custom made suit within a week's time.They give super fast service and the owner (Durria) is a very nice lady. Call them on 02-6314644, i highly recommend them
You can contact Indian Land Ladies Tailoring - Contact # 02-6329308
Whatever you do, do not go to Abu Dhabi New Tailors. This shop gets a lot of recommendations from male customers but based on my experience (I'm female), they did lousy suits and shirts for me.
Before I left Abu Dhabi for good, I went to the shop and asked if they can do 3 suits and 6 shirts for me within 4 weeks. And they said yes. I came back and forth 10 times to the shop for the fitting; the reason is that the suit/shirts were never ready everytime I come. Despite knowing that I was leaving the country, they never finished the suits until 2 days before my departure, hence not enough time to make the repairs. I took the suits although I was not entirely happy and it was also busy period for me.
Now I am in my new place and I could not wear any of the suits! The shirts were tight in the arms, the pants were ill-fitting I could not even sit on them. In the end I spend Dhs 3,800 for an enitre wardrobe I could not wear! I sent the shop via email photos of me wearing the suits so they can see for themselves.
I would not recommend Abu Dhabi New Tailors and my advice to customers is to conduct proper research before deciding on a tailor and probably go for 1 suit first to try out the place.
Unfortunately, some tailors 'outsource' work to other cheaper, less known folks in the business. The result is often poorly constructed clothes and dissatisfied customers. Even with copy paste' jobs, one can still be unpleasantly surprised.
If you can, especially with a tailor you're not familiar with, do one garment at a time, and let them know exactly why.
Sorry to hear about your ordeal Donna.
Thanks for your comment, FastTrackDxB. Yes, I should have gone for 1 suit and 1 shirt first to try out the place. I made that decision for 3 suits and 6 shirts based on many positive recommendations I read on the internet, mostly from male customers. Abu Dhabi New Tailors is even recommended and featured in magazines such as Time Out and Abu Dhabi Week. They could not do suits for females, this is for sure.Edited: 01 July 2012, 18:32
I can 100% recommend Abu Dhabi New Tailors, in the Madinat Zayed Shopping Centre for gents. They made me a 3 piece suit within a week and I can't fault the quality. Not only that but even though they did over run by a day they brought the suit to my hotel for me as I had to hand back my hire car.
There is a Consumer Protection dept in Abu Dhabi to assist anyone should they face problems. Having said that here, women only go to tailors for women ( as the tailors are experienced in that area) and men only go to the mens' tailors. Also, they are not use to making suits, mainly embroidered dresses, blouses, skirts and Morrocan dresses. Sorry for the bad experience you had.Edited: 22 April 2013, 23:17
Try Zeena Tailors, in Khalidiya