The first Williams Sonoma store in the UAE has opened in Dubai. Williams Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience. Located on the first level of The Dubai Mall, this store is the ultimate destination for anyone who loves well-made, chic products for home entertaining, cooking and decorating.

Joshua Placer, senior operations manager, Williams Sonoma, said: “Our brand founder, Chuck Williams, travelled the world, and was inspired by what he saw and experienced to found the first Williams Sonoma store in 1956, in the USA. Our promise is to nourish people’s lives at home. We’re excited to bring that full circle with the opening of our latest store in Dubai, at a time when it is more important than ever.

“There is a greater desire to cook healthy, delicious meals and enjoy time at home, surrounded by comfortable, stylish furnishings. As a brand, Williams Sonoma transcends countries and helps families improve their life at home in difficult times,” he added.

Drawing upon more than half a century of culinary expertise, Williams Sonoma designed and developed exclusive collections of kitchen tools, professional-quality cookware, and essential electrics. From state-of-the-art multifunctional cookers to the latest in guided cooking technology, indoor smoking and digital sous vide precision – today’s most innovative kitchen breakthroughs are now available to passionate chefs in Dubai.

In the days to come, Williams Sonoma customers can look forward to free technique classes and product trainings; as well as exclusive events, cooking classes and shopping in store by private appointments.

The store also offers complimentary design services that span Williams Sonoma as well as Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, and West Elm. For trade clientele, Williams Sonoma will also be introducing Designer Rewards. Furniture can also be made to order.