It’s one of those spaces that’s just too cool. Combining haircare with boutique shopping and that all-important coffee stop, Local is opening a new branch on Saadiyat, Local Mamsha, and it’s easy to see why.
Local houses quirky brands that are hard to find in the UAE, such as Kinto Japan, Grown Alchemist and Salt & Stone. You go there for a trendy new cut and find yourself with an armful of awesome products and a café experience you can’t get out of your head.
You might know it as the place in Al Zeina where you can get sneakers that you can’t find anywhere else. The hotspot was created by three friends in Abu Dhabi who saw a gap in the market for barbershops that had a little something more to offer.
Now that the Mamsha branch is open, you have no reason not to go; have a coffee and a shop, and maybe even catch a wave.
The new branch sells tees, slides, and shades – all perfect for wearing on Soul Beach, which is right outside and will have you flexing for the ‘gram on the white sands. You can also get haircare products, candles, hard copies of magazine B from Seoul and cool graphic tees. No sneakers as of yet, but the Al Zeina branch has you covered there for now.
Then there’s the café side, which sells artisanal coffee, matcha and soft drinks to get your caffeine on. If you’re feeling peckish, don’t miss the açaí bowl, or take a look at the treats behind the counter.
We can't wait to check it out.