Cool whiskers: Akin Dubai offers UAE gents perfect haircuts and beard trims

Tucked away inside Burj Al Salam lies a hidden grooming gem for the UAE’s most discerning gentlemen – meet Akin Dubai…

A visual treat for the eyes, Akin Barber & Shop is unlike any other hair and beauty salon for men in the UAE right now. Glossy black tiles, the finest, well thought out furnishings, a cactus or two and The Sum of Us coffee on tap makes this place a verified member of the new movement sweeping the UAE: the rise of the homegrown hipster. The city is really gaining creative momentum and producing some incredible homegrown concepts to shout about, and Akin Dubai is certainly one of them…

Founded by regional entrepreneur Leith Matthews (read our interview with the Aussie here), Akin Dubai offers “haircuts, beard tune-ups and straight razor shaves”, a curated concept store and the aforementioned caffeine kings‘ lattes and cold drip brews. Open six days a week (Akin Dubai is closed on Sundays), the men’s beauty destination was inspired by the classic New York City barbershop. A luxurious 45-minute wet shave will set you back AED 75, whilst an hour-long haircut and beard trim is yours for AED 215.


Insider tip: Walk-ins welcome but do book if you want to avoid waiting. You can book an appointment online here.


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