Homes R Us is a Dubai based furniture chain that sells budget furniture, home accessories and houseware (not home appliances though), with reasonably cheap prices. They often have sales but sometimes restricted to some locations in the UAE. Homes R Us would be in the same list as Home Center, Pan Emirates, IKEA, and Index Home Living when it comes to choosing a furniture shop in the UAE from which to quickly and cheaply kit out your new apartment or villa (although quality and style does show some variation between them).
Homes R Us established in February 2003. First store at Madinat Zayed Gold Centre in Abu Dhabi.
Dubai Shopping Festival 2010 special offer "up to" (in very small letters) 70% discount on "everything, including the new collection".
Homes R Us has partnership with Union Co-op to get first preference for opening a furniture store in any new Union Coop shopping center (10 August 2010 reports, unclear when agreement was signed).
Homes R Us expansion in the UAE might include Abu Dhabi and RAK. In a Khaleej Times interview with the COO,
Viraf Raimalwala, published 08 August 2010, he said "We are also looking at expansion in Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi"
Homes R Us stores in Abu Dhabi City
Madinat Zayed Gold Center shopping mall, tel +971-2-6312020. Opening date 18 February 2003, store area 70,000 sq feet.
Homes R Us Al Ain
Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Rd near Jebel Roundabout, tel +971-3-7559770. New showroom open March 2007.
Town Square branch, near Sheikha Salama Mosque. Opening date March 2006? Closed after new Jebel R/A branch opened?
Al Barsha Union Coop shopping center - proposed/under negotiation (10 August 2010 Gulf News report).
Arabian Center Mirdiff, Al Khawaneej Road, tel +971-4-2845736, (open 18 March 2009), the biggest Homes R Us store in the UAE as of September 2009 with area of 70,000 sq ft.
Hamriya Shopping Center, Union Co-op, Abu Hail Road, Hor Al Anz, Deira, tel +971-4-2698030. Open June 2010? Press release 27 June 2010 said it was the 4th Homes R Us store in Dubai, but only listed 3 Dubai stores (Ibn Battuta Mall wasn't included)?
Ibn Battuta Mall (IBM) - 9th Homes R Us store, opening date end August 2010 (announced in 02 September 2010 press release). Location in India Court section of IBM. Investment in IBM and Hamirya mall stores reported as AED 24 million (Khaleej Times 08 August 2010).
www.homesrusgroup.com - might be Homes 'R' Us website but no content when last checked August 2009, www.homesrus.com is an unrelated property company, www.homesrus.ae is parked but according to UAEnic whois, is registered to Homes R Us Trading with email contact firstname.lastname@example.org so perhaps a website will be there eventually.
www.lalsgroup.com - Lal's Group website, Lals are the Dubai based owners of the Homes R Us furniture chain in the UAE. Has some information about Homes R Us in the UAE.