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5 Best Garden Furniture to Enjoy Winter in UAE

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As the weather turns cooler, we collectively look forward to taking in the sharp lows of the UAE winter as much as time permits. Naturally, the agenda for the cooler months offers a wealth of outdoor activities, from camping to hiking.

There is something special about going to the balcony, terrace or backyard to relax and recharge with the family under the winter sky. If you’re looking forward to hosting game nights and barbecues come winter, add warmth to your outdoor space with dedicated patio pieces.

To help you choose the right furniture for your space and needs, we sought the advice of an interior stylist whose expertise extends to creating outdoor spaces for her clients.

Style, budget and material: What should I consider when choosing garden furniture?

Your favorite pieces should be made of aluminium, wood or rattan, says expert.
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From your hosting style to budget, a number of factors will usually determine the right kit for your home. Lilly Engelbrecht, founder and creative director of Escape Home Interiors in Dubai, tells Gulf News that buyers should first consider what the space will be used for.

“Do you prefer a lounge set or a dining table? Deciding how you want to use the outdoor space and generally how you entertain will help you find a practical choice. Then decide your intended budget for the space and style you Putting together a mood board is always a good start, and it helps you stay focused when shopping,” Engelbrecht said.

Nervous about leaving your expensive furniture outside? Engelbrecht says it is advisable to create some shade or cover the furniture if the area you have chosen is fully exposed to the sky. A budget-friendly option could be to invest in an umbrella canopy.

Most importantly, go for durable material that can be easily maintained. “Wood has a long life if you are consistent with maintenance. Aluminum is quite durable and light and comes in a variety of colors. Rattan options are good, but they need covering to protect the pieces from sun, rain and birds, which tend to break off bits to build their nests,” she added. What is not recommended is outdoor furniture made of plastic, as it loses its luster and becomes brittle over time.

Engelbrecht’s professional tips for winter outdoor furniture care are all about maximizing the life of your set. “I would highly recommend buying covers or having custom covers made for outdoor furniture. The amount you invest in good covers now will save you a lot more money in the long run, as maintaining or replacing outdoor furniture will definitely cost more. Make sure for the fittings to be fully UV resistant and waterproof. If you can store your furniture in the shade, even better.”

On our list you will find balcony sets, cozy swings, shady garden sets for the whole family and more, curated from Take advantage of free installation on a few of these items.

1. Best Overall: Pan Emirates 5-Piece Apple Cushion Garden Set

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PAN Emirates 5-piece apple canopy garden set

PAN Emirates 5-piece apple canopy garden set
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AED
750
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The more chairs, the better, which is why this premium garden set from Pan Emirates is ideal for the whole family. Elegant, understated and all black with gray accents, the five-piece set features four steel chairs upholstered in fabric and a round table that supports an umbrella in the middle. Constructed from weather-resistant materials, it is as comfortable as it is durable. Each chair has track arms for easy relaxation. Its minimalist design is compatible with a wide range of decor, so you can expect it to look like an effortless extension of your home’s interior.

Bonus: Buy with monthly installment plans from Dh63.

2. Best Statement Piece: Yulan 3-Piece Aluminum Pattern Table and Chair Set, White

YULAN 3-piece aluminum pattern table and chair set white

Yulan 3-piece aluminum pattern table and chair set white
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AED
750
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Yulan offers a slightly larger two-seater and a table in white, complete with a decorative floral design. Imagine dressing up your garden with this statement piece reserved for afternoon tea in winter. The set is made of aluminum alloy that is weather resistant to protect your furniture from outdoor elements. All parts can be easily cleaned – just run a damp cloth over the surface and wipe. The best thing is that it fits in small spaces, so it is not only perfect for a backyard, but also an apartment balcony.

Bonus: Buy with monthly installment plans from Dh63.

3. Best lounge set: JYSK 4-piece lounge set, black

JYSK 4-piece lounge set

JYSK 4-piece lounge set
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AED
699
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Outdoor gatherings call for a practical lounge set, one that forgoes a canopy in favor of an unrestricted layout. JYSK terrace lounge set for four has two single chairs and a double seater with accompanying table. Its frame is made of robust steel and texteline, a durable synthetic fabric that is ideal for outdoor use as it is UV and mold resistant. The set boasts simple, minimal lines, so it’s bound to suit any home. JYSK says that all parts can easily be stored when the warmer months come.

Bonus: Buy with monthly installment plans from Dh59. Get free installation on your order.

4. Best Premium swing: Donau Home 3-person Korina swing, off-white/green

Donau Home 3-person Korina Swing, Off White/Green

Donau Home 3-person Korina Swing, Off White/Green
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799
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If you’re looking for a swing that works in all seasons, check out Danube Home’s three-person chair. Shaded with a canopy, this high-comfort swing is the perfect permanent fixture for your poolside. It comes up to 185cm in height and has a waterproof roof along with padded seating in a stylish off-white and green color combination. You can get a durable device for the whole family, and it can stay outside under the sky, all year round.

Bonus: Buy with monthly installment plans from Dh84. Get free installation on your order.

5. Best Family Swing: Brighttag Garden Swing

Brighttag garden swing

Brighttag garden swing
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AED
795
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Here’s a three-person swing to keep you warm and cozy on chilly mornings. It stands out from our other picks for the generously padded padded seats, which allow for longer hours outdoors. The canopy is adjustable and is made of UV-resistant material for extra protection from the sun. If a two-person set feels sparse for your garden, then this piece of furniture might fit the bill – it’s welcoming, fills up a substantial area and creates lovely harmony with nature thanks to its earthy brown tone. The swing is heavier than most with a weight of 38 kg, so the additional installation saves you the trouble of putting the swing together yourself.

Bonus: Buy with monthly installment plans from Dh67. Get free installation on your order.

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