The sanctity of the relationship between a man and his barber cannot be understated. Indeed, it takes a certain level of vulnerability and trust that can only be achieved by the deepest bond to lay back and relax while someone yields a razor blade mere centimeters from your face. More than just a place to get your hair cut and stock up on grooming essentials, barbershops have become a sacred and unrivaled space to meet others, exchange jokes, and engage in meaningful conversations about life. Today, men’s salons are in a breakout status and are popping up all across the region, so if you’re still searching for that special barber whom you can entrust your life to, we’ve done your homework for you and have rounded up the best spots to get a fresh fade and line-up, from Abu Dhabi and beyond.
Bahwan Complex 966, Villa 3, Al Wasl Road, Umm Suqeim
971 4 236 0031
Whether you’re seeking a high-precision trim, a shaved undercut, or a fresh fade, Amongst Few has you covered. The space also serves as a cafe and a concept store, so don’t forget to allocate some time for shopping after your appointment.
Marquise Square Tower, Marasi Drive
971 55 903 5847
Prior to getting a haircut and beard trim at Yard, a barber will consult with you before your session to create a bespoke look tailored specifically to suit you.
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Al Zeina Complex, Block C
971 2 555 3339
Local combines a specialty cafe, barbershop, sneaker laundry, and retail store all under one roof.
Sheikha Fatima Park, Building 2
971 2 675 2732
The premiere spot for those seeking to fulfill all their grooming needs, Tonic Legends provides cutting-edge styles from expert barbers alongside facials, manicures, pedicures, and hair coloring treatments.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Chaps & Co.
966 53 511 1871
The homegrown gent’s salon runs the full gamut of the barbershop classics, alongside services such as a charcoal face mask and an undereye treatment to reduce dark circles. In addition, all barber chairs and work stations are sanitized after every visitor.
6766 Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Road
966 9200 10409
The barbershop is a favorite spot with local footballers, including Al Hilal’s Abdullah Al-Mayouf, who routinely visits the men’s salon to ensure his line-up is always on point.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Ibrahim Al Jaffali, Al Andalus
966 53 489 2770
Drop in for a beard trim, a keratin treatment, or get your mustache dyed by a roster of skilled hairstylists and colorists at Doodi.
966 55 205 5048
Whether you need an express 10-minute line-up or want to switch up your look with a bleached buzzcut or braids, Barbero has a dedicated team of talented Brazilian hairstylists who will make sure you leave the barbershop looking fresh.
Doha Festival City Mall
974 4444 1847
The award-winning gentlemen’s salon has developed a loyal following of clients who drop in for an expert cut as well as a relaxing massage.
Unit 155 QQ07 Boardwalk Level
974 4442 7703
The refreshingly laid-back barbershop concept offers a cool alternative to the occasionally laborsome task of shaving.