Tucked away in a corner of the souk at Madinat Jumeirah, Royal Fashions is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it sort of place. As a result, they don’t have the range of materials you’d expect at one of the city’s larger tailors, but what they do have is of a good standard. That’s something you’d expect from a shop at the city’s biggest tourist trap. This branch of RF (they also have a base in Bur Dubai) clearly caters for tourists and passing trade. There’s even a sign in the window that says, Ã‚‘Get your suits bespoke tailored within 48 hours. Starts from GBP169 only.’ Cheap compared to the UK perhaps, but you’d get a two-piece knocked up for half the price in Satwa. That aside, service at the store is fast and thoroughly professional. You’ll probably want to stick to a formal shirt or suit (when we visited, the other customers were German businessmen Ã‚— an indication, perhaps, of their average punter). We opted for a simple shirt and were perfectly happy with the process. We were in and out of the shop in 15 minutes (not having row upon row of fabrics to choose from actually helped) and we were told our shirt would be ready in three days. It was. It fitted snugly when we tried it on, and it even came folded up in a posh brown paper bag. One expects these sorts of trimmings for Dhs265. It’s more than we’d normally part with, but if like us, you can’t always face the traffic in downtown Dubai, it’s worth the extra fils.