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Arts & Culture

Five Arab designers that always impress

Mon, February 15, 2021

From crisp silhouettes to shimmering pastels in flowing fabrics, shop these names on your next Dubai holiday.

From crisp silhouettes to shimmering pastels in flowing fabrics, shop these names on your next Dubai holiday.


Amal Al Mulla

BySymphony in Dubai
Bahraini designer Amal Al Mulla brings earthy neutrals to her collections. Taking inspiration from the natural flow of our bodies and emotions, her designs often feature sharp silhouettes paired with feminine touches. The result is elegant yet edgy, with seasonless, ready-to-wear pieces perfect for busy lives. Discover the latest styles from Amal at Symphony Boutique at The Dubai Mall.

Bambah Boutique

Homegrown label Bambah Boutique by Dubai-based designer Maha Abdul Rasheed is an international favourite. Worn by celebrities including Amal Clooney, Emma Roberts and Aishwarya Rai, the label's looks are always striking. It's all about bright, bold colours and playful vintage looks – think bows, ruffles, and gowns with A-line skirts. If you're looking for something classic yet fun for a special event, be sure to add the Bambah Boutique at City Walk to your itinerary.


Libyan designer Fadwa Baruni often takes inspiration from nature to create her timeless collections. You can't help but think of mysterious deep ocean creatures thanks to the Dubai-based designer's stunning use of layered organza and chiffon in shimmering tones. Whether you're after a party gown or a chic two-piece set, it is definitely worth checking out Baruni's pieces at Galeries Lafayette at The Dubai Mall.


Elie Saab


As one of the world's best-known fashion designers today, Elie Saab's signature haute couture dresses are much-loved. However, there's plenty to choose from besides princess gowns with Saab's in-demand Ready to Wear collection. With this line, the Lebanese designer creates powerful looks with a feminine edge thanks to the use of lace, jersey and taffeta. To see the designs up close head over to the Elie Saab store at The Dubai Mall.


Razan Alazzouni

Razan Alazzaouni

It's not surprising to learn that Saudi Arabian designer Razan Alazzouni has a background in sculpture. Her designs feature beautiful, elegant silhouettes that have a playful edge. We love the way she transforms classic styles with flashes of colour and delicate touches such as floral embroidery and beadwork – it's chic, feminine and young at heart. You'll find her latest collection showcased at Symhony boutique.

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