From talented fashion designers to luxe dining concepts, there are numerous homegrown concepts in the UAE catered to providing something for everyone.

With handcrafted elements and high street confectionaries, these brands have built themselves over the years as they continue to establish themselves as much-loved local brands in the UAE.

Emirates Woman has curated a list of UAE-based brands to extend your support to as they are an ode to the region’s rich heritage.

Al Mraikn


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Combining an elegantly featured soiree edit, these expertly crafted pieces offer luxurious silhouettes with chic necklines to redefine modest wear this season.

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The Giving Movement

This sustainable athleisure brand manufactured in the UAE is chic and uses recycled nylon along with certified organic bamboo while also supporting various charities such as Harmony House and Dubai Cares through each sale.

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This contemporary ready-to-wear label was founded in Dubai by Faiza Bouguessa in 2014. It offers a minimalist wardrobe focused on clean cuts and impeccable details to strong sophisticated women with highly modern cuts, bold lines, and geometric precision.

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Described as equal parts architecture and art, Lilian Afshar’s name exploded onto the scene in 2014 with her unique box bags. Mixing eclectic contemporary textures perspex and acrylic with exotic leathers, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner are already cult followers of the Dubai-based brand.

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Founded by Dr. Lamees Hamdan, this luxury skincare line from Dubai is firmly rooted in Arabic traditions using a powerful combination of active ingredients in therapeutic concentrations – to heal the skin from within and reveal its beautiful potential.

For more information or to purchase visit

Mirzam Chocolate Factory


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This homegrown bean-to-bar concept and chocolate factory is the first of its kind in the emirate with an experience for everyone to relish on their visit. From roasting cocoa beans to hand wrapping each bar, the concept is inspired by the spice root as an ode to its rich heritage to create incredibly smooth chocolate with no additional additives.

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Inspired by the retro era, founder and designer Maha Abdul Rasheed wanted to inject fun into women’s wardrobes with generous ruffles, bare shoulders, oversized bows and colourful floral prints. Thanks to its feminine silhouettes and bold attitude, Bambah has won itself a local and global following, and has even caught the attention of the A-list crowd, including Priyanka Chopra and Amal Clooney.

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This homegrown concept was founded in late November 2016 to elevate your dining experience with a sense of comfort, discovery and sharing, serving premium Asian dishes with a Japanese twist as its focus while promoting harbour-side community-style dining.

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The Lime Tree Café

Fueled with the vision of being the neighbourhood familiar store, each dish is made with quality ingredients aimed with the intention to bring delicious delicacies in a vibrant yet relaxing haven to you. Using fair-trade and organic means, the team shares a passion for creating a vibrant environment and providing delicious food.

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Fine Blooms


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Striving beyond the unconventional boundaries of floristry, Fine Blooms creates unique arrangements with beautifully sourced flowers to completely change any environment while creating bespoke bouquets for any occasion. This Valentine’s Day, express your love with a token of your love from this exclusive boutique, keeping quality at the heart of their designs.

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