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Yislamoo: Greetings from an Enterprising Family

Interview with Rasha Hamdan, Yislamoo family business partner: For every special occasion, there is a perfect card that captures the moment and allows us to share it with someone special. In the west, the tradition of card giving is deeply ingrained in modern culture as brands like Hallmark produce custom […]

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Right Bite: Healthy Eats Delivered To Your Doorstep

Interview with Right Bite founder Nathalie Haddad Nathalie Haddad was an in-demand dietitian who held one-on-one counseling sessions, conducted regular lectures at schools, and taught healthy cooking classes. Today, she runs a nutritional consultation and healthy food delivery company called Right Bite, which provides convenient and nutritious dining programs for […]

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BaemBu: Eco-friendly Clothes Made From Bamboo

Interview with co-founder Aimee Changco Trendiness and sustainability are one at BaemBu, a clothing startup that produces eco-friendly t-shirts in the UAE. By using bamboo for material and adhering to the highest ethical standards, this newcomer to the clothing world is already looking to take the lead in sustainable fashion. In […]

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The Business of Happiness: A Story of The Happy Box

Jumana Al Darwish was the embodiment of a successful modern professional. The Oxford graduate was the Head of Corporate Planning and Development at a government initiative that provided basic primary education to underprivileged children, and she had just welcomed a beautiful daughter into the world, named Ayla. But Jumana was […]

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The cARTel: Future of Retail Fashion

UAE-based, award-winning architect May Barber is passionate about creating beautiful things regardless of their material or scale. Her creative curiosity took her into fashion design followed by fashion buying and writing. Coupling her aesthetic eye with her entrepreneurial drive, May founded The cARTel, a fashion concept store that features wearable […]

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The Art of Fine Jewelry – A Story of The Jewel Teller

Jewelry has always been in Susana Martins’ blood. Born and raised in northern Portugal in an area with a rich goldsmithing history, she trained as a goldsmith and stone-setter before pursuing a post-graduate diploma in design alongside gemology and diamond grading qualifications. Fast forward a few years, and today her […]