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An Exclusive Ramadan-Themed Photo Shoot With Nadine Kanso, Khulood Thani, and Others

We’ve entered the final stretch of Ramadan, which means that Eid preparations are at the top of our to-do lists. If you’re looking for a venue where you can shop while also indulging in Ramadan-themed cuisines and a few historical exhibits and art installations, then head to Rwaq—Ramadan at The Walk—at Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). In collaboration with Dubai concept store The cARTel, Rwaq aims to offer visitors a curated shopping experience from May Barber, the co-founder and managing partner of The cARTel.

In an exclusive shoot for, Rwaq and The cARTel teamed up with a select number of UAE-based influential personalities—May Barber; Bint Thani’s designer Khulood Thani; Secret Squirrel Food blogger Karen McLean; fashion consultant Narimane Kurdi; jewelry designer and founder of Bil Arabi Nadine Kanso; and fashion designer Searina Abdel Kader—to pay tribute to the regional brands and artists participating in this year’s festive experience, including Amber Feroz, Coquette, Cities Boutique, Dima Ayad, Endemage, and Effa Dabbagh. We talked to the fashionable set about their go-to Ramadan style, their favorite Ramadan activities, and how they give back to the community during the holy month. Photographed by Svetlana Kniazeva, the photoshoot follows the women as they stroll past the full-scale, 3D light installation by Kuwaiti designer and artist Tahir Sultan at Rwaq and chat over high tea at Reem Al Bawadi.

Rwaq (Ramadan at The Walk) will continue until July 25th. For more information, visit

—Nouriah Al Shatti

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