August 28 celebrates Emirati Women’s Day 2021 with the theme Women: Ambitions & Inspiration for Next 50 Years championing the successes and drive of the United Arab Emirates’ women. Pamper the special Emirati women in your life with these Vogue-approved gifting ideas, some from home-grown and Emirati-founded brands.
Emirati Women’s Day Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover
Give the gift of great skin with a luxe overnight treatment from La Prairie. The infusion includes La Prairie’s exclusive Cellular Complex, the first time that the proprietary formula has been captured within an oil. The addition of caviar-derived retinol and caviar lipids helps to plump and smooth, for firmer skin in the morning.
Designed around the concept of excellent gift-giving, this innovative app was the brainwave of Emirati entrepreneur Leila Al Marashi. Browse everything from flower bouquets and chocolates to more niche favors, check-out, and leave it up to CADO to prettily wrap up and ship to your loved one's door with same day delivery.
Eco warriors will find a like-minded philosophy at health and wellness concept, Hayawiia. With a physical storefront in Dubai's Al Quoz neighborhood and a digital market, Hayawiia was funded by Emiratis Tahany Taher and Akram Oomer to make clean living products more easily available. Shop green beauty ranges curated from around the world, like this 99% sustainable Botanical Curl Defining Oil from conscious brand O'right
Treat your girlfriends to a diamanté-topped lipgloss by regional beauty brand Barkha Beauty. Ideal for those just warming up to the return of lip looks, this hydrating gloss in the shade Karen, offers the slightest hint of color, plus a boost of moisture and shine.
These two ready-to-travel palettes each combine three of Inglot's best-selling shades, in floral packaging inspired by influencer Mai Ibrahim's memories of flowers during her childhood. The finely-milled, blendable formula is a sweet gift for the Emirati makeup lover in your life.
With fruity notes of blackcurrant and red berries over floral rose, ylang-ylang and lily-of-the-valley, and a base of vanilla and musk, Meliora by Parfums de Marly is a sophisticated and feminine fragrance. The pale gold bottle with its pure white tassel makes an elegant gift for friends with good taste.
Amna Al Habtoor's fragrance house, Arcadia, has launched a collection of three candles as part of the Emirati's 'Out of the Darkness' series, chronicling the turmoil faced throughout 2020. Poured into chic cement planters, each candle's notes explore a moment felt during the pandemic, making them a moving gift for a friend who needs a little light.
Treat her to a little R&R with a spa day at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. The resort's Emirati Women's Day celebrations include a choice of three different spa packages, for AED610 per person on August 27th-28th only. Each treatment include a choice of a Knesko Gold Eye Mask, Diamond Eye Mask, or Lip Mask, plus a massage.